A Phenomenological Study of an Emergent National Digital Library, Part II: The Narratives of Development

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http://hdl.handle.net/10150/105771
Title:
A Phenomenological Study of an Emergent National Digital Library, Part II: The Narratives of Development
Author:
Dalbello, Marija
Citation:
A Phenomenological Study of an Emergent National Digital Library, Part II: The Narratives of Development 2005-10, 75(4):e28-e70 The Library Quarterly
Publisher:
The Chicago University Press
Journal:
The Library Quarterly
Issue Date:
Oct-2005
Description:
Citation for the accompanying article: Dalbello, Marija. (2005). "A Phenomenological Study of an Emergent National Digital Library, Part I: Theory and Methodological Framework," The Library Quarterly 75 (4), pp. 391-420.
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/105771
Submitted date:
2006-11-11
Abstract:
This article discusses digital library development at the Library of Congress focusing on institutional processes associated with technological innovation in the library context and key transformative event, the completion of the National Digital Library Program (NDLP) (1995-2000). Interviews with seven key participants of the program conducted in 2002 at the Library of Congress (from policy-makers to digital library developers) are interpreted here in terms of loci of control (external/internal) shaping the process of innovation and its institutionalization â the coercive and normative pressures of society, and the professional field of librarianship. The perceptions of individuals are synthesized into a realist narrative in which their voices are still recognizable. Their tales of development show that organizational change driven by external forces and involving individuals who crossed boundaries of organizational fields can be very successful in forcing organizational isomorphism and integration of digitization in the library processes. The accompanying article, Part I, presents theories of social change and organizational rationality, and the social construction of technology (SCOT) as well as the methodological framework for this phenomenological study.
Type:
Journal Article (Paginated)
Language:
en
Keywords:
Digital Libraries
Local subject classification:
Library of Congress; National Digital Library Program (NDLP)- Library of Congress (1995-2000); Innovation; Digital library development; SCOT (Social Construction of Technology); Discourse analysis; Social informatics; Sociotechnical change; American Memory (LC); National libraries

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dc.contributor.authorDalbello, Marijaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2006-11-11T00:00:01Z-
dc.date.available2010-06-18T23:34:06Z-
dc.date.issued2005-10en_US
dc.date.submitted2006-11-11en_US
dc.identifier.citationA Phenomenological Study of an Emergent National Digital Library, Part II: The Narratives of Development 2005-10, 75(4):e28-e70 The Library Quarterlyen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/105771-
dc.descriptionCitation for the accompanying article: Dalbello, Marija. (2005). "A Phenomenological Study of an Emergent National Digital Library, Part I: Theory and Methodological Framework," The Library Quarterly 75 (4), pp. 391-420.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis article discusses digital library development at the Library of Congress focusing on institutional processes associated with technological innovation in the library context and key transformative event, the completion of the National Digital Library Program (NDLP) (1995-2000). Interviews with seven key participants of the program conducted in 2002 at the Library of Congress (from policy-makers to digital library developers) are interpreted here in terms of loci of control (external/internal) shaping the process of innovation and its institutionalization â the coercive and normative pressures of society, and the professional field of librarianship. The perceptions of individuals are synthesized into a realist narrative in which their voices are still recognizable. Their tales of development show that organizational change driven by external forces and involving individuals who crossed boundaries of organizational fields can be very successful in forcing organizational isomorphism and integration of digitization in the library processes. The accompanying article, Part I, presents theories of social change and organizational rationality, and the social construction of technology (SCOT) as well as the methodological framework for this phenomenological study.en_US
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dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherThe Chicago University Pressen_US
dc.subjectDigital Librariesen_US
dc.subject.otherLibrary of Congressen_US
dc.subject.otherNational Digital Library Program (NDLP)- Library of Congress (1995-2000)en_US
dc.subject.otherInnovationen_US
dc.subject.otherDigital library developmenten_US
dc.subject.otherSCOT (Social Construction of Technology)en_US
dc.subject.otherDiscourse analysisen_US
dc.subject.otherSocial informaticsen_US
dc.subject.otherSociotechnical changeen_US
dc.subject.otherAmerican Memory (LC)en_US
dc.subject.otherNational librariesen_US
dc.titleA Phenomenological Study of an Emergent National Digital Library, Part II: The Narratives of Developmenten_US
dc.typeJournal Article (Paginated)en_US
dc.identifier.journalThe Library Quarterlyen_US
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