Session Title

The Initiative for Digital IDEAS (Innovations in Digital Expression, Access and Scholarship) at Cal Poly

Location

KIPJ EF

Session Type

Concurrent Session

Start Date

28-4-2016 1:00 PM

End Date

28-4-2016 1:45 PM

Keywords

digital strategies, innovation

Abstract

A symposium focused on digital initiatives raises two important questions: in this decade of the 21st century, is any library "digital"? or is every library "digital"? In some ways libraries are working within the mental maps of the analog, serial world, creating digital surrogates of analog experiences; but we are beginning to realize the networked, emergent, and even highly personal affordances of the digital world that make it more, not less, human. The merging and mixing of digital, pre-digital (analog), and post-digital in today's libraries makes it important to pause and take a fresh look at what we are focused on: the digits? the people? the process? These issues are explored through the processes of digital library innovation undertaken at a public polytechnic - one with a fierce commitment to hands-on, personalized learning, featuring a creative student culture that eagerly spans disciplines and wants to do, make, and change the world. Cal Poly's Kennedy Library began a three-year sprint in 2012 to systematically integrate digital technologies with all our core programs. This presentation provides a look at our process, what worked and what didn't, and also outlines our plan for the next three years. This next phase of our Initiative for Digital IDEAS () will embed library services more deeply in the life of the campus through collaborations that enhance research, collaboration, and learning, creating a fully hybrid, more fully networked, immersive digital and human environment.

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Apr 28th, 1:00 PM Apr 28th, 1:45 PM

The Initiative for Digital IDEAS (Innovations in Digital Expression, Access and Scholarship) at Cal Poly

KIPJ EF

A symposium focused on digital initiatives raises two important questions: in this decade of the 21st century, is any library "digital"? or is every library "digital"? In some ways libraries are working within the mental maps of the analog, serial world, creating digital surrogates of analog experiences; but we are beginning to realize the networked, emergent, and even highly personal affordances of the digital world that make it more, not less, human. The merging and mixing of digital, pre-digital (analog), and post-digital in today's libraries makes it important to pause and take a fresh look at what we are focused on: the digits? the people? the process? These issues are explored through the processes of digital library innovation undertaken at a public polytechnic - one with a fierce commitment to hands-on, personalized learning, featuring a creative student culture that eagerly spans disciplines and wants to do, make, and change the world. Cal Poly's Kennedy Library began a three-year sprint in 2012 to systematically integrate digital technologies with all our core programs. This presentation provides a look at our process, what worked and what didn't, and also outlines our plan for the next three years. This next phase of our Initiative for Digital IDEAS () will embed library services more deeply in the life of the campus through collaborations that enhance research, collaboration, and learning, creating a fully hybrid, more fully networked, immersive digital and human environment.