Creating a digital library

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Library Mess Mash-ups Maggie Verster Creating digital libraries in support oflearning communities using free tools (www.school2.co.za) Education week 2010 29 September 2010 Emperors Palace, Johannesburg

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Books Archives of knowledge Catalogues Dewey numbering Information powerhouses A place that makes me sneeze

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Electronic resources A type of information retrieval system Targeted search engines Directories A collection of literature and metadata stored electronically Databases In the field of digital libraries, the Internet is the library (Arms, 2001) E-books, PDF’s ETD’s, journal articles Videos Graphics (photos) Audio (recordings and podcasts) Animations Simulations Other information artefacts

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IEEE Xplore CS Digital library ACM digital library ISI Web of Knowledge Scopus Ebscohost Subscription (not free) Inaccessible if not a student Expensive to maintain Sustainability

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Google Scholar Scirus (370 million scientific items) Citeseer (1,5 million resources)

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UCT openaccess Internet public library Internet archive Cornell University World Digital Library The Digital Library at the University of Michigan Universal digital library (Million Book Project) arXiv Project Gutenberg Google Book Search Maggie’s e-book collection

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Tools? Relevant Easy to use Searchable Portable Scalable Tagable Collaboration and discussion Aggregation (RSS) Embeddable Citation Free

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No physical boundary. The user of a digital library need not to go to the library physically; people from all over the world can gain access to the same information, as long as an Internet connection is available. Round the clock availability. A major advantage of digital libraries is that people can gain access to the information at any time, night or day. Multiple access. The same resources can be used simultaneously by a number of institutions and patrons. This may not be the case for copyrighted material: a library may have a license for "lending out" only one copy at a time; this is achieved with a system of digital rights management where a resource can become inaccessible after expiration of the lending period or after the lender chooses to make it inaccessible (equivalent to returning the resource). Information retrieval. The user is able to use any search term (word, phrase, title, name, subject) to search the entire collection. Digital libraries can provide very user-friendly interfaces, giving clickable access to its resources. Preservation and conservation. Digitization is not a long-term preservation solution for physical collections, but does succeed in providing access copies for materials that would otherwise fall to degradation from repeated use. Digitized collections and born-digital objects pose many preservation and conservation concerns that analog materials do not. Please see the following "Problems" section of this page for examples. Space. Whereas traditional libraries are limited by storage space, digital libraries have the potential to store much more information, simply because digital information requires very little physical space to contain them and media storage technologies are more affordable than ever before. Added value. Social bookmarking: Finding resources Metadata SavingDatabase Search & SharingDiscussion Oneclick

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The context and the learning goals must dictate the tool and how it is used Case study Maths literacy teachers community of practice www.mathsliteracy.co.za Maths lit blog Digital library database Twitter

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Tag Cloud RSS Feed Click here to go to live site

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Resource Diigo Bookmarking database Auto Blog Post E-mail newsletter Tag cloud widget Tweet Discussions Annotations Metadata Groups Lists RSS Feed Widget Networks Social network LMS CMS Blog Wiki Website Resource Resource

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Tools? Relevant Easy to use Searchable Portable Scalable Tagable Collaboration Aggregation (RSS) Embeddable Citation Free For a list of citation tools click here

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Firefox browser add-on Collect Manage Cite Share

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My twitter-verse Bookmarks on Diigo Infolinkers group Delicious School 2.0 in South Africa SA school libraries blog Learn with Maggie sandbox Maths literacy teachers network Maths literacy blog Maths blog My presentations Maggie VersterICT4Champions [email protected] www.maggie.co.za www.school2.co.za Join my facebook page Join my facebook group

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