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Open Content: How Online Digital Libraries will Provide Access to Cultural Information in the 21st Century
David Rumsey, President, Director of Luna Imaging, Cartography Associates

Track: Keynote
Date: Friday, July 30
Time: 8:45am - 9:30am
Location: Oregon Ballroom


Access to content in the emerging digital library world can be informed and guided by principals similar to those found in the open source movement. Interoperability, distributed systems, content aggregation across multiple libraries, cross collection searching, open access via the Internet, and imaginative structures for online library architecture will help users share, learn from, and interpret cultural content in ways never before imagined. The growth of online library content will be accelerated by enabling participants, both users and contributors, to build collections of images and text collaboratively, much the way open source accelerates the evolution of software. Rumsey will illustrate his talk with examples taken from his award-winning online map library.

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