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.

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Global Networked Digital Environment: How Libraries Shape the Future

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