2013 / Innovating on the collaborative: using collective data wells for social impact


2013 / Innovating on the collaborative: using collective data wells for social impact

Monday 17 June 13.30 - 15.30

Organizers and Moderators

Carsten Andersen, Director, Bibliographic Division, DBC (presenter) - Presentation

Richard Wallis, Technology Evangelist, OCLC (presenter) - Presentation

Chrystie Hill, Community Relations Director, OCLC (moderator; facilitator of interactive session) - Presentation

/From The Innovation Studio


Denmark’s national data well + web services = open metadata and functionality. Now we can build aps against these that allow us to enhance the public library ILS, share digital library collections like ebooks and audiobooks, and offer national library sites for users (PallesGavebod) or a national digital library (DDB). Link that up with OCLC’s WorldCat and you’ve got global, regional, national, and local contexts covered.

Collaborative? Check. Next? Innovation.

What should we do with this new capability? What are its practical uses and impacts for users? Will it be relevant in a rapidly changing world where the majority of users are not using library interfaces for discovery? Will it help local libraries and their resources become and remain visible?
This interactive session puts library professionals together with leaders in data, infrastructure, and webscale operations to devise innovations against the emerging infrastructure.

Location: Concert Hall, Aarhus
Members: 24
Latest Activity: Oct 21, 2014

Discussion Forum

And the winner is ...

Started by Chrystie Hill. Last reply by Martin Vellerup Jun 18, 2013. 1 Reply

All of our designs were selected by some portion of you as the favorite! I think this means that we have a strong set of designs. From what I could tell by the notes and "votes" ...- we loved the…Continue

Introduce yourself - and share why you're interested in the workshop.

Started by Chrystie Hill. Last reply by Chrystie Hill Jun 16, 2013. 2 Replies

Hello, I'm Chrystie and I'm the community relations director for OCLC. In my role I partner with private and public funders to deliver innovative programs that empower public libraries to lead their…Continue

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Comment by Chrystie Hill on June 26, 2013 at 20:29

Madeleine, thank you so much for posting this. It was great to meet you at Next Library and I hope to stay in touch. Cheers, Chrystie.

Comment by Madeleine Saunte on June 26, 2013 at 12:09

Carstens presentation of The National Data Well is now available as a link in here (see above). Sorry for the delay.  

Comment by Chrystie Hill on June 17, 2013 at 18:14

I aggregated the tweets from our session in my favorites, here: 


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