On 6 March 2014, we talked about digital libraries in their many forms – what exactly they are, what challenges and opportunities they offer our profession, and how library customers use them.
The full archive of tweets from this chat is available here.
Here’s a summary of the discussion:
Q1: What do you think a digital library is?
This is quite a tough question. Some thoughts were:
- @LAICDGroup: A digital library is any library that offers access to its resources in digital form, online.
- @archinva: a digital library is an organized collection of materials made available in digital format, I think
- @LibrarySherpa: IMO, a contained and managed collection of resources and/or data which can only be accessed via computer or device.
@SimonXIX’s feature blog for this chat argued that Netflix and Itunes were basically digital libraries, but weren’t considered as such in LIS for cultural and legal reasons. This sparked debate…
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