The world’s libraries. Connected. What’s Hot, What’s Not Synergies Between Research and Education in Digital Libraries Libraries in the Digital Age (LIDA)

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  • The worlds libraries. Connected. Whats Hot, Whats Not Synergies Between Research and Education in Digital Libraries Libraries in the Digital Age (LIDA) 2012 Zadar, Croatia, June 18, 2012 Lynn Silipigni Connaway, Ph.D. Senior Research Scientist OCLC
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  • The worlds libraries. Connected. Whats Hot, Whats Not On Demand Digital Library Involving & Educating Students Creating digital library jobs Lack of funding Little integration
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  • The worlds libraries. Connected. Digital Environment The future is digitaldigitize and democratize. (Darnton, 2009)
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  • The worlds libraries. Connected. What is a Digital Library? "Digital libraries are organizations that provide the resources, including the specialized staff, to select, structure, offer intellectual access to, interpret, distribute, preserve the integrity of, and ensure the persistence over time of collections of digital works so that they are readily and economically available for use by a defined community or set of communities." (Waters, 2007, 5)
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  • The worlds libraries. Connected. What is a Digital Library? (Lesk, 1997, xix) "Digital libraries are organized collections of digital information. They combine the structuring and gathering of information, which libraries and archives have always done, with the digital representation that computers have made possible. Digital information can be accessed rapidly around the world, copied for preservation without error, stored compactly, and searched very quickly. No conventional back-of-the-book index compares with the text search engines we now have."
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  • The worlds libraries. Connected. Whats Hot
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  • The worlds libraries. Connected. Expand Our Concept of Research FOUR KINDS OF EXPERTISE Domain (or subject) expertise Analytical expertise Data expertise Project management expertise Institutions and scholarly societies must expand their notions of what kinds of activities constitute research and reconsider how these activities are supported, assessed, and rewarded. (WILLIFORD & HENRY, 2012, 2) Institutions and scholarly societies must expand their notions of what kinds of activities constitute research and reconsider how these activities are supported, assessed, and rewarded. (WILLIFORD & HENRY, 2012, 2) Expertise RE-EVALUATE Hot!
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  • The worlds libraries. Connected. Expand Our Concept of Research Data CARING FOR DATA Test (skepticism) Correct, enhance, and integrate Make the data meaningful, reliable, and useful In fact, some scholarssee the new data they create as their most significant research outcome. (WILLIFORD & HENRY, 2012, 3) In fact, some scholarssee the new data they create as their most significant research outcome. (WILLIFORD & HENRY, 2012, 3) Caring for data BIG DATA Hot!
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  • The worlds libraries. Connected. Embrace Interdisciplinarity CULTIVATING INTERDISCIPLINARITY Organizational flexibility Intellectual flexibility Sustained collaboration Todays colleges and universities must equip students with skills appropriate for a rapidly changing and diverse workforce (WILLIFORD & HENRY, 2012, 3) Todays colleges and universities must equip students with skills appropriate for a rapidly changing and diverse workforce (WILLIFORD & HENRY, 2012, 3) Inter- disciplinarity PERSPECTIVE Hot!
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  • The worlds libraries. Connected. Models for Sharing Credit COLLABORATIVE CREDIT SHARING Enhances assessment of work Quality and impact of digital projects will grow encourage engagementby noting and appropriately rewarding their faculty, staff, and students for making substanial contributions to collaborative efforts. (WILLIFORD & HENRY, 2012, 3) encourage engagementby noting and appropriately rewarding their faculty, staff, and students for making substanial contributions to collaborative efforts. (WILLIFORD & HENRY, 2012, 3) Credit Sharing ENCOURAGEMENT Hot!
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  • The worlds libraries. Connected. On Demand Digital Libraries ON DEMAND DIGITAL LIBRARIES Brain Hive Rental service for K-12 schools School pays $1/rental Helps libraries make digital shift to e-books New publishing models rental service may not appeal to schools that want to own their collections and pay a one-time fee for their books. A Netflix for books, all-you-can-eat subscription service would likely resonate much better with educational institutions, but that could be difficult to arrange in terms of licensing agreements with publishers. (LEE, 2012) rental service may not appeal to schools that want to own their collections and pay a one-time fee for their books. A Netflix for books, all-you-can-eat subscription service would likely resonate much better with educational institutions, but that could be difficult to arrange in terms of licensing agreements with publishers. (LEE, 2012) On Demand Digital Library WHAT MAY BE NOT-SO-HOT Hot!
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  • The worlds libraries. Connected. Involving and Educating Students INVOLVING AND EDUCATING STUDENTS UCLA Librarys Center for Primary Research and Training Archival methods training Students paired with underprocessed collections Cost effective Provides feedback Makes collections more accessible Students have access to materials that others have not yet fully investigated, and their training in archival organization and description results in making those collections more accessible to other researchers. (CENTER FOR PRIMARY RESEARCH TRAINING, 2012) Students have access to materials that others have not yet fully investigated, and their training in archival organization and description results in making those collections more accessible to other researchers. (CENTER FOR PRIMARY RESEARCH TRAINING, 2012) Involving and Educating Students ITS A WIN-WIN SITUATION Hot!
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  • The worlds libraries. Connected. Involving and Educating Students INVOLVING AND EDUCATING STUDENTS University of Richmonds Digital Scholarship Lab Visualizing Emancipation Team of grad & undergrad students Primary texts Digitally map events New opportunities for undergraduate research And of course, scholarship will eventually be digital. Everything is digital, and people will be working from the ground up imagining how to explain the things people are fascinated by. Thats what is exciting for me about the field. Im just trying to keep it warm until the young people come along; for them, this is their native language. (CHEN, 2012) And of course, scholarship will eventually be digital. Everything is digital, and people will be working from the ground up imagining how to explain the things people are fascinated by. Thats what is exciting for me about the field. Im just trying to keep it warm until the young people come along; for them, this is their native language. (CHEN, 2012) Involving and Educating Students MILLENNIALS TAKE OVER Hot!
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  • The worlds libraries. Connected. Creating Digital Library Jobs CREATING DIGITAL LIBRARY JOBS Create digital infrastructure Engage with research data needs Explore new modes of scholarly communication Keep up with changing research and learning practices Associate Director for Digital Library Programmes and Information Technologies, Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford Associate Vice President for Digital Programs and Technology Services Columbia University Libraries/Information Services Head of Digital Library Information Services, The University of Edinburgh (DEMPSEY, 2011) Associate Director for Digital Library Programmes and Information Technologies, Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford Associate Vice President for Digital Programs and Technology Services Columbia University Libraries/Information Services Head of Digital Library Information Services, The University of Edinburgh (DEMPSEY, 2011) THE JOBS ARE OUT THERE Hot! Creating Digital Library Jobs
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  • The worlds libraries. Connected. Whats Not
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  • The worlds libraries. Connected. Lack of Funding for Educational Programs LACK OF FUNDING Substantive funding for research in digital libraries Little funding set aside for educational programs Education is far behind research and practice "Unfortunately, education has had little direct or organized connection with any of these rapid and substantive developments. There was little or no funding for education in digital libraries, as related to any of the multitude of the diverse activities. (SARACEVIC & DALBELLO, 2001) "Unfortunately, education has had little direct or organized connection with any of these rapid and substantive developments. There was little or no funding for education in digital libraries, as related to any of the multitude of the diverse activities. (SARACEVIC & DALBELLO, 2001) EDUCATION IN LAST PLACE Not So Hot! Lack of funding
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  • The worlds libraries. Connected. Lack of Funding for Educational Programs LACK OF FUNDING Resources and tools change rapidly Research a big investment Adopt models for resource sharing Share resources, skills, & services Faculty, staff, and students need strong, reliable training programs that correlate sound methodological strategies with appropriate new technologies. ( WILLIFORD & HENRY, 2012, 3) Faculty, staff, and students need strong, reliable training programs that correlate sound methodological strategies with appropriate new technologies. ( WILLIFORD & HENRY, 2012, 3) ONGOING COMMITMENT TO EDUCATION Getting warmer Lack of funding
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