On Monday, I had the honor and pleasure of speaking at the NISO workshop “Getting the Most Out of Your Institutional Repository” on the topic of The Third Wave of Library Information Stewardship. The presentation abstract was:
[Academic] Libraries are gearing up for the third wave of information under our stewardship. In the first wave, libraries purchased, made discoverable, and managed information from commercial sources in physical forms (e.g., paper-bound monographs, traditional serials, and microform archives). In the second wave, libraries licensed, made discoverable, and supported information from commercial sources in digital form (e.g., electronic journals, index/abstract databases, and image collections).
Libraries are now entering the third wave: selecting, publishing, and curating locally-produced digital content (institutional repositories, pre-print archives, and other locally unique collections). In this third wave, we need the skills and techniques of all of the previous stages, plus a need to learn a few new tricks. This presentation offers an overview of the selection, publication, and curation of locally-produced digital content. The speaker will also end with a glimpse of the fourth wave.
This DLTJ posting is a placeholder for a link to the anticipated recording of the presentation (I’ll update the page when the recording is available) and as a place for attendees to offer comments on the talk. I’ll create a separate posting for my impressions of the meeting and what I learned from the other presenters.
One correction I must make: I gave the conference organizers an older version of my biographical statement. It said that I was heading a project called the Digital Resource Commons that is bringing hosted repositories to OhioLINK members. That (insert one or more of of: mission, honor, duty, challenge, responsibility, dream, nightmare…) is now in the extraordinarily capable hands of John Davison on the OhioLINK staff. Content repositories at institutions (which, as I said in my talk, shouldn’t necessarily be equated to “institutional repositories” as we know them now) remains a key professional interest and activity, just not with the awesome (insert another word from the list above) of running the project. 1
The text was modified to update a link from http://www.niso.org/news/events_workshops/ir07/agenda.html to http://www.niso.org/news/events/niso/past/ir07/agenda.html on January 19th, 2011.