Developing communities and collections with new media and information literacy

Watkins, Jerry J. & Russo, Angelina (2005) Developing communities and collections with new media and information literacy. In Fox, Edward A., Neuhold, Erich J., Premsmit, Pimrumpai, & Wuwongse, Vilas (Eds.) 8th International Conference on Asian Digital Libraries, December 12-15, Bangkok.

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As part of its many functions, the reference library is charged with developing both its collection and its user community. These two functions are sometimes pursued as separate initiatives (with separate funding) by library managers. In Australia, the State Library of Queensland (SLQ) is committed to an exciting policy of simultaneous collection development and community engagement by integrating public programs with new media technologies. SLQ’s Mobile Multimedia Laboratory is a purpose-designed portable digital creativity workshop which is made available to communities as a powerful platform to capture and disseminate local digital culture, and also to promote and train community members in information literacy. The Mobile Multimedia Laboratory facility operates in conjunction with SLQ’s Queensland Stories project, an exciting portal for the display and promotion of community co-created multimedia. Together, the Mobile Multimedia Laboratory and the Queensland Stories initiatives allow the SLQ to directly engage with existing and new communities, and also to increase its digital collection with community created content. Not only are both initiatives relatively cost-effective, they have a positive impact upon information literacy within the state.

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ID Code: 3980
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Collection development, User communities, Community co, creation, Information literacy
DOI: 10.1007/11599517_46
ISBN: 9783540308508
ISSN: 1611-3349
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > INFORMATION SYSTEMS (080600) > Information Systems Theory (080611)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > INFORMATION SYSTEMS (080600)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2005 Springer
Copyright Statement: This is the author-version of the work. Conference proceedings published, by Springer Verlag, will be available via SpringerLink. Lecture Notes in Computer Science
Deposited On: 28 Apr 2006 00:00
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 13:16

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