Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Digital Library Programs for Libraries and Archives

Purcell, Aaron D. Digital Library Programs for Libraries and Archives: Developing, Managing, and Sustaining Unique Digital Collection. Neal Schuman, 2016. ISBN: 978-0-8389-1450-2

Using both theory and examples of best practices, Purcell offers strategies for approaching digital collections as an ongoing library service. Learn how to go from project to program, or how to start a digital program from scratch, even with limited resources.

Table of Contents  

Part I    The Theory and Reality of Digital Libraries

Chapter 1    Growth of Digital Libraries
  • Brief History of Digital Libraries
  • Perspectives from Related Professions
  • Challenges of Technology
  • Original and Unique Digital Content
  • Key Points
  • Notes

Chapter 2    Context of Today’s Libraries and Digital Libraries
  • Changing Roles for Libraries
  • Fewer Resources, Greater Expectations
  • Library Spaces
  • Assessing the Changes
  • Scholarly Communication and Open Access
  • Management, Storage, and Curation of Data
  • Digital Collections
  • Key Points
  • Notes

Chapter 3    Digitization and Digital Libraries
  • Stages of Digitization
  • Why Digitize
  • What to Digitize
  • Whom to Include
  • When and Where to Digitize
  • How to Digitize
  • Key Points
  • Notes
Part II    Building Digital Library Programs: A Step-by-Step Process

Chapter 4    Vision and Mission Building
  • The Mission Statement
  • Vision Building
  • Sustaining and Adapting the Vision
  • Key Points
  • Questions
  • Notes

Chapter 5    Identifying Resources and Partnerships
  • Who You Are
  • Whom You Know and Want to Know
  • What You Have and What You Need
  • Grants and External Funding Opportunities
  • Key Points
  • Questions
  • Notes

Chapter 6    Evaluating, Selecting, and Building Digital Collections
  • Evaluating Digital Collections
  • The Power of Primary Sources
  • Types of Unique Collections for Selection
  • Selection of Materials
  • Copyright and Other Rights
  • Key Points
  • Questions
  • Notes

Chapter 7    Technical Standards
  • Technical Workflows and Documentation
  • The Value of Metadata
  • Technical Elements of Digitization
  • Key Points
  • Questions
  • Notes

Chapter 8    Management of Digital Projects
  • Librarians as Managers
  • Managing Budgets
  • Outsourcing and Vendors
  • Planning the Work
  • Key Points
  • Questions
  • Notes

Chapter 9    Outreach and Instruction
  • The Principle and Reality of Access
  • Reaching Audiences
  • Educational Components
  • Key Points
  • Questions
  • Notes

Chapter 10    Promotion, Assessment, and Sustainability
  • Generating Interest
  • Assessing Effectiveness
  • Enhancing and Sustaining the Effort
  • Key Points
  • Questions
  • Notes

Chapter 11    Planning Digital Library Programs
  • Transition from Project to Program
  • Strategies for Building Digital Library Programs
  • Notes
Part III    Digital Library Planning Exercises

Exercise 1    Vision Building
Exercise 2    Resource List
Exercise 3    Collections List
Exercise 4    Technical Strengths
Exercise 5    Plan of Work
Exercise 6    Education Plan
Exercise 7    Marketing Plan
Exercise 8    Project Plan