Category Archives: digital libraries

British Library shares images for crowdsourcing pursposes

Collaborating with a social media friendly public, the British Library embarks on a bold concept:

We plan to launch a crowdsourcing application at the beginning of next year, to help describe what the images portray. Our intention is to use this data to train automated classifiers that will run against the whole of the content. The data from this will be as openly licensed as is sensible (given the nature of crowdsourcing) and the code, as always, will be under an open licence.

Enterprise content management, digital libraries, and collaboration

This presentation, Enterprise Content Management and Digital Libraries: Cultural Clash and Collaboration Opportunity, was presented at the March 2012 Library Technology Conference at Macalester College. However, it was just recently uploaded to SlideShare.

Compares and contrasts how libraries and businesses manage and share their digital information and assets. It explores the current conversation in two private liberal arts institutions, Bethel University and Macalester College and how they are approaching the conversation around managing digital assets on their campus.

Thanks to @LibSkrat for finding.

Archivisits collaborate on new CLIR report dealing with born-digital materials

Filed by Gary Price on InfoDocket

Ten archivists and curators from the US and the UK collaborated to create “Born Digital: Guidance for Donors, Dealers and Archive Repositories.” The report offers separate recommendations for repository staff and donors/dealers in differnt topics: initial collection review, privacy and intellectual property, key stages in acquiring digital materials and post-acquisition review by a repository.

From the abstract:

This report offers recommendations to help ensure the physical and intellectual well-being of born-digital materials transferred from donors to archival repositories. The report surveys the primary issues and concerns related to born-digital acquisitions and is intended for a broad audience with varying levels of interest and expertise, including donors, dealers, and repository staff.

Collaboration Meeting from OCLC – In Person or Online

OCLC is hosting a day long meeting at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, CA on October 15, 2013 from 9:00AM to 3:30PM PST. This event will also be available online.

“Getting off the Island: Collaborating to Create Boundless Collections” is described as being an interactive program that focuses on collaboration in collections. Visit this page to get more information or register for the event.

HathiTrust to partner with DPLA

June 18, 2013

Ann Arbor, MI — The HathiTrust Digital Library will partner with the recently launched Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) to expand discovery and use of HathiTrust’s public domain and other openly available content. MORE

What is DPLA?

Find out at:

Digital Library of America Update

Seven pilot sites join national digital library project with Knight Foundation funding.

The Digital Library Federation Forum registration is open

The Digital Library Federation (a program of the Council on Library and Information Resources) has their conference (forum) in Denver this November, 2012.

“The Forum is a working meeting where the DLF Community, and those interested in joining, come together to do better work through sharing and collaboration. It provides an opportunity for practitioners to share experiences and practices and to support a broad level of information-sharing. Participation is open to all those interested in playing an active part in the successful future of digital libraries, museums, and archives services and collections.”

Go ahead and register for the conference. Here is the schedule.