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2009 Awards for Excellence

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Article Type: 2009 Awards for Excellence From: Library Hi Tech, Volume 27, Issue 4

The following article was selected for this year's Outstanding Paper Award for Library Hi Tech

"Modeling the digital content landscape in universities''

Paul Conway
School of Information, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA

Purpose – Digital content is a common denominator that underlies all discussions on scholarly communication, digital preservation, and asset management. This past decade has seen a distinctive evolution in thinking among stakeholders on how to assemble, care for, deliver, and ultimately preserve digital resources in a college and university environment. At first, institutional repositories promised both a technical infrastructure and a policy framework for the active management of scholarly publications. Now other approaches that take a broader view of digital content hold sway, the result being confusion rather than clarity about where digital content originates, who the stakeholders are, and how to establish and adjust asset management priorities. This article seeks to present a model for plotting the range of digital content that might be amenable to management as digital assets in higher education.
– The article reviews differing perspectives on digital content, outlines a generalized model, and suggests how the model could be used for examining the distribution of campus digital assets and fostering dialog on management priorities across stakeholder communities.
– A multivariate model of digital content provides a rich framework for analyzing asset management priorities in a university setting. The model should be applied and tested in a variety of university settings.
Practical implications
– The model is a tool for establishing asset management priorities across campus units that produce digital content.
– The paper offers an original model for evaluating the asset values of digital content produced or acquired in a university context.
Assets management, Content management, Digital libraries, Digital storage

This article originally appeared in Volume 26 Number 3, 2008, pp. 342-54, Library Hi Tech

The following articles were selected for this year's Highly Commended Award

``OPAC integration in the era of mass digitization: the MBooks experience

Christina Kelleher Powell

This article originally appeared in Volume 26 Number 1, 2008, Library Hi Tech

``Building participative library services: the impact of social software use in public libraries''

Louise L. Rutherford

This article originally appeared in Volume 26 Number 3, 2008, Library Hi Tech