Library Collections 2.0: Managing Multimedia Technologies in Academic Libraries
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To support the learning and research needs of faculty and students, academic libraries are finding it increasingly important to incorporate the use of digital learning objects as educational tools in their collections. While libraries and information centers are rapidly entering the digital age with their emphasis on web 2.0, there seems to be a lag when it comes to the growth of these collections. Leaving aside the debate on physical vs. digital delivery, this proposal will address the development of a multimedia technologies collection to facilitate learning in a digital age. Drawing on the experiences the Georgia Institute of Technology's Library & information Center and Agnes Scott College's McCain Library, our presentation explores the opportunities and challenges that these multimedia technologies and educational tools bring to the academic library of the 21st century. Using our collections and libraries as models, we will contrast our experiences in order to address some of the problems, trends, and potential opportunities associated with the management, maintenance, marketing and oversight of a collection of digital learning objects.