Developing communities and collections with new media and information literacy

Watkins, J and Russo, A 2005, 'Developing communities and collections with new media and information literacy', in Fox, EA; Neuhold, EJ; Premsmit, P; Wuwongse, V (ed.) Digital Libraries: Implementing Strategies and Sharing Experiences, Bangkok, Thailand, 12-15 December 2005, pp. 390-394.


Document type: Conference Paper
Collection: Conference Papers

Title Developing communities and collections with new media and information literacy
Author(s) Watkins, J
Russo, A
Year 2005
Conference name 8th International Conference on Asian Digital Libraries (ICADL 2005)
Conference location Bangkok, Thailand
Conference dates 12-15 December 2005
Proceedings title Digital Libraries: Implementing Strategies and Sharing Experiences
Editor(s) Fox, EA; Neuhold, EJ; Premsmit, P; Wuwongse, V
Publisher Springer
Place of publication Heidelber, Germany
Start page 390
End page 394
Total pages 5
Abstract 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 new media technologies with public programs. 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 innovative portal for the display and promotion of community co-created multimedia. Together, the Mobile Multimedia Laboratory and the Queensland Stories initiatives allow 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.
Subjects Communication Technology and Digital Media Studies
Continuing and Community Education
DOI - identifier 10.1007/11599517_46
Copyright notice © Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2005
ISBN 354030850
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