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    • PRIMARY SOURCE LEARNING
      THROUGH DIGITAL LIBRARIES
      Robin M. Katz,
      Library Assistant Professor
    • PRIMARY SOURCES
      DEFINITIONS
      Firsthand evidence
      Created by participants, witnesses
      Require critical examination
      UCLA Institute on Primary Resources, http://ipr.ues.gseis.ucla.edu/info/definition.html
    • CULTURAL REPOSITORIES
      EXAMPLES
      Libraries
      Archives
      Museums
      Historical Societies
    • CULTURAL REPOSITORIES
      ISSUES
      • Stewardship
      • Curation
      • Preservation, Security
      • Description, Arrangement, Organization
      • ACCESS, USE
    • CULTURAL REPOSITORIES
      CHALLENGES FOR K-12 USERS
      • Limited hours
      • Travel
      • Space, facilities
      • Preservation & Handling
    • DIGITAL LIBRARIES
      DEFINITION
      A digital library consists of digital objects that are selected and organized to facilitate their discovery, access, and use. Objects, metadata, and the user interface together create the user experience of a collection.
      Adapted from A Framework of Guidance for Building Good Digital Collections: A NISO Recommended Practice, http://www.niso.org/publications/rp/framework3.pdf
    • DIGITAL LIBRARIES
      BRIEF HISTORY
      • 1980s Pre-internet automation
      • 1994 Digital Library Initiative (NSF, NASA)
      • 1990s “Boutique projects”
      • 2000s More systematic, sustainable
      Fox, Edward A. Digital Libraries Overview. http://ei.cs.vt.edu/~h3004fox/Overview.htm
      Li, Bin. The History of Digital Libraries. http://www.ils.unc.edu/~lib/digital-library.html
      http://en.wikiversity.org/wiki/1-b:_History_of_digital_libraries,_and_library_automation
    • DIGITAL LIBRARIES
      SOME OF MY FAVORITES
      British Library
      http://www.bl.uk/onlinegallery/index.html
      Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
      http://beinecke.library.yale.edu/digitallibrary/
    • DIGITAL LIBRARIES
      OTHERS OF INTEREST TO THIS COURSE
      Library of Congress
      http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/index.html
      Center for History and New Media
      http://chnm.gmu.edu/teaching-and-learning/
    • UNIVERSITY OF VERMONT
      http://cdi.uvm.edu