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  • 1. Digital Library Futures: user perspective and institutional strategies Final Summary Anna Maria Tammaro PC Professional CommitteeAMT IFLA Congress, Milan, August 25th, 2009
  • 2. The Library Tree• Roots: the core, links with the past• Trunk and branches: institutional strategy, resources organisation• Foliage and leaves: resources to access, future prospectivesAMT IFLA Congress, Milan, August 25th, 2009
  • 3. Users behaviourDavid Nicholas• Information seeking is frenetic, bouncing, navigating, checking and viewing“Surprisingly it is not centered on viewing the full text documentNoice and overload of information BUT it is the price to be paid!!!”Elke Greifeneder• How to know users needs? Now according to libraries preferencesAMT IFLA Congress, Milan, August 25th, 2009
  • 4. UsabilityDaniel Teruggi:• Portal scope: to bring together all cultural content – Dependent on users: users as advisory board – Dependent on technology: Look like Google? Wikipedia?AMT IFLA Congress, Milan, August 25th, 2009
  • 5. Content producers • Susan Hazan described the huge rich market of information producers and providers • Einar Rottingen focused on “Users cooperation” – They will also become producers – They can create metadataAMT IFLA Congress, Milan, August 25th, 2009
  • 6. Digital Libraries issuesSusan Hazan:• Libraries as place and/or virtual space? How create community?David Nicholas:• Risk of duplication!! Do users have the skills?Zhu Qiang, Rossella Caffo• Managemetn issues, standardisation, copyrightAMT IFLA Congress, Milan, August 25th, 2009
  • 7. Archival approachDigitiseArchiveDistribute• Professionals should return to collection development, leaving resource discovery to the search engineAMT IFLA Congress, Milan, August 25th, 2009
  • 8. Access to knowledge approach• Professionals’ duty is to be “smart shoppers” who play the market (Nicholas)• To offer to the consumers what they want, but not spending time and money for the wrong thingsAMT IFLA Congress, Milan, August 25th, 2009
  • 9. How?• To afford this challenging change, is not sufficient to apply the technological tools.• Professionals need to manage the change and find creative solutions.AMT IFLA Congress, Milan, August 25th, 2009
  • 10. The international community of digital libraries• Share• Organise• Search• ExperienceAMT IFLA Congress, Milan, August 25th, 2009
  • 11. ConvergenceExchange of:- raw data,- standards, formats,- learning resources,- and materials.AMT IFLA Congress, Milan, August 25th, 2009
  • 12. Libraries knowledge cycle tree• User cooperation• Facilitating access• Socialisation of collection• Preservation techniques• Cataloguing and descriptionAMT IFLA Congress, Milan, August 25th, 2009
  • 13. VisionA vision statement to be endorsed by IFLA:To employ the fullest potential of digital technology in partnership with users by enabling seamless and open access to all types of information without limits to format or geography, and to enhance the ability of libraries, archives and museums to collaborate among themselves and with others to offer the broadest and most complete service possible.AMT IFLA Congress, Milan, August 25th, 2009