Leading in the Digital World
The Council of Canadian Academies has released Leading in the Digital World: Opportunities for Canada’s Memory Institutions.
The report examines the challenges libraries, archives, museums and other cultural institutions face as they acquire, preserve and access historical materials in the evolving digital environment of today’s world.
The report is the result of a multidisciplinary expert panel that includes Slavko Manojlovich, Memorial University Libraries’ associate university librarian of information technology, as well as experts in digital humanities, copyright law, new media, history and library and archive science.
“It is an honour to be asked to be part of such an esteemed panel,” said Mr. Manojlovich. Perhaps most importantly, it is crucial we work together to adjust to this period of intense technological change and find solutions quickly.”
The expert panel’s report surveys the challenges faced by today’s memory institutions, from technological change to shifting public expectations. It also discusses opportunities to help institutions navigate this period of change, including those related to enhanced public participation and those that can be realized through collaboration with other organizations. The report provides a sampling of national and international success stories that will support leaders as they strive to safeguard Canada’s past.
“Memorial University Libraries is pleased to share our expertise in digital preservation with our collaborators across the country,” said Lorraine Busby, university librarian, Memorial University. "I am certain that Mr. Manojlovich’s knowledge and extensive experience were a significant contribution to the report’s findings.”
The full report is available for download here.
This story also appears in MUN Today.