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An overview of the ODC Digital Library for a presentation at the 2013 Cambodia Book Fair, held at the National Library.

An overview of the ODC Digital Library for a presentation at the 2013 Cambodia Book Fair, held at the National Library.

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  • Mention we build using a multi-access approachWe work to meet the needs of the researcherNewGenLib platform is open source
  • Public DomainCreative Commons License v. Expressed PermissionOpen Movement in general
  • We curate our library to meet the needs of the researchersWe judge how relevant a resource or document isEditorial team reviews documents for relevance and authority, as well as permissionsIf a document is submitted to us, we review it in a timely mannerIf a document is requested for removal, we will review the circumstances of that request
  • Student: Information access. More resources to gain essential information for their studies.Researcher: to benefit the overall goal of research by increasing ability to access documents and see what’s available.Publisher: material and ideas are spread; material is archived (we host everything on our site).Community: information flow means the conversation continues.
  • Translation of Library Catalog RecordsImplementation of Full Taxonomy in English and KhmerGeo-tag sync with other content on siteAbout Page, FAQ, Research Guide, and External Resources PageKhmer Records are undergoing full reviewAttempt to further align resources in library system with other resources on site
  • Volunteering for data entry and library editingSeeking out new resources—scholarly, etc


  • 1. The ODC Digital Library Presentation for 2013 Cambodia Book Fair
  • 2. Meet Your Presenter Greg Bem, 2013 ODC Library Intern
  • 3. The Library: An Overview • Started in January, 2013 • Total Records (Nov, 2013): 1,062 • Print: 705 • Digital: 357 • Languages: English and Khmer • Translation is Ongoing! Photo by gpoo (Creative Commons)
  • 4. Who can use the ODC Library?
  • 5. Our Digital Catalog Is . . . • Free • Online • Accessible • Descriptive • Searchable • Browseable • Growing • Persistent Photo by Amie Fedora (Creative Commons)
  • 6. What’s in the ODC library? Some Types of Resources: Some Authors/Publishers:  Reports  NGOs  Articles  Royal Government  Essays  Foreign Governments  Book Chapters  Independent Researchers  Briefings  International Organizations  Speeches  Banks  Abstracts  Corporations
  • 7. Digital and Print and ODC • What is a library? • What is a digital library? • What is a digital library in the 21st Century? • How is ODC’s library built for the 21st Century?
  • 8. Small Notes on Open Access
  • 9. Small Notes on Authority
  • 10. Who/what does the library benefit? • The Student • The Researcher • The Publisher • The Community
  • 11. Current Tasks and Integration • • • • • • Translation Taxonomy Geo-Tagging Sub-Pages Khmer Editorial Review Additional Syncing
  • 12. What About You?
  • 13. Thank you for viewing!