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National Digital Forum 2008

Implications for the Hocken Collections

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National Digital Forum 2008

  1. 1. 2007 National Digital Forum   Digital Realities - communities, convergence and sustainability Notes from a Hocken perspective Anne Jackman & Anna Blackman
  2. 3. <ul><li>Asking the questions: </li></ul><ul><li>what end-user communities are out there? </li></ul><ul><li>how are they using digital cultural heritage content? </li></ul><ul><li>is it meeting their needs? </li></ul>
  3. 4. <ul><li>notes on presentations are available from the National Digital Forum website </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>presentations covered a wide range of sites and projects </li></ul>
  4. 5. Gathering the Jewels <ul><li>National Library of Wales </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>200 libraries, museums and archives in the largest collaborative digitisation project in the country. The bilingual website ( ) now features 26,000 jewels of Welsh culture and history, from 120 contributing repositories </li></ul>
  5. 13. <ul><li>Puke Ariki – has some parallels with Hocken – both institutions have a variety of format, media and audiences </li></ul><ul><li>books, paintings, photographs, audio-visual, analogue and digital </li></ul><ul><li>students, public, local community, academics, tourists </li></ul><ul><li>grappling with a legacy of analogue backlogs – like Hocken </li></ul><ul><li>useful institution for Hocken to develop relationships with?? </li></ul>
  6. 15. War Art Online – Archives NZ <ul><li>war is a popular topic! </li></ul><ul><li>allows users to add comments about items on the site </li></ul><ul><li>issues with user added content – it takes staff time to moderate the comments added to the site </li></ul><ul><li>a lot of comments are relevant to war in general but don’t add that much to the specific items </li></ul>
  7. 16. Lessons <ul><li>involve your community </li></ul><ul><li>collaborate for resources </li></ul><ul><li>identify resources for digitisation </li></ul><ul><li>prioritise, can’t do it all! </li></ul>
  8. 17. What do users want? <ul><li>Mark Crookston – research on use of digital heritage resources in tertiary education </li></ul><ul><li>starting point for us to develop discussions with Otago academics as to what resources they would like available </li></ul>
  9. 18. Thoughts <ul><li>what to digitise? </li></ul><ul><li>allow user added content or not? Web 2.0? </li></ul><ul><li>what are our expectations of digital collections? </li></ul><ul><li>what are our user’s expectations? </li></ul><ul><li>do Hocken users have different expectations from other Library users? </li></ul><ul><li>role of digital resources in marketing Hocken? </li></ul><ul><li>resources, resources, resources! </li></ul>