Joint Conference on Digital Libraries

The ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries is a major international forum focusing on digital libraries and associated technical, practical, organizational, and social issues. JCDL encompasses the many meanings of the term "digital libraries", including (but not limited to) new forms of information institutions and organizations; operational information systems with all manner of digital content; new means of selecting, collecting, organizing, distributing, and accessing digital content; theoretical models of information media, including document genres and electronic publishing; and theory and practice of use of managed content in science and education.

The theme for JCDL 2011 is "Digital Libraries: Bringing Together Scholars, Scholarship and Research Data", in recognition of the changes the digital age is now bringing to scholarship, broadly writ. Publishing models are changing, along with the breadth of digital material that must be managed coherently in the context of users forcing the move from information silos to a landscape of interconnected systems supporting scholarship for both research and education. Additionally in a number of disciplines we are seeing funding agency directives to include with primary scholarship those materials on which the scholarship is based such as data sets both in the sciences and humanities. Further, we are seeing more focus on requirements for managing data for use in the future by other scholars.

Session: Building Library/Data Repositories with Islandora

Monday, June 13th | Afternoon | Donald Moses & Kirsta Stapelfeldt

This tutorial will provide a detailed overview of the open source Islandora framework, a general digital asset management system optimized for digital library and research data collections. Islandora combines Drupal and Fedora, creating a best-­practice system for libraries and research-intensive institutions. Examples of rich digital library collections using a wide range of asset types and metadata will be showcased, as will research data repositories for stewarding a wide range of research data. The research examples include Virtual Research Environments, which are collaborative websites for distributed research communities.