We're in the very early stages of devising, in partnership with Peter Brantley and the Digital Library Federation, what could become a major initiative around the question of mass digitization. It's called "The Really Modern Library."Over the next 30 days, they will be holding invitation-only brainstorming sessions in Los Angeles, London and New York. Their goal is "to shed light on the big questions about future accessibility and usability of analog culture in a digital, networked world." Many questions are posed in the blog post, including those that will be discussed during the brainstorming sessions. Several of the general questions are:
- How might we bring the records of our culture with us in ways that respect the originals but also take advantage of new media technologies to enhance and reinvent them?
- How does the digital network change our relationship with analog objects?
- What does it mean for readers/researchers/learners to be in direct communication in and around pieces of media?
- What should be the *social* architecture of a really modern library?
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