Presentation is loading. Please wait.

Presentation is loading. Please wait.

The changing digital library landscape: trends in the world of Web 2.0 Lorcan Dempsey University of Edinburgh Edina is 10 3 July 2006.

Similar presentations

Presentation on theme: "The changing digital library landscape: trends in the world of Web 2.0 Lorcan Dempsey University of Edinburgh Edina is 10 3 July 2006."— Presentation transcript:

1 The changing digital library landscape: trends in the world of Web 2.0 Lorcan Dempsey University of Edinburgh Edina is 10 3 July 2006

2 10 years

3 Regardless of these advances, many library websites continue to replicate the physical and functional organization of the traditional library. Web-based access to services has evolved as a thin veneer over library technical infrastructures that were designed to support traditional library services. As such, library websites are typically organized around library functions (interlibrary loan, circulation, reference) or existing information stores (the card catalog, print indexes). Web 1.0 Krisellen Maloney

4 Structural changes in new environment

5 Insanity is doing more of what you are already doing and expecting a different result. Newt Gingrich quoting Albert Einstein!

6 Network Granulation Remixing, …. Schema Content Services Organizations …

7 The network is inside In the flow: research and learning behaviors Organizational evolution Flat applications: recombinance, mashup, remixing

8 Robin Murray Synthesize -to combine often diverse conceptions into a coherent whole. Synthesize Web services Patron services Content Policies Registries Forward knowledge Fulfillment services Mobilize Specialize -involve specific knowledge in order to serve a particular purpose; to apply or direct to specific end or use. Specialize … Mobilize -to put into action Workplace applications-points of need Profiles Local service Local added value Local context Local knowledge

9 Synthesise, Local CSUSM, David Walker

10 Synthesise, network

11 Specialize, Local

12 Mobilize, Local

13 2 clicks to full-text Integrate find articles service with other services Variety of pathways Metasearch appropriate databases from course pages Innovative Uses of Metasearch: Rethinking Metasearch for a Better User Experience David Lindahl & Jeff Suszczynski, U Rochester Looking to synthesize, specialize, mobilize

14 The network is inside 1: In the flow Research and learning behavior Database > website > workflow Re-creation


16 Database > website > workflow Prefabricated (e.g. CMS) Self assembled digital identity

17 Gather – create - share Raymond Yee URL is the currency

18 OCLC adaptation of Liz Lyon

19 pentags

20 Conversation and evidence Mobilize the edge of user contribution Mobilize resources in user spaces Integrity and authenticity Versioning Citing

21 University of Minnesota


23 In the user workflow Integration: resource integration supports integration into user environment Liquid linkable content Workflow as intermediate consumer Search engine, CMS, RSS, toolbar, extensions, … No service is the sole focus of user attention Plug into multiple channels for discovery, location, fulfillment, … web services Gather, create, share Search, link, reuse, analyse, chunk, create,


25 The network is inside 2: organizational change Organizational co-evolution 1.The long tail: Unified discovery and reduced transaction costs 2.Specialization 3.At what level?


27 URL is the currency of the web

28 The long tail Impact? Systemwide efficiences Aggregation of supply Unified discovery Low transaction costs Aggregation of demand

29 Moving to the network level Impact Systemwide efficiencies Cat/Resource sharing Journal lit

30 Moving to the network level Storage Amazon S3 Computation Sun Grid Application Data Refworks Shared cataloging JSTOR Google

31 Multilevel approach to … Collections Shared offsite storage Aggregate and analyse digital collections Institutional repository Digital storage and preservation Social and consumer environments Social networking services: tagging, reviews, recommendations Share mobilizing approaches Virtual reference D2D Consolidated discovery Knowledge base Resolution - Service routing – fulfilment Business intelligence Synthesize and mobilize shared usage data Recommendation, management decisions Digitization and offsite storage

32 Sourcing options Deep resource sharing Develop horizontal shared services – remove redundancies and build capacity Institutional Enterprise systems Research and learning infrastructure Cultural institutions Jurisdictional California Digital Library DEFF JISC, SURF Third party Consortial Vendor

33 Issues Vertical structures entrenched – within and between institutions Shared services framework not institutionalized. At what level are things done? New processes not well enough defined (ERM, IR, …) Third party services underdeveloped Lack of architecture/business model Project mentality

34 The network is inside 3 A flatter world 1.Web services: functional components on the network 2.Modularize and specialize 3.Simplify and customize 4.Supports remixing services.

35 Examples Connect discovery environments to backend library systems Interact with registries of services Make functionality available in multiple applications



38 It must change The network is inside The library has to co-evolve with changing research and learning behaviors. The impact of technology on research and learning is more telling than its impact on the library itself. Flexible responses are important.

39 The end

Download ppt "The changing digital library landscape: trends in the world of Web 2.0 Lorcan Dempsey University of Edinburgh Edina is 10 3 July 2006."

Similar presentations

Ads by Google