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Presentation
Forward to Libraries: Experiences connecting digital libraries, local libraries, and Wikipedia
Digital Library Federation Forum (2013)
  • John Mark Ockerbloom, University of Pennsylvania
Abstract

The Forward to Libraries service invites users researching a topic, author, or work online to discover related resources in local libraries, or other digital libraries and websites. It can take users to their favorite library’s relevant offerings in a single click. In this session, I will describe ontological, technological, and cultural challenges I dealt with in implementing the service on The Online Books Page and Wikipedia, and how adoption has spread since its initial introduction. I also discuss how we can better connect our libraries, and attract inquisitive users to relevant resources in our collections.

Keywords
  • Libraries,
  • Wikipedia,
  • catalogs,
  • open data,
  • local libraries,
  • discovery
Publication Date
November 5, 2013
Citation Information
John Mark Ockerbloom. "Forward to Libraries: Experiences connecting digital libraries, local libraries, and Wikipedia" Digital Library Federation Forum (2013)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/john_mark_ockerbloom/16/