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OCLC Online Computer Library Center Place and space: Collections and access in light of changing patterns of research and learning: a schematic view Lorcan Dempsey A community commons: libraries in the new century 142 nd ARL Membership Meeting, 15 May 2003 University of Kentucky, Lexington
Place Collection Service Place Collection Service
highlow high stewardship uniqueness Books Journals Newspapers Gov. docs CD, DVD Maps Scores Special collections Rare books Local/Historical newspapers Local history materials Archives & Manuscripts, Theses & dissertations Research and learning materials ePrints/tech reports Learning objects Courseware E-portfolios Research data Freely-accessible web resources Open source software Newsgroup archives uniqueness Collections grid
Some comments on the grid Grid is a mnemonic … placed over complicated field Libraries and their environments now 5 years time? Credits: – Eric Childress (OCLC), – Nancy McGovern (Cornell)
The Archival Research Center is a direct outgrowth of the belief that primary resource materials should be a major focal point of instruction and research. …. However, traditional access to these materials is cumbersome and labor-intensive and most institutions do not allow copying. …Digitizing these materials keeps them alive and relevant for modern users … (ARL report)
Knowledge bank – OSU – in planning April 26 2002. A proposal for the development of an OSU knowledge bank
Below the line There is growing appreciation among libraries that unique or rare materials –are valuable research and learning resources –have been underutilized. There is a growing interest in digitizing cultural heritage materials –as it offers opportunities for releasing their value in new ways –as a way of disclosing the memory and identity of communities. Research and learning behavior is increasingly entering the network space –Library resources need to be available at the appropriate stage within the learning or research environment –New forms of engagement and support. –Research and learning outputs will present major management and curatorial issues –Institutions and faculty are interested in disclosing research and learning materials as part of the scholarly enterprise (OAI)
Institutional immaturity – organizational models for collective activity, reducing costs, etc, in development. Institutional maturity – an industry and cooperative structures Structures under pressure
Institutional digital content management Immature (diverse metadata creation practice -- hierarchical description, multiple standards and practices, diverse content management approaches) OAI? Shining a light on hidden resources. Extend knowledge organization approaches? Incentive to preserve? Manage commodity materials and services - cost. Streamline discovery to delivery for print (owned) and digital (licensed) materials Portalization and resource sharing Management intelligence – collection management and analysis (print collections) Incentive to preserve?
The example of metadata Books Journals Special collections Freely-accessible web resources Research and learning materials highlow high stewardship uniqueness MARC, Onix MARC, Onix MARC, METS, EAD, DC, TEI Dublin Core DC, DDI, IEEE/LOM, FGDC, EAD, TEI, SCORM
highlow high Special collections Disclosure, Licensing unique stewardship Trends highlow high Scholarly communication Books, Journals Research & Learning Web Special collections
Trends highlow high stewardship unique The google factor highlow high E-reserves Web Books, Journals Research & Learning Special collections
Some issues Different materials call forward different types of attention –Selection –Organization –Collection management –Securing access –Preservation What is a collection? Responsibility to the scholarly record –Licensed –Below the line –Print Fragmentation of knowledge technologies? –Knowledge organization – topics, places, names, educational standards, resource types –Identifiers –etc
user environments resource environment lab books exhibitions PDAs learning management systems campus portal course material text book new scholarly resources reading lists Institutional repository Digital collections E-reserve Catalog Licensed collections Aggregations Virtual reference Cataloging ILL Library service environment
Hubs All networks produced privileged places at their junctions and access points. William J Mitchell. e-topia. 2000. … the web pages to which we prefer to link are not ordinary nodes. They are hubs. The better known they are, the more links point to them. … We prefer hubs. Alberto-Laszlo Barabasi. Linked. 2002.
lab books exhibitions PDAs learning management systems campus portal course material text book new scholarly resources reading lists
Hub Create hub? Project services into other hubs Reconfigure services – fine-grained
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