Objectes multimèdia amb l’etiqueta: Biblioteconomia

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Costs and benefits of a shared digital long-term preservation system

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1 de jul. 2011
This paper is a report on the cost-benefit analysis of digital long-term preservation that was conducted as a part of the National Digital Library Project in 2010.

The analysis was based on the assumption that a large number, perhaps as many as 200, of archives, libraries, and museums will share a preservation system. The term ”system” shall be understood as encompassing not only information technology, but also people, organizational structures, policies and funding mechanisms.

The cost analysis shows that a preservation system will incur, over 12 first years, cumulative costs of 42 million euros. If a dark archive will be built, the costs will increase by 3.4 million euros. Human resources and investments on information technology are the major cost factors. After the initial stages, the analysis predicts annual costs of circa 4 million euros.

Does library use affect student attainment? A preliminary report on the library impact data project

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1 de jul. 2011
The current economic climate is placing pressure on UK Universities to maximise use of their resources and ensure value for money. In parallel, there is a continuing focus on the student experience and a desire that all students should achieve their full potential whilst studying at University.

Heading for the open road: costs and benefits of transitions in scholarly communications

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1 de jul. 2011
All the key players in scholarly communications – funders, universities, libraries, publishers, and researchers – have an interest in improving access to scholarly journals. But the different constituencies do not share a common view of how this might best be achieved. Much attention has focused on open access and the benefits it could bring if adopted globally. But little attention has been paid to the dynamics of transition towards substantial improvements in access.

ProQuest’s Early European books

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1 de jul. 2011
We will provide a progress report on ProQuest’s ambitious Early European Books project, which aims to build a comprehensive library of European printed books from the first examples in the 1450s through to the year 1700. In doing so, the project represents an innovative model for opening up access to the printed heritage stored in Europe’s rare book libraries. The presentation will provide an outline of ProQuest’s publishing model, digitisation practices and specialist interface, and will also show some samples of the books we have already digitised at the Kongelige Bibliotek, Copenhagen, the Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale di Firenze and the Koninklijke Bibliotheek in The Hague. In addition, we will talk about the economic and intellectual challenges of creating cataloguing and other metadata to accompany the digital files.

Role of National and University Library of Slovenia in a multinational research project (IMPACT): a case study

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1 de jul. 2011
In this paper, the participation and the role of individual libraries as partners in a consortium research project on digitization issues are analyzed, following the example of the National and University Library of Slovenia (NUK) as a partner in the ongoing project IMPACT - Improving Access to Text. IMPACT is funded under the Seventh Framework Programme of the European Commission (FP7) aimed at improving automated text recognition of digitized materials from different European digital collections. For achieving the project’s objectives, a consortium of partners from different European libraries, information technology and software engineering centres and linguistic institutes was established. The consortium’s work is based on interdisciplinary collaboration in which libraries (like NUK) play an important role as demonstrators of tools developed within the project, and representatives of end-users needs and demands as well.

Social Media in European Libraries

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1 de jul. 2011
EBSCO Information Services is the leading service provider of e-journal, e-book and e-journal package and print subscriptions, e-resource management tools, full-text and secondary databases, and related services for all types of libraries, research organisations and corporations.

The challenges of building a digital preservation system

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1 de jul. 2011
In the last two decades, digital technology has enabled us to create, use, and be enriched by information in ways that were unthinkable a generation ago. The growth in the number of digital items in today’s library collections has led to an understanding that new actions must be taken to preserve these digital assets and make them available to future generations.

While many organizations have systems in place for storing and managing digital objects, these systems are not always designed with preservation in mind. Digital preservation is about guaranteeing the continued usability of and access to digital content tomorrow and well into the future. Although preservation focuses on risk management, we would be mistaken if we equated preservation with backup or disaster recovery.

The research library, the university and the network

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1 de jul. 2011
Libraries evolved to meet needs in a time of when information materials were distributed and consumed in physical form. Their services and their cooperative arrangements reflect this. Our discussion about digital has tended to focus on tools and collections, but what happens to the structure and organization of the library, its role within the university and the cooperative arrangements it makes, as the network reconfigures how research and learning are carried out? This presentation will present a framework for thinking about the research library as its services, expertise and boundaries change in a network environment.

A partnership approach to promoting information literacy for higher education researchers

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30 de juny 2011
The promotion and development of information literacy for researchers has tended in the UK to be the preserve of university librarians. Although much good work takes place in practice to help develop appropriate skills and understanding, this is often haphazard. There is thus a strong case for greater join-up involving input from and strategic coordination between interested parties beyond the library sector.

This is the rationale for the creation of a coalition of partners, including information professionals, graduate school personnel, data management specialists, research supervisors and researchers. The programme of work overseen by this partnership has involved engaging with and building on existing initiatives, as well as initiating its own projects.

All the world’s a stage: Improving students’ information skills with dramatic video tutorials

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30 de juny 2011
This paper will describe an on-going project at Bilkent University Library, Turkey, to create a series of instructional online videos aimed specifically at the so-called Net Generation (Generation Z) library users. These videos, which will be produced by doctoral students from the university’s Communication and Design department in collaboration with the Library and will be uploaded to the world wide web. The videos seek to present basic reference and information problems in the form of short, informal dramatic exchanges between a student and a librarian, rather than using the formal pedagogical format of most traditional online tutorials.

Les Biblioteques de la UPC

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30 de juny 2011

Cultural heritage and the public domain

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30 de juny 2011
The recent report of the “Comité des Sages” recommends that “cultural institutions should make public domain material digitised with public funding as widely available as possible for access and re-use”. One of the objectives of the Berlin Declaration on Open Access to Knowledge in the Sciences and Humanities is "encouraging the holders of cultural heritage to support open access by providing their resources on the Internet".