Role and use of digital libraries in multicultural societies

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Description

Being politically, economically and culturally so diverse, many European countries have started digital libraries with an impetus derived either from innovative thinking about the future role of libraries, archives and museums in preservation and usage of their rich cultural heritage or about the future role of these institutions in fast-growing networked environments that tackles all aspects of life (research, teaching and learning, economy, culture, etc.).

Drawing on experience in studying digital libraries in European context for more than 20 years, the presenter, Professor Tatjana Aparac-Jelušić, will discuss the development of digital libraries in European context, describe their main outcomes and shine a light on the number of challenges that inspired new approaches, cooperative efforts and use of research methodology at different stages of the digital libraries development.

With an aim to connect European and New Zealand perspectives and experiences, Maja Krtalić will discuss the role and potential of European and New Zealand digital collections in meeting information needs of immigrants and immigrant descendants. She will present the topic from a perspective of information institutions, immigrant communities, and individuals.

The aim of this workshop is, therefore, to share knowledge and examples of good practice and generate ideas and strategies for future cooperation between GLAMR sector in multicultural societies.

Who should attend:
Professionals from GLAMR (galleries, libraries, archives, museums, records) sector whose work is related to managing and developing digital collections. Professionals working in the sector at any level interested in the topic.

Learning objectives:

  • Explain the role of digital libraries in preserving, presenting and (re)using heritage.
  • Explain the concept of migrating heritage.
  • Identify examples of good practice from the European and New Zealand context.
  • Discuss ways to identify and answer the information needs of immigrants and immigrant descendants.
  • Develop and share ideas for joint projects with a goal to expand the cooperation between GLAMR sector in multicultural societies.


Course outline:

  • The role of digital libraries in presenting and preserving heritage.
  • The role of digital libraries in education.
  • Factors influencing the development of digital libraries.
  • Challenges, new approaches and cooperative efforts in developing digital libraries.
  • Information needs of multicultural societies.
  • Migrating heritage.
  • The role of digital libraries in supporting multicultural societies.
  • The potential use of digital libraries by immigrant communities.

Course format:
This is a half-day interactive workshop. There will be a minimum of five and a maximum of 30 participants.

Presenters:
Professor Tatjana Aparac-Jelušić and Dr Maja Krtalić

For further information:
Continuing Education, Victoria University of Wellington, PO Box 600, Wellington 6140.
Phone 04 463 6556,  Email: conted@vuw.ac.nz

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