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The function of this assignment is to have you critically evaluate more mature digital libraries, and identify aspects of those DLs that may be applicable to our course project.
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The function of this assignment is to have you critically evaluate mature digital libraries (more mature than the one we're working on for our course project, anyway), and identify aspects of those DLs that may be applicable to our course project.
  
 
Every student must identify one digital library for discussion. This DL should be chosen with an eye to informing our course project: in selecting a DL, choose one where some aspect of it (though not necessarily all of it) may inform the development of our course project.
 
Every student must identify one digital library for discussion. This DL should be chosen with an eye to informing our course project: in selecting a DL, choose one where some aspect of it (though not necessarily all of it) may inform the development of our course project.

Revision as of 12:25, 2 January 2013

The function of this assignment is to have you critically evaluate mature digital libraries (more mature than the one we're working on for our course project, anyway), and identify aspects of those DLs that may be applicable to our course project.

Every student must identify one digital library for discussion. This DL should be chosen with an eye to informing our course project: in selecting a DL, choose one where some aspect of it (though not necessarily all of it) may inform the development of our course project.

Claim your DL on the course wiki. This is only to prevent duplication; I want everyone to bring a different DL to the table. (So there's an advantage to claiming your DL early. Not that there's any shortage of DLs out there.)

Every student must prepare a brief set of discussion points (recommendation: one side of one page, bullet items) about your chosen DL. These discussion points should highlight what aspects of your DL may inform the development of our course project. In other words, why did you choose it? What do you want your working group to get out of looking at your DL?

Working groups will discuss, in class, the DLs brought by all group members. What aspects of these DLs should inform our course DL? How can these features or services or whatever be implemented? Groups will prepare a brief set of recommendations by the end of the class session.

At the end of this class session, working groups will submit a brief report, including the following: the set of recommendations prepared by the group, and the discussion points prepared by each member of the group.


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