I should add that one of the major reasons why they are wanting to
particularly work with us now, and why they are doing these mini focus
groups to ask about different types of audience is that they are just
starting a MAJOR digitisation program -
is great news for people like us :-)
Peace, love & metadata
On 25 February 2013 08:08, Liam Wyatt <liamwy...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Dear Australian lists, and Cultural partnerships list,
> I've been invited to give a presentation to the staff of the State Library
> of NSW next month, as part of a series of presentations to the
> (relatively) senior staff by different "key audience groups" about how that
> group uses the library services. It's a bit like a one-man focus group. For
> those not from Australia - this is the country's oldest public library and
> has an unrivalled collection of original materials about the early history
> of the country. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SLNSW They also are
> starting to get very active in Wikipedia themselves:
> I have been asked to talk about how the "typical Wikimedian" would use
> their services and how it could be improved. Whatever the "typical"
> wikimedian is...
> 1) I would appreciate if anyone could send me through any thoughts that
> they already have about using the State Library of NSW (online or
> offline) and I will convey them.
> 2) I would very much appreciate "user
> about what YOU, as a Wikimedian, do with YOUR library - and how YOUR
> library makes this easy/hard.
> 3) Equally, if you want to have a play with their website, and send me
> your thoughts, here it is:
> Main page: http://www.sl.nsw.gov.au/
> Manuscripts and images catalogue: http://acms.sl.nsw.gov.au/search/
> [book] catalogue here: http://library.sl.nsw.gov.au/search/
> Personally, my initial thoughts are to talk about things like:
> - image licensing and access policies/fees (copyright etc.)
> - difficulty of citation of original materials (do I use the 'digital
> order number', the 'call number', the URL etc?)
> But I'm very very interested in hearing what YOU do and what YOU would
> like to see from a major library, in the idea world, about how they could
> serve us as an audience.
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