Engaging Your Community Through Cultural Heritage Digital Libraries

Engaging Your Community Through Cultural Heritage Digital Libraries
Karen Calhoun and Aaron Brenner

Wednesday, October 8, 2014
2:30pm Eastern | 1:30pm Central
12:30pm Mountain | 11:30am Pacific
90 minutes

Karen Calhoun and Aaron Brenner will discuss the digital library as a platform for a two-way exchange of knowledge between your library and community. At cultural heritage’s core is community, and in this workshop, you’ll learn about a range of approaches for community engagement. Community focuses your mission, builds and enriches your collection, and ultimately defines your digital library’s value and decides its sustainability.

Topics include:

  • How to test your assumptions on your audience and its needs
  • How to crowd source your digital library
  • How to use web services, APIs, and the semantic web to improve discoverability
  • How to establish a sustainable funding base for the long term
  • How to collaborate with community partners
  • How to win attention on the social web
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