Yesterday I participated in the Digital Library Conference & Vendor Fair at Holy Cross, an event that celebrated the official launch of the Digital Commonwealth. The Digital Commonwealth is a portal providing access to the digital repositories of libraries and other cultural institutions around the state, soon to include NOBLE. The conference was a great success, with a diverse and enthusiastic group of participants.
The program featured keynote presentations by Mary Minow on copyright and Marshall Keys on the Digital Commonwealth and Library 2.0, and eleven break-out sessions on a various aspects of digital libraries.
The presentations and handouts are all available on the conference website:
Digital Library Conference & Vendor Fair
My presentation was called The Future of the Past : Digital Libraries in the Age of Social Software, and it was a chance to look beyond the world of digital libraries and archives to see how the Web 2.0 culture of particpation and sharing are shaping the expectations of people approaching our sites.
In the spirit of which, of course, I put my presentation on SlideShare:
And here’s a list of just the links:
- CardCow — See my blog posting on this site
- Francis Frith — This company sells maps, books and prints of the cities and town in the UK and Ireland, and encourage people to add comments and share their memories.
- Gone But Not Forgotten — Worcester memories, sponsored by the Worcester Telegram & Gazette.
- Shorpy: The 100-Year-Old Photo Blog — See my blog posting on this site
- Edgemere Diner
- Swift’s Beach Postcard
- North Shore group
- Diners group
- 100 Years Old
- Rodney Square showing City Hall — University of Delaware postcard linking back to their digital library
- Boston Swan Boats — Link to a tag search on Flickr
- Picture Australia — Invites contributions through Flickr
- BBC History of Modern Britain — Invites contributions through YouTube