The National Library of Scotland in the 21st Century

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The National Library of Scotland in the 21st Century

  1. 1. The National Library of Scotland in the 21st Century<br />Supporting learning and research <br />across Scotland<br />
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  3. 3. What is a national library?<br />National libraries have a vital role in society as “custodians of the nation’s intellectual heritage, thus providing organisation, access to and preservation of the national imprint in all media.” (International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), 1998)<br /> <br />
  4. 4. NLS mission and vision<br />enrich lives and communities<br />encourage and promote lifelong learning, research and scholarship<br />provide universal access to information<br />collect and make available the recorded knowledge of Scotland<br />promote access to the ideas and cultures of the world<br />
  5. 5. Draft new mission <br />Ensuring access to knowledge in Scotland and about Scotland<br />
  6. 6. NLS customers<br />Scotland and the world<br /> Academic and research<br /> General Public<br /> Education and lifelong learning<br /> Business and enterprise<br /> Library and Information Professionals<br /> Donors<br />
  7. 7. Supporting learning and research<br />Visitors<br /> Outreach<br /> Digital/remote access<br />
  8. 8. Visitors<br />Removing barriers: Front of house then ... and now<br />
  9. 9. New visitor facilities<br />
  10. 10. Onsite learning: education workshops at NLS<br />
  11. 11. 'In their own words ...' – feedback on schools workshops<br />'I learned a lot more about the past and just how important books are to us.'April, P6, Bonaly Primary School <br />'Reading old articles gave children a feel for the language and contents of reports years ago – a good introduction to our 'Communication' project.'C Inch, P5 teacher, Prestonfield Primary School<br />'We learnt about the history of Scotland and about books, letters, poems and songs that were written by famous people.'Mariam, P5 Roseburn Primary School<br />'The workshop fitted in very well with the work we have been doing ... The NLS is such a marvellous resource I am sure it could support many areas of classroom teaching.'A Reid, P5 teacher, Lorne Primary School<br />
  12. 12. Reaching new audiences<br />
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  14. 14. Outreach: Scottish Screen Archive<br />
  15. 15. Outreach: John Murray Archive<br />
  16. 16. Outreach through Partnerships<br />
  17. 17. Digital/Remote Access: NLS Digital Archive<br />
  18. 18. Digital/Remote Access: Scottish Screen Archive<br />
  19. 19. Digital/Remote Access: NLS online learning resources<br />http://www.nls.uk/jma/who/darwin/originswf/index.html<br />
  20. 20. Digital/Remote Access: NLS online learning resources<br />http://suffragettes.nls.uk/<br />
  21. 21. Digital/Remote Access: Aquabrowser<br />
  22. 22. Digital/Remote Access: Social networking<br />
  23. 23. Digital/Remote Access: Crowd sourcing<br />
  24. 24. Digital/Remote access: Online registration<br />
  25. 25. m.wade@nls.uk<br />http://www.nls.uk////about/policy/docs/future-national-libraries.pdf<br />

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