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What is a digital library, repository or platform?

by Tom Scott

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What is a digital library, repository or platform?

  1. 1. What is a digital library, repository or platform? Tom Scott, UK medical heritage library event 27/10/2016 1
  2. 2. what is a digital library
 repository or platform
  3. 3. what is a library?
  4. 4. a repository of knowledge?
  5. 5. a place of record?
  6. 6. but what is a library for?
  7. 7. an historical perspective
  8. 8. the web
  9. 9. focused on digital access to that information
  10. 10. what is digital?
  11. 11. “applying the culture, practices & technologies of the internet era to respond to people’s raised expectations” Tom Loosemore
  12. 12. what might that mean for digital libraries?
  13. 13. libraries are defined by their collections, the people who use it and the ideas those people have
  14. 14. a place to discover, create and share ideas so that people can make meaning from knowledge
  15. 15. a platform for facilitating the development and sharing of ideas
  16. 16. a trust framework to ensure provenience
  17. 17. open access to information, ideas and people
  18. 18. thank you @derivadow