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1 World Digital Library OSI | WEB SERVICES Collaboration to Spotlight Thematic Presentation on the World Digital Library (Qatar National Library / Qatar Foundation and World Digital Library) World Digital Library Partner Meeting October 29-30, 2014, Rome, Italy

2 World Digital Library OSI | WEB SERVICES  2009: The Qatar Foundation, and later the Qatar National Library, and the Library of Congress signed a cooperative agreement to help develop the World Digital Library. As part of the capacity building component, the partnership has sponsored four training-based workshops in Doha, Qatar.  The 2010, 2011, 2012 technical workshops focused on:  Standards for digitization of different types of material  Preparation of metadata  Writing of expert descriptions  Procedures for file preparation and transfer to the WDL  The 2014 workshop was a symposium focused on Heritage Awareness and included sessions on:  Preserving cultural heritage content  Thematic approach to increasing user engagement  Identifying and selecting collections for digital preservation  Capacity building as a sustainability tool The Qatar National Library/Qatar Foundation-WDL Partnership Qatar National Library · Digital Library ·

3 World Digital Library OSI | WEB SERVICES  Provide input to expand the broader WDL Content Selection guidelines review process  Constitute the group as a forum/mechanism to advise on selection issues relating to this region  Identify categories of content for focus  Identify items and/or collections  Identify priorities that will best support:  Preservation  Local and regional educational goals  International outreach  Building thematic sections on the WDL Proposed Goals for the Heritage Awareness Symposium Qatar National Library · Digital Library ·

4 World Digital Library OSI | WEB SERVICES  King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia  Sultan Qaboos University Library, Oman  Omani Digital Library  Iraq National Library and Archives  Al-Imam Mohammad Ibn Saud Islamic University, Saudi Arabia  National Library of Jordan  King Faisal Center for Research and Islamic Studies, Saudi Arabia  Kuwait University  Imam Aidarous Omer Alhabshi Library, Yemen  Al-Noor Centre for Studies and Research, Yemen  Supreme Council on Education, Qatar  Qatar University  Qatar Museums  Qatar National Library  California State University at San Francisco  Library of Congress – Field Office, Cairo, Egypt  World Digital Library, Library of Congress Participants and Panelists Qatar National Library · Digital Library ·

5 World Digital Library OSI | WEB SERVICES  PRESERVING CULTURAL HERITAGE CONTENT  Dr. Claudia Lux, Project Director, Qatar National Library  Dr. John Van Oudenaren, Director, World Digital Library  Mr. William J. Kopycki, Field Director, Library of Congress- Cairo  Dr. Houda A.Bouslama, Supreme Education Council, Doha  Mr. Jamal Al Alwchi, Deputy Director-General, Iraq National Library and Archive  Moderated by Hala Al Khalifa, Qatar Museums  The importance of preserving cultural heritage content. Preserving and promoting the Arab and Islamic identity. Session One Qatar National Library · Digital Library ·

6 World Digital Library OSI | WEB SERVICES  THEMATIC APPROACH TO INCREASE USER ENGAGEMENT  Dr. John Van Oudenaren, Director, World Digital Library  Dr. Houda A.Bouslama, Supreme Education Council, Doha  Dr. Joachim Gierlichs, Associate Director, Special Collections and Archives, QNL  Dr. Kaveh Niazi, Lecturer, California State University San Francisco  Moderated by Dr. John Van Oudenaren  Thematic approach for cultural heritage content. User interface (UI) as a tool to strategically develop and increase user engagement. Session Two Qatar National Library · Digital Library ·

7 World Digital Library OSI | WEB SERVICES  IDENTIFYING AND SELECTING COLLECTIONS FOR DIGITAL PRESERVATION  Dr. John Van Oudenaren, Director, World Digital Library  Mr. William J. Kopycki, Field Director, Library of Congress-Cairo  Dr. Kaveh Niazi, Lecturer California State University San Francisco  Dr. Joachim Gierlichs, Associate Director, Special Collections and Archives, QNL  Moderated by Mr. Mark Paul, Heads, Partnerships, QNL  Content selection with members’ overview of their institution’s collections. What are the priorities for digital preservation? How can collections develop or enhance themes? Session Three Qatar National Library · Digital Library ·

8 World Digital Library OSI | WEB SERVICES  CAPACITY BUILDING AS A SUSTAINABILITY TOOL  Mr. Jason Yasner, Operations Manager, World Digital Library  Mr. William J. Kopycki, Field Director, Library of Congress-Cairo  Mr. Jamal Al Alwchi, Deputy Director-General, Iraq National Library and Archive  Ms. Krishna Roy Chowdhury, Associate Director Information Technology, Qatar National Library  Moderated by Mr. Jason Yasner  Experience-based capacity building. Value in building capacity within organizations and the region Session Four Qatar National Library · Digital Library ·

9 World Digital Library OSI | WEB SERVICES  Feedback: Model theme and User Interface (UI) development  UI must be user-friendly and mobile-friendly  Review existing WDL content for gaps and unbalances  Start with themes to fill gaps and target content that tells a coherent story  User-generated themes via online tools  Proposed survey of students/teachers to define themes  How to bring the content together under a theme? How to merge images with narrative essays?  World Heritage sites. Materials related to these sites could make good thematic candidates  Review ground-breaking, online exhibitions and catalogs  Define and target which audiences? For consumers vs for scholars? Is visual appeal more important than historical “importance?” Discussion Highlights Qatar National Library · Digital Library ·

10 World Digital Library OSI | WEB SERVICES  Suggested themes:  Construction of railroads  Medical manuals from diverse cultures and languages  Cross-cultural travel logs/narratives/experiences  European travelers to Arabian Peninsula  Architecture, e.g, renovation of mosques  Ottoman Empire  Egyptian culture  Museum artifacts: 3D objects  Historical content from Arab-speaking East African regions Discussion Highlights (cont’d) Qatar National Library · Digital Library ·

11 World Digital Library OSI | WEB SERVICES  New beta.wdl.org site launched on October 9, 2014  First model for a thematic section: “Arabic and Islamic Science and Its Influence on the Western Scientific Tradition”  Propose additional themes, timelines, and interactive maps  Identify content in their collections to help build or complete themes  Recruit new institutions that have important content relevant to these themes  Identify scholars and curators to work on thematic narratives Moving Forward… Qatar National Library · Digital Library ·

12 World Digital Library OSI | WEB SERVICES QUESTIONS? Mark T. Paul Head, Partnerships Qatar National Library Jason M. Yasner Operations Manager World Digital Library Qatar National Library · Digital Library ·


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