Collection connections: a library vignette on democratization of aquatic science knowledge
- The central theme weaving through several topics in this presentation will be connection. As the international community works toward creating better frameworks for connecting ocean science with the needs of society, there is a role for information professionals in democratizing the creation of, and access to, ocean knowledge. Since the advent of print as an information sharing medium, the creation of content and access to it have been mediated and inequitable. The arrival of the Internet has radically shifted the dynamics of information transfer by creating opportunities for anyone with access to share and receive content. In this presentation, I’ll discuss why and how I’ve moved towards a curatorial approach that reframes library collections as data. I’ll also draw connections between computationally accessible library collections, open knowledge bases like WikiData and the Global Biodiversity Information Facility, and the broader open biodiversity knowledge graph. There is a wide range of actions librarians can be engaged in to make our collections more connected, discoverable and useful. The goals of my presentation are to share examples of how one marine science library is creating collections that are open and computationally ready, and to continue to build a community of practice within the IAMSLIC community that is centered on equitable access to aquatic knowledge.
|October 18, 2022
|October 18, 2022
|October 18, 2022; October 18, 2022
|Collections as data
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- Whitmire, Amanda L. (2022). Collection connections: a library vignette on democratization of aquatic science knowledge [oral presentation]. 48th Annual Conference of the International Association of Aquatic and Marine Science Libraries and Information Centers (IAMSLIC), Montevideo, Uruguay. Stanford Digital Repository. Available at https://purl.stanford.edu/sx116tt5458. https://doi.org/10.25740/sx116tt5458.
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