A two-fer. Gary Price and Curtis Michelson from infoDJ followed by Stephen Rhind-Tutt of Coherent Digital will offer attendees a double header of open web goodness.
Open Web Tools: Curtis Michelson and Gary Price, the "INFOdjs", look forward to sharing their latest finds from the evolving landscape of "open web" resources; such as, archiving and discovery tools, multimedia and big data projects, open applications, collaborations and more. The DJs will build on their prior Charleston Conf sessions by sharing updates to some of the tools shown before, as well as featuring new initiatives. The session is for anyone wanting to stay current around library trends and beyond. It is fast-paced, covering many tools in the short time, and all attendees receive a takeaway list of open resources to try on their own and share with colleagues back at the office.
Taming the Open Web: Libraries spend most of their money and resources on books, journals and formally published content. In contrast, students, faculty and researchers are increasingly turning to informal, born digital materials. YouTube videos, open educational resources, primary sources, gray literature, podcasts and born-digital content are increasingly being used in education and research. This presentation will discuss challenges and role of libraries in stewarding this content for the future. How can we use traditional library techniques to tame these materials? We contextualize some of the existing tools to solve this challenge. We provide examples of successful efforts to do so at scale.
Attendees will learn what kinds of born digital content are most used and about the technical challenges in capturing, preserving and enriching it. It will provide context and strategies that can be deployed in today’s academic libraries.