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Users digital preservation

  1. 1. Use of Digital Materials: Identifying users Information Behaviour of theResearcher of the Future http://www.jisc.ac.uk/media/documents/programmes/reppres/gg_final_keynote_11012008.pdf <ul><li>User’s information behaviour is changing </li></ul><ul><li>rapidly. According to a global survey by OCLC on undergraduate students: </li></ul><ul><li>89 percent of undergraduates use search engines to begin an information search (while only 2 per cent start from a library web site) </li></ul><ul><li>93 per cent are satisfied or very satisfied with their overall experience of using a search engine (compared with 84 per cent for a librarian-assisted search) </li></ul><ul><li>undergraduates still use the library, but they are using it less (and reading less) since they first began using internet research tools </li></ul><ul><li>`books’ are still the primary library brand association for this group, despite massive investment in digital resources, of which students are largely unfamiliar </li></ul>
  2. 2. What Users Want? The 10 “ In ” rules. Integrity Integration Instant access Ingest of content Interaction USER Indefinite access Innovation Interpretation Information Interoperability
  3. 3. What users want? <ul><li>Integrity : access to digital object as it has been created </li></ul><ul><li>Integration : different contents and file formats available from a single platform </li></ul><ul><li>Interoperability : different programmes and operating systems compatible with each other </li></ul><ul><li>Instant access : access to material, especially from mobile devices </li></ul><ul><li>Interaction : catalogues that provide Web 2.0 features (blogs, wikis, tags, content sharing, etc) </li></ul><ul><li>Information : comprehensive metadata for fast and reliable retrieval of content </li></ul><ul><li>Ingest of content : constant update of new digital content </li></ul><ul><li>Interpretation : digital content placed in relation to other items in the collection </li></ul><ul><li>Innovation : material to be presented in innovative ways </li></ul><ul><li>Indefinite access : digital objects to be preserved for posterity </li></ul>
  4. 4. Some examples of how BL is facilitating access to digital material <ul><li>Digitised material: </li></ul><ul><li>Turning the Pages: http://www.bl.uk/onlinegallery/ttp/ ttpbooks.html </li></ul><ul><li>Content: </li></ul><ul><li>BL Management and Business Studies Portal: http://www.mbsportal.bl.uk / </li></ul><ul><li>Catalogue: </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.bl.uk/reshelp/findhelprestype/catblhold/all/ allcat.html </li></ul><ul><li>Archive of digital-born content: </li></ul><ul><li>Web Archive: http://www.webarchive.org.uk/ukwa / </li></ul>

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