This webinar is useful for librarians who are interested in purchasing archives to complete their collection.
About this webinar
Students expect everything they need for their schoolwork to be available digitally. While this expectation has often been criticized, faculty and researchers are also seeing the benefits of large-scale digitization programs in the research and education efforts, particularly in terms of access to and discoverability of primary sources.
David Shankland, Director, Royal Anthropological Institute and Ray Abruzzi, Program Director, Wiley Digital Archives, will speak about the impact of digitization efforts on education and research, and how universities and libraries can position their institutions for leadership roles in this ever-growing landscape.
- Digitization of primary sources creates new pathways for increased access and positively impacts the discoverability and connections within and across archival collections
- Relevance of content to faculty research can be impacted by the ease of access, not simply by the subject matter
- Acquisition of unique primary source collections raise the profile and relevance of the library with faculties by providing content which facilitates scholarly publishing