Digital libraries and the social web: collections and platforms
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Exploring Digital Libraries, Chapter 10
This chapter of Exploring Digital Libraries continues the consideration of digital libraries’ responses to the social web. It builds on the visual framework introduced in chapter 9 to consider the transition of digital collections to platforms that align well with how people find information, work and play on the social web; are highly visible and invite interaction; and re-mix and re-use data from other sources. The chapter closes with some thoughts about future digital libraries and libraries’ digital future.
This is a preprint of a chapter whose final and definitive form was co-published in Exploring Digital Libraries: Foundations, Practice, Prospects by Facet Publishing (2014) and ALA Neal-Schuman (2014).
Digital libraries--Citizen participation; Online social networks; Libraries and community; Cultural heritage collections; Linked data; Discoverability
Calhoun, Karen. “Digital libraries and the social web: collections and platforms.” In Exploring Digital Libraries: Foundations, Practice, Prospects. London: Facet Publishing; Chicago: ALA Neal-Schuman, 2014. ISBNs 9781856048200, 1856048209; 9781555709853, 1555709850.