Posts Tagged e-library
The present digital revolution is transforming the functionality of the book. When Harry Potter was first released e-books were a dream. It took wizards to configure and warlocks to navigate licensing fees to borrow or purchase a book. Now JK Rowling is expanding on the Harry Potter brand with a new interactive web site called “Pottermore. ” It will offer new ways to explore reading:
• It will be a unique online experience based on the Harry Potter books.
• Fans will be able to share, participate in and rediscover Harry Potter books
• You will be able to purchase Digital Audio Books
• You will be able to purchase Harry Potter e-books.
In the Journal Science (17 December 2010: Vol. 330 no. 6011 p. 1600), a published study illustrated the Digital Library and its power. The article illustrates that E-resources and historical datasets can be used for sociological study. It were made possible by Google Doc’s and Harvard researchers. Together they “made it possible to rigorously study the evolution of culture on a grand scale.”
Digital collaboration is a very important aspect of the learning environment. In the future, more and more work will be online and at the library. This type of learning will be like a perpetual kindergarten, requiring users to constantly learn how to master IT technologies.
Edutopia’s academics discuss the importance of technology in the learning environment and we agree its important for libraries to consider. Over the years, our library programming has expanded from building programs to e-Campus and e-Library development. For NATO we developed a Digital Asset Management plan that focused on e-learning and discovery.
Take a look at the Online Learning Web Site. EBSS developed this web site for librarians who are considering library and IT development. There are tools that can be used as low cost solutions for the special library.
Your not alone in the development of your special library. E-library development can be harnessed for success…go for it!!