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Global Networked Digital Environment: How Libraries Shape the Future

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Presented by Ingrid Parent, President-elect of IFLA, at the Pacific Rim Digital Library Alliance Conference in Shanghai, October 21, 2010.

Presented by Ingrid Parent, President-elect of IFLA, at the Pacific Rim Digital Library Alliance Conference in Shanghai, October 21, 2010.

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  • 1.
    • The Global Networked Digital Environment:
    • How Libraries Shape The Digital Future
    Ingrid Parent, University Librarian University of British Columbia [email_address] Pacific Rim Digital Library Alliance Conference October 21, 2010 Shanghai, China
  • 2.
    • Enabling knowledge through Mass and Boutique Digitization
      • Mass digitization and traditional library services
      • International cooperation and heritage collections in the digital age
      • Accessing and managing our digital content: issues and challenges
      • Incorporating the digital library into outreach and communication programs
      • Digital scholarship and implications for the future
    1
  • 3.
    • Mass Digitization and Traditional Library Services
      • Evolution of single-book digitization projects into national and international projects
      • Digitization undertaken for preservation as well as access reasons
      • Large-scale digital library initiatives in the cultural heritage sectors increasingly include archives and museums
  • 4.
    • Mass Digitization and Traditional Library Services
    • Perspectives from PRDLA
      • Resource discovery in mobile and web-scale world
      • Digitization best practices
      • Web archiving of online primary source material
      • Mass digitization in China
  • 5.
    • Mass Digitization and Traditional Library Services
    • Perspectives from around the globe
      • Google Book digitization project has radically “moved the yardsticks” for libraries
      • IFLA – the trusted global voice of the library community in driving access to knowledge
      • IFLA/IPA Steering Committee: joint statements on mass digitization and on Open Access
  • 6.
    • The Digital Age & Heritage Collections
    • Heritage collections are made accessible and provide connections across national boundaries
    • Cultural heritage collections in the digital age face two key challenges:
        • Long term preservation and access
        • Intellectual property rights
  • 7.
    • The Digital Age & Heritage Collections
    • Digitization and Digital Preservation
    • Digital content is fragile and can be easily lost through hardware or software degradation, or simply a lack of capacity and resources to capture the growing volume of information
  • 8.
    • The Digital Age & Heritage Collections
    • Intellectual Property Rights
    • Who owns orphan works?
    • Who “owns” heritage?
    • The Snuneymuxw First Nation has
    • copyrighted their artwork just as Canada has copyrighted its flag
  • 9.
    • The Digital Age & Heritage Collections
    • Perspectives from PRDLA
      • Providing global access to local resources
      • Partnerships allow for not only sharing content, but also sharing expertise in digital technologies and standards, as well as in more traditional activities such as paper conservation
      • Digital access also facilitates interpretation of content and the development of educational and research packages
  • 10.
    • The Digital Age & Heritage Collections
    • Perspectives from around the globe
    • IFLA’s Digital Strategy calls for partnership:
      • Digital preservation: IFLA-CDNL Alliance for Digital Strategies (ICADS)
      • http://www.ifla.org/icads
      • Copyright: IFLA’s Copyright and Other Legal Matters Core Activity (CLM)
      • - Statement of Principles on Copyright Exceptions and Limitations
    • IFLA and Convergence
    • Focuses on cultural heritage institutions to increase cooperation between Libraries, Archives, Museums, Monuments and Sites, and Audio-visual organizations
  • 11.
    • The LAMMS Coordinating Council
    • international cooperation on convergence between the International NGOs (IFLA-ICA-ICOM-ICOMOS- CCAAA)
    CCAAA Co-ordinating Council of Audiovisual Archives Associations
  • 12.
    • Fields of cooperation
    • WIPO (copyright)
    • Blue Shield (cultural heritage protection)
    • UNESCO (lobby)
    • Common issues such as global digital libraries / collections
    • Training in preservation and emergency planning
    • (http://www.ifla.org/en/about-lamms)
  • 13.
    • Accessing and Management of Digital Content
    • Curation is a life-cycle process,
    • curation is managing a growing, living collection
        • Lynch, C. Digital Curation Conference,
        • 2005, Bath, England
  • 14.
    • Accessing and Management of Digital Content
    • Perspectives from PRDLA
    • Collections, preservation, and storage facilities for print and digital resources
    • Achieving balance between e-book services and paperbook service models
    • Curating the complete life-cycle of digital information
  • 15.
    • Accessing and Management of Digital Content
    • Perspectives from around the globe
    • Digital Library Futures Conference – Milan, 2009
    • http://www.athenaeurope.org/index.php?en/143/italy-milan-digital-library-futures-25-august-2009
    • Focus on the user
    • IFLA Strategic Plan for 2010-15
    • Encourage partners and users to maximize the potentials of digital technology
    • Provide libraries with tools to face digital challenges and issues
    • The Manifesto for Digital Libraries aims to make our cultural and scientific heritage accessible to all:
    • http://www.ifla.org/publications/ifla-manifesto-for-digital-libraries
  • 16.
    • Outreach and Communication
    • Digital curators promote and build capacity in digital scholarship
    • Transfer of knowledge more efficiently within libraries and cross institutions
  • 17.
    • Outreach and Communication
    • Perspectives from PRDLA
    • Interactive and creative use of technology in digital collections
    • Oral histories, artifacts and technology
    • Discovery services from commercial vendors
  • 18.
    • Outreach and Communication
    • Perspectives from around the globe
    • UBC’s Museum of Anthropology has launched the Reciprocal Research Network (RRN) in partnership with First Nations groups, to digitally repatriate cultural objects and share with institutions around the globe
    • http://www.rrnpilot.org/
    • World Digital Library Charter
    • IFLA Advocacy focuses on professional development, political advocacy and community advocacy
    • Palestian newspaper digitization project (website?)
  • 19.
    • Digital Scholarship and the Future
    • How can academic libraries remain relevant?
    • High-level digital skills needed for e-Research
    • Evolving trend: digital scholarship; creating sustainable and authoritative digital resources, delivered by means of an information infrastructure that incorporates people, technology, content and the interactions between them
    • In the next five years, E-Research will generate more scientific data than has been collected in the whole of human history. (Hey, 2004)
  • 20.
    • Five Elements of Digital Scholarship in libraries:
    • Digitization strategy
    • Research policy
    • Community building, lobbying and advising
    • Research projects
    • Examination of born-digital initiatives and digital preservation
    Digital Scholarship and the Future
  • 21.
    • Conclusion
    • Libraries shape the digital future
    • It is up to us to demonstrate our expertise and our value in this evolving digital landscape.
  • 22. Xie Xie Ingrid Parent, University Librarian University of British Columbia Library [email_address]
  • 23.
    • References and Image Credits
      • Hey, T. (2004) e-Science and the Grid – Preserving the Data Deluge . Digital Preservation Coalition Forum. http://www.dpconline.org/events/digital-preservation-the-global-context.html
      • UBC Library images courtesy of Martin Dee, Jill Pittendregh and Glenn Drexhage.
      • IFLA images courtesy of IFLA. www.ifla.org