This presentation gives an introduction to the world of digital libraries.
It first explores different defintions of the phrase "Digital Library".
It then looks at 11 real life examples of digital library websites (slides 44-98), including Europeana, Google Books, Flickr the Commons, Delpher, Wikisource, The Memory of the Netherlands and Project Gutenberg. Each of these DLs is assessed against five different criteria (concepts, properties)
- Content/User experience
- Cutural heritage domain (libraries, archives, museums, AV-institutions)
- Control / run by
- Content providing parties
- User involvement
Many references are made to Web2.0-concepts from Tim O'Reilly's article http://oreilly.com/web2/archive/what-is-eb-20.html
From these 11x5 = 55 datapoints 6 trend plots are drawn (slides 99-140) to show "what is hot" and "what is not" in the current DL-landscape. Key slide summarizing this = no 142
Finally, some strategies for content & brand distribution of DLs are being discussed (SEO, Wikipedia, social & ego networks, APIs)
This presentation was given by Olaf Janssen (National Library of the Netherlands - KB) as a lecture for students of the master's course "The Library" at Leiden University on 25-11-2013