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Digital strategy is the process of specifying an organization's vision, goals, opportunities and initiatives in order to maximize the business benefits digital investments and efforts provide to the organization. Increasingly libraries have been involved in clarifying their visions and goals for digital strategy in library environments.
Several examples of digital strategy:
LSE Digital Strategy and Policy
Webcast of the
's digital strategy:
Library of Congress
LC21: A Digital Strategy for the Library of Congress
The report may be viewed online at the National Research Council site
And here's an article about the report from the
Library of Congress Information Bulletin
In the article “What is Distinctive About the Library of Congress in both its Collections and its Means of Access to Them, and The Reasons LC Needs to Maintain Classified Shelving of Books Onsite, and A Way to Deal Effectively with the Problem of "Books on the Floor" Thomas Mann argues that “the Library cannot solve its space problems by adoption of a “digital strategy” without seriously damaging our larger mission to promote scholarship of unusual scope and depth.”
Library Directors Digital Strategy Summit
was held on October 17-18, 2011 in Monterey, California.
"This two-day summit is an interactive forum for library directors, CEOs, and CIOs of academic, public, government and special libraries to problem-solve, discuss, and network with colleagues. It features a mix of high level presentations, expert panels, round table and facilitated discussions with lots of networking/peer engagement time."
The 29th annual International Association of Technological University Libraries (IATUL) was held in Auckland, New Zealand from 21 -24 April 2008. As stated on the
, “IATUL libraries play a vital part in the success of national strategies by contributing to digital discovery in their own institutions, through developing e-infrastructure for research discovery and using Web 2.0 for learning discovery. Many countries have developed digital strategies. For example the
New Zealand Digital Strategy
is about creating "a digital future for all New Zealanders, using the power of information and communications technology".
An overview of the 29th IATUL Conference on "Digital discovery: strategies and solutions" can be found in a paper published by Rainer Kallenborn and Carolin Becker. According to the abstract “the article gives an outline of the issues, content, keynote speakers, social networking and location of this conference. The IATUL meeting presented a wide range of cutting-edge topics defining the future roles of librarians in a globalised information society. Participants gained insights into the workings and visions of librarians around the globe, had the opportunity to share experiences and best practice and to find new inspiration and encouragement for their own daily work. The conference included areas such as policies for the information society, digitalization strategies, open access initiatives, e-research developments, library support for e-science, library customer orientation, Web 2.0 applications for libraries, learning experiences of the Net generation, information literacy as well as data and knowledge management. The paper provides a conference report of value to library and information professionals, in particular to library directors and senior managers, regarding the development of a modern dynamic infrastructure for digital information and communication and the role of libraries therein.”
Paul Ayris, Director of UCL Library Services and UCL Copyright Officer, presented on European perspectives about digital strategy at the IATUL conference. His presentation “offers information on the library services and the institutional architecture of the University College London (UCL). It explores the
challenges encountered by library staff members of UCL on the implementation of library information services. It also discusses developments related to libraries in Europe.” It can be found on
UCL’s Discovery site.
Mann, T 2009, 'What is Distinctive About the Library of Congress in both its Collections and its Means of Access to Them, and The Reasons LC Needs to Maintain Classified Shelving of Books Onsite, and A Way to Deal Effectively with the Problem of "Books on the Floor"',
, 33, pp. 61-92, Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts, EBSCO
, viewed 30 January 2012.
Reiner Kallenborn, Carolin Becker, (2009) "Digital discovery: strategies and solutions: Report on the 29th annual Conference of the International Association of Technological University Libraries (IATUL) held in Auckland, New Zealand, 21-24 April 2008", New Library World, Vol. 110 Iss: 5/6, pp.280 - 290
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