ASIS&T 2014 Annual Meeting 
Seattle, WA | October 31 - November 5, 2014

Digital Liaisons: Building Communities and Empowering Culture through Digital Libraries (SIG/AH, SIG/DL)

Michael Eisenberg1, Karen Fisher1, Holley Long2
University of Washington; 2University of Colorado Boulder, United States of America

Monday, Nov. 3, 8:30am


Definitions of digital libraries frequently include the community of users as an essential component. Indeed, information science as a discipline is grounded in theories like Human Computer Interaction and methodologies such as usability that emphasize the role of users in the information ecosystem. Given the increasingly symbiotic relationship between information technology and community, users are no longer just consumers but also partners in, and in effect co-creators of, digital libraries. In this panel, up-and-coming information professionals will explore the intersection of digital collections and services with their associated community of users while reflecting upon the mutual interplay between collections, community, and culture. The session will feature posters and lightning talks by Undergraduate and Masterís LIS students or newly minted professionals and may be theoretical in nature or report on practical applications of theory.