Library collection already contains a large amount of digital content. Digital items conform to current collection practices; we Digital items conform to current collection practices; we o select o procure o and provide access.
Advantages to creating a Digital Environment Creates new avenues for partnering with the community Redefines the Library’s roll in the community Add facilitator to our résumé Knowledge creation business
Partnering with Clients Joint Ventures Joint Ventures o Client and library share costs on a specific and finite collection; e.g. high school and library share costs of digitizing yearbooks. Collaboration Collaboration o Client and library work together on collection(s) continuously; e.g. History Center and library share selection, workload, etc. Consulting Consulting o Library acts as advisor, trains client staff to manage their collection. Theses collections may or may not be integrated into the larger digital environment.
Start Up Pilot projects History Center Internal project Test technological capabilities Opportunity to reassess training methodology, project management, etc. Training period Learning curve Select and train staff – software and equipment We already have training and project management materials that can be updated
Buy In Select our initial community partners strategically: Select our initial community partners strategically: o Schools o Small businesses o Municipal offices Promote on web site; social media Promote on web site; social media Programming Programming
Planning for the future We are ready to go! Still waiting for our per capita money. Would like for digitization to have a budget line. Go forward with Niles PLD as neighbor/partner Hope for a happy ending.
History in the Making Lessons Learned Paul - Heritage John - Inertia Joanne – Team Building Steven - Leverage