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Posts from the ‘Policy Development’ Category

A Transition to Hybrid Library: Practice in Shanghai Library

Wu Jianzhong(吴建中)-Director,Shanghai Library The Shanghai Library and Institute of Science and Technology Information of Shanghai (ISTIS) were merged in 1995. Since then, the Shanghai Library has been exploring new development models. The new organization has presented a new public image with new technology and open services. In 1996 we began to use a windows-based automatic […]


IR Sustainability Through Stakeholder Governance

The Li Ka Shing Library adopted a strategic and collaborative approach in implementing its institutional repository. Engaging the institution’s policy stakeholders including the University’s Provost early in the day, a strategic planning and governance committee was established to guide the vision and objectives for the institutional repository.


Pacific Open Space Forum: The Promise of Digital Libraries and Knowledge Creation

Imagine coming to a forum where your most pressing agenda is discussed in an environment of people and information flow. Yes, people flow! Employing a knowledge sharing technique called Open Space Technology or OST, the forum will engage you within a setting where you create and manage your own agenda.


Crowdsourcing and Social Engagement: Potential, Power and Freedom for Libraries and Users

The definition and purpose of crowdsourcing and social engagement with users will be discussed with particular reference to the Australian Newspapers service, FamilySearch, Wikipedia and the Distributed Proofreaders. These services have harnessed thousands of digital volunteers who transcribe, create, enhance and correct text. The successful strategies which motivated users to help, engage, and develop the outcomes will be examined.


Next-Generation Technical Services

Next-Generation Technical Services (NGTS) is an initiative developed by the University of California Libraries as an outgrowth of the UC Libraries Bibliographic Services Task Force Report and a strategic partnership with OCLC to develop a “Next-Generation Melvyl” to re-architect the systemwide OPAC in order to transform the user experience of search and retrieval.