Presentation on theme: "VEAL & the TIGER Comments on digital libraries. Introduction What is a digital library? –Emulating the card catalog… –Faster and cheaper –Evolving What."— Presentation transcript:
Introduction What is a digital library? –Emulating the card catalog… –Faster and cheaper –Evolving What does the future hold? –Emulating the mind –Friendlier and wiser –Resource sharing
What is a digital library? ARL Proceeding 126: Realizing Digital Libraries, 1995 http://www.arl.org/arl/proceedings/126/index.ht ml http://www.arl.or Gary Cleveland, Digital libraries: Definitions, issues and challenges, 1998 http://www.ifla.org/VI/5/op/udtop8/udtop8.htm#1 http://www.ifla.org/VI/5/op/udtop8/udtop8.htm#1 Digital Library Technologies Trends, Sun Microsystems Inc., 2002. http://www.sun.com/edu/libraries http://www.sun.com/edu/libraries California Digital Library http://www.cdlib.orghttp://www.cdlib.org
Commercial digital libraries netLibrary Ebrary Questia Superstar 21media Eshunet e
The traits Emulating the card catalog; the stacks; the reference desk… the old library Text dominance Mono-lingual Faster & cheaper
An IBM diagram http://ei.cs.vt.edu/~fox/EDMEDIA96/DLIBM.pdfhttp://ei.cs.vt.edu/~fox/EDMEDIA96/DLIBM.pdf.
The East Asian breakouts Information providers: –CEAL site; e-Asia; UCB Stone Rubbings; CEAL directory; EAL websites; Eastlib; etc. Services enablers: –RLIN CJK; OCLC CJK; PAIR; askEASL; OPACs; etc. Virtual East Asian Libraries
Libraries in transition 14.4M volumes of books & others media $11.3M of annual acquisitions budget 479 FTE of staff 53 locations ---CEAL statistics, 2002
The digital differences Fast Compact Translatable Programmable Distributed Connected
The new library Digital & non-digital resources Multi-media Geographically spread out Technologically integrated Multi-sensors Multi-languages Programmable
T echnologically I ntegrated G roup of E nabling R esources (TIGER) Technologically Integrated for efficiency Grouped for sharing & conservation Enabling the creation & use of information Resources are intellectual and physical properties
Multi-sensors Read Write Tactile Speak Listen Think Smell (sniff out the coffee before buying online!) Taste?
Multi-languages Natural languages Machine languages Gestures, images and signs Sounds Tactile Smell
The sound of books Silent reading Reading in dialects