A Case Study of the Librarian-Initiated Publications Discovery Activities in the State Level Digital Depositories in the United States

Lin, Chi-Shiou A Case Study of the Librarian-Initiated Publications Discovery Activities in the State Level Digital Depositories in the United States. Journal of Library and Information Studies, 2008, vol. 6, n. 1/2, pp. 83-109. [Journal article (Paginated)]

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English abstract

This article describes the novel phenomenon of librarian-initiated publications discovery (LIPD) in state-level digital depositories in the United States. LIPD is a series of actions taken by digital depository librarians to discover and inspect government Web sites and select Web content qualifying as government publications for inclusion in the state depositories. In a current popular model in which states employ OCLC Digital Archive™ for the depositories, the power of content selection has shifted from government agencies (content producers) to digital depositories. This study systematically documented and compared the LIPD actions in four case states and developed a LIPD process model for descriptive and analytic purposes. It also discusses the impacts and challenges facing the changing practices in preserving government information as historical record.

Chinese abstract

本文以個案研究與紮根研究法探索美國州級數位寄存館員如何在政府機關網站中蒐訪、選擇、並擷取網路資訊內容,供寄存系統作永久典藏。在某些政府資訊數位典藏模式中,選擇資訊以保留公共記憶的權力已逐漸由政府資訊生產者移轉至數位寄存館員,以OCLC Digital Archive™ 系統為基礎的州級數位寄存即為此類模式代表。本文於2006-2007年對四個使用上述系統的州級數位寄存系統進行實證研究,旨在了解數位寄存館員進行自發性網路出版品蒐訪的工作程序及行動策略。本文首先描述個案實際執行蒐訪的方式,基於實證現象,本文提出一數位寄存的蒐訪行動歷程模式,並探討這類自發性蒐訪行動與寄存工作制度變遷對館藏發展及社會歷史紀錄的影響。

Item type: Journal article (Paginated)
Keywords: Digital repositories Electronic government information Web-based government information Digital preservation Collection development
Subjects: J. Technical services in libraries, archives, museum. > JA. Acquisitions.
D. Libraries as physical collections. > DZ. None of these, but in this section.
H. Information sources, supports, channels. > HS. Repositories.
J. Technical services in libraries, archives, museum. > JH. Digital preservation.
B. Information use and sociology of information > BZ. None of these, but in this section.
Depositing user: Chi-Shiou Lin
Date deposited: 28 Sep 2010
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:16
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10760/14560

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