Primary Source Learning Through Digital Libraries

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Primary Source Learning Through Digital Libraries

  1. 1. PRIMARY SOURCE LEARNING<br />THROUGH DIGITAL LIBRARIES<br />Robin M. Katz, <br />Library Assistant Professor<br />
  2. 2. PRIMARY SOURCES<br />DEFINITIONS<br />Firsthand evidence <br />Created by participants, witnesses<br />Require critical examination<br />UCLA Institute on Primary Resources, http://ipr.ues.gseis.ucla.edu/info/definition.html<br />
  3. 3. CULTURAL REPOSITORIES<br />EXAMPLES<br />Libraries<br />Archives<br />Museums<br />Historical Societies<br />
  4. 4. CULTURAL REPOSITORIES<br />ISSUES<br /><ul><li>Stewardship
  5. 5. Curation
  6. 6. Preservation, Security
  7. 7. Description, Arrangement, Organization
  8. 8. ACCESS, USE</li></li></ul><li>CULTURAL REPOSITORIES<br />CHALLENGES FOR K-12 USERS<br /><ul><li>Limited hours
  9. 9. Travel
  10. 10. Space, facilities
  11. 11. Preservation & Handling</li></li></ul><li>DIGITAL LIBRARIES<br />DEFINITION<br /> 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.<br /> Adapted from A Framework of Guidance for Building Good Digital Collections: A NISO Recommended Practice, http://www.niso.org/publications/rp/framework3.pdf<br />
  12. 12. DIGITAL LIBRARIES<br />BRIEF HISTORY<br /><ul><li>1980s Pre-internet automation
  13. 13. 1994 Digital Library Initiative (NSF, NASA)
  14. 14. 1990s “Boutique projects”
  15. 15. 2000s More systematic, sustainable</li></ul>Fox, Edward A. Digital Libraries Overview. http://ei.cs.vt.edu/~h3004fox/Overview.htm<br />Li, Bin. The History of Digital Libraries. http://www.ils.unc.edu/~lib/digital-library.html<br />http://en.wikiversity.org/wiki/1-b:_History_of_digital_libraries,_and_library_automation<br />
  16. 16. DIGITAL LIBRARIES<br />SOME OF MY FAVORITES<br />British Library <br />http://www.bl.uk/onlinegallery/index.html<br />Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library<br />http://beinecke.library.yale.edu/digitallibrary/<br />
  17. 17. DIGITAL LIBRARIES<br />OTHERS OF INTEREST TO THIS COURSE<br />Library of Congress<br />http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/index.html<br />Center for History and New Media<br />http://chnm.gmu.edu/teaching-and-learning/<br />
  18. 18. UNIVERSITY OF VERMONT<br />http://cdi.uvm.edu<br />

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