Institutional Shaping of Cultural Memory: Digital Library as Environment for Textual Transmission

Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/105615
Title:
Institutional Shaping of Cultural Memory: Digital Library as Environment for Textual Transmission
Author:
Dalbello, Marija
Editors:
Wiegand, Wayne; Bertot, Jean-Carlo
Citation:
Institutional Shaping of Cultural Memory: Digital Library as Environment for Textual Transmission 2004-10, 74(3):265-298 Library Quarterly
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Journal:
Library Quarterly
Issue Date:
Oct-2004
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/105615
Submitted date:
2005-09-28
Abstract:
The emerging trends in digital(ized) collection development from 1997 are examined using a sample of projects accessible through web-based registries of the Association of Research Libraries and Digital Library Federation. The analysis focuses on thematic repertoire, narrative structuring, underlying historiographic principles, presentation, and the context of institutionalization combining empirical and interpretive approaches, to understand how digital libraries are involved in the production of knowledge and how memory institutions are currently shaping this record in the digital environment. Digital collections are presently showcasing material so far restricted to scholarly uses, making it available for broader educational purposes. Nevertheless, they resemble the sixteenth- and the seventeenth-century cabinets of curiosities in their limited ability to support scholarship or address information needs of defined communities of users. Programmatic statements for developers in conclusion of the study suggest ways for improving the usability of these emerging textual environments, while recognizing new uses for the collections.
Type:
Journal Article (Paginated)
Language:
en
Keywords:
Digital Libraries
Local subject classification:
digital libraries - emergence; digital library development - 1997-2003; institutional isomorphism; technology innovation in the library context; structured web spheres; hybrid libraries; digitalization of cultural heritage

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorDalbello, Marijaen_US
dc.contributor.editorWiegand, Wayneen_US
dc.contributor.editorBertot, Jean-Carloen_US
dc.date.accessioned2005-09-28T00:00:01Z-
dc.date.available2010-06-18T23:28:20Z-
dc.date.issued2004-10en_US
dc.date.submitted2005-09-28en_US
dc.identifier.citationInstitutional Shaping of Cultural Memory: Digital Library as Environment for Textual Transmission 2004-10, 74(3):265-298 Library Quarterlyen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/105615-
dc.description.abstractThe emerging trends in digital(ized) collection development from 1997 are examined using a sample of projects accessible through web-based registries of the Association of Research Libraries and Digital Library Federation. The analysis focuses on thematic repertoire, narrative structuring, underlying historiographic principles, presentation, and the context of institutionalization combining empirical and interpretive approaches, to understand how digital libraries are involved in the production of knowledge and how memory institutions are currently shaping this record in the digital environment. Digital collections are presently showcasing material so far restricted to scholarly uses, making it available for broader educational purposes. Nevertheless, they resemble the sixteenth- and the seventeenth-century cabinets of curiosities in their limited ability to support scholarship or address information needs of defined communities of users. Programmatic statements for developers in conclusion of the study suggest ways for improving the usability of these emerging textual environments, while recognizing new uses for the collections.en_US
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherUniversity of Chicago Pressen_US
dc.subjectDigital Librariesen_US
dc.subject.otherdigital libraries - emergenceen_US
dc.subject.otherdigital library development - 1997-2003en_US
dc.subject.otherinstitutional isomorphismen_US
dc.subject.othertechnology innovation in the library contexten_US
dc.subject.otherstructured web spheresen_US
dc.subject.otherhybrid librariesen_US
dc.subject.otherdigitalization of cultural heritageen_US
dc.titleInstitutional Shaping of Cultural Memory: Digital Library as Environment for Textual Transmissionen_US
dc.typeJournal Article (Paginated)en_US
dc.identifier.journalLibrary Quarterlyen_US
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