Opal case study 47 e library projeckt austria

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Opal case study 47 e library projeckt austria

  1. 1. eLibrary Projekt http://www.literature.at/elib/www/wiki Description: The eLibrary Projekt is a shared student project which provides digitized texts together with guest comments and background information by the means of the Wikimedia-Software. Its aim is the sustainability and access of the documents. Volunteers of national eLibraries (e.g. eLibrary Austria) help to digitize the content of national libraries and the work of scientists and students to publish. Employees have their own user pages and several opportunities of communication and evaluation of the content. They also help to create and maintain the content. The collaborative work is a great motivation factor and also teaches the ability to work in a team and the use of modern communication techniques (Voice-Over-IP, Instant Messaging). The documents get prepared and published by the employees in special topic related portals. This helps students to use their learned knowledge by writing own texts which correlate different contents (original text, dissertation, articles, Papers) and tie them together. All this promotes linked up understanding of different matters. This thought gets also reflected in the technical construction of the eLibrary. But also other population groups can contribute their experiences and step with students in a dialogue. Contemporary witnesses as well as scientists have thus a direct access so that mutual reservations during the exchange of ideas get minimized by the primarily electronic realization. Contents are available through a full text search as well as through categories and dynamically growing subject based main entrances. Special attention is laid on materials which are either hardly accessible or materials which accompany lectures and exercises to save the expensive acquisition by students. The supply by the Wikimedia-Software allows also partially sighted people to convert the contents easily into Braille and to use them with a mechanical Braille line. The choice of the Wikimedia-Software known by Wikipedia should hold the inhibition threshold for cooperation low. The software permits modular, distributed work and the syntax is known to many potential employees already by Wikipedia. An essential difference is that the possibility to edit is only given to registered users. Also the common presentation of work, articles and background information which are very important for a content processing is different to Wikipedia. Type: Access Special: Supply of the materials (full texts) as a txt file, but linking to pdfs as well; common production and treatment of resources; possibility for partially sighted people to gain access by the means of a mechanical Braille line

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