Community Contributed Digital Content

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Community Contributed Digital Content

  1. 1. If We Build It, Will They Come? Novel Approaches to Collecting and Supporting Digital Library Content: Community Contributed Digital Content Trish Pierson Digital Collections Librarian Butte-Silver Bow Public Library Butte, MT
  2. 2. Community Contributed Content? community members create and/or enhance digital content
  3. 3. Facebook, Flickr, YouTube <ul><ul><li>shift in how we look at digital content
  4. 4. expectation of ability to interact and engage with content
  5. 5. involved and present in our online communities </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Addressing History http://addressinghistory.edina.ac.uk/ Chicago Underground Library http://underground-library.org/ Galaxy Zoo http://www.galaxyzoo.org/ Examples - Enhancement
  7. 7. Examples - Content The Great War Archive http://www.oucs.ox.ac.uk/ww1lit/gwa/ Great War Archive Flickr Group http://www.flickr.com/groups/greatwararchive/ Creating Communities – Denver Public Library http://creatingcommunities.denverlibrary.org/ My Denver (Creating Communities) http://creatingcommunities.denverlibrary.org/mydenver
  8. 8. Butte Neighborhoods (from VeloBusDriver Photostream at http://www.flickr.com/photos/thelebers/1394049779/)
  9. 9. Butte Digital Image Project Butte Digital image Project http://mtmemory.org/cdm4/browse.php?CISOROOT=%2Fp15018coll29 Butte Historic Image Collection on Flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/buttepubliclibrary/
  10. 10. Copyright and Permissions Copyright? <ul><li>professional photography </li></ul>Permissions for use
  11. 11. Perils and Pitfalls (and navigating through them) <ul>potential issues <li>your library?
  12. 12. our experience </li></ul>
  13. 13. Contact Information Trish Pierson ppierson at buttepubliclibrary dot info piersonpatricial at gmail dot com (406)723-3361, ext 6350 (work)

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