Associate Vice Provost for Scholarly Information
University of California
Director of Technology
California Digital Library
The launch this spring of its digital archival repository pushes the California Digital Library (CDL) further toward a new library service model and toward the fundamental re-engineering of its underlying technology. The presentation reveals these changes, the rationale behind them, and the comprehensively re-engineered technologies that underpin them, and it will do so with reference to specific new services that include digital preservation, publishing support, and so-called “site building.” The presentation aims to solicit community feedback and critical commentary that will help assess the generalizability of our approach, its longer-term viability, and the potential for its use with other solutions.
At its inception, the CDL focused on the delivery of bibliographic and content services directly to individual end users. Today, it places a far stronger emphasis on services that enable and empower libraries and other information organizations to build and maintain the high-quality online services that meet their local users’ very particular needs.
Digital Library Building Blocks (MS Word File)