These are slides and audio from presentation given at the LOUIS Users Group meeting, on October 4, 2013, in Baton Rouge, LA. The description of the talk was:
Libraries have been digitizing materials for decades as surrogates for access to physical materials, and in doing so have broadened the range of people and uses for library materials. With projects like Hathi Trust and Google Book Search systematically digitizing mass-produced monographs and making them available within the bounds of copyright law, libraries continue the trend of digitizing what is local and unique, and the emergence of projects like the Digital Public Library of America and OCLC’s WorldCat Digital Collection Gateway expand discoverability of the local and unique well beyond the library’s traditional reach. This presentation provides an overview of this trend, updates on what libraries can do, and describes activities LYRASIS is doing to help libraries and other cultural heritage institutions expand their reach.
Links to resources and pages mentioned in the talk are below.
- Michalko, Jim. “Are We Reconfigured Yet? US Research Libraries – Priorities, Trends, Directions.” Webinar. OCLC Research Library Partners. 14 February 2013.
- Lewis, David W. “A Strategy for Academic Libraries in the First Quarter of the 21st Century.” College & Research Libraries 68(5):418-434 September 2007.
- Louisiana Digital Library
- Digital Public Library of America
- OCLC WorldCat Digital Collection Gateway
- LYRASIS Digital: Digitization Collaborative
- LYRASIS Digital: Metadata Guidance
- LYRASIS Digital: Training and Consulting
- LYRASIS Digital: Hosting Services for Evergreen, Repositories, and — coming soon — ArchivesSpace