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1 A centre of expertise in digital information management UKOLN is supported by: Digital Futures for MLAs? A snapshot in real time. Dr Liz Lyon Director, UKOLN UKOLN / MLA meeting, May 2007 This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Licence Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0

2 A centre of expertise in digital information management A short and selective snapshot 1.Futures thinking? Some emerging trends within & beyond the sector A year is a long time in ICT……. A mix of observation, reflection, speculation… 2.Implications for the MLA Partnership Strategic planning and operational delivery Policy impact is wider than Digital Futures Open collaboration as the cultural norm…..

3 Blogging is now mainstream….

4 Burgeoning community content…

5 Blended worlds….. Cultural tourist?

6 Tagging collections in the US

7 Tagging collections in the UK

8 Massive digitisation projects : major open access collections

9 Podagogy?? Blended worlds of the net gen….. Leisure & learning. Formal & informal.

10 Rip, mix, burn….. Geo-tagging mash-up

11 Linking the old physical/real with the new digital/virtual….

12 JISC-funded content providers institutional content providers external content providers brokersaggregatorscataloguesindexes institutional portals subject portals learning management systems media-specific portals end-user desktop/browser presentation fusion provision OpenURL link servers shared infrastructure authentication/authorisation (Athens) institutional profiling services terminology services service registries identifier services metadata schema registries © Andy Powell (UKOLN, University of Bath) and Neil Beagrie (British Library and JISC), 2005 This work is licensed under a Creative Commons License Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0Creative Commons License preservation institutional archival storage remote archival storage / escrow format registries format conversion services representation information registries persistent identifier services JISC Integrated Information Environment An e-infrastructure for higher education?

13 JISC-funded content providers institutional content providers external content providers brokersaggregatorscataloguesindexes institutional portals subject portals learning management systems media-specific portals end-user desktop/browser presentation fusion provision OpenURL link servers shared infrastructure authentication/authorisation (Athens) institutional profiling services terminology services service registries identifier services metadata schema registries © Andy Powell (UKOLN, University of Bath) and Neil Beagrie (British Library and JISC), 2005 This work is licensed under a Creative Commons License Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0Creative Commons License preservation institutional archival storage remote archival storage / escrow format registries format conversion services representation information registries persistent identifier services JISC Integrated Information Environment MLA e-Infrastructure components? and Liz Lyon (UKOLN, University of Bath) 2007

14 The life of the average Web site is estimated at 44days = lifespan of a housefly…. Digital preservation issues: trust, policy, skills, responsibility. Digital repositories: audit and certification toolkits

15 Culture, Learning, Leisure workflows Aggregator services Museums, libraries, archives digital repositories Data curation, preservation: e-Depot, deep archives, data centres Deposit Harvest Deposit Physical artefacts Digitisation Re-use Search, harvest Presentation services: portals Discovery, linking, citation Linking, citation Personal collections Deposit Cultural knowledge cycle Vs0.8 This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Licence Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Personal data capture: images, text © Liz Lyon (UKOLN, University of Bath) 2007

16 Digital Futures: 10 questions for MLA 1.Is your strategic planning informed by expert input? 2.Do you have an understanding of trends in other sectors? 3.What policies should the Partnership advocate? –Open access collections, community content, digital inclusivity? 4.What e-infrastructure is required to deliver policy? 5.What cross-sectoral standards compliance is optimal? 6.How can greater service integration be achieved? 7.How sustainable are current services? e-Content creation? 8.What digital preservation policies & plans are in place? 9.How will the workforce develop the skills to deliver? Leadership? Regionally? Via Hubs? At the coalface? 10.How will Digital Futures impact on other strategy WPs?


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