IASI 2011: Morning Session Day 2

The first presentation of Day 2 at IASI was given by Jurgen Schiffer of Die Deutsche Sporthochschule Köln.

His presentation can be found here VIFA_June2011

The University hosts the largest sports library in the world. It provides a service to the whole of the country.

Jurgen discussed the development of the Virtuellen Fachbibliothek Sportwissenschaft ( ViFa Sport) under a single universal resource locator (url).

Jurgen then presented some of the functionality of ViFa.

He demonstrated the search capabilities built into ViFa.

He noted too the opportunities for international cooperation and the development of an international portal. These opportunities provided a stimulus to extensive discussion after Jurgen’s presentation.

Riku Valleala made an excellent impromptu presentation on National Sports Research Database in Finland.

Sharing in Sport

I attended the IASI World Congress earlier this year (March 2009). My presentation to the Congress was recorded. Although I do try to link to other people’s presentations in this talk and address members of the audience I do hope this video gives a feel for how my ideas about sharing in sport are developing and how they form the basis of my response to the David Crawford report and my fascination with Public Sphere.

This is the SlideShare presentation that I used at the presentation.

World Digital Library

It has taken me some time to catch up with developments at the World Digital Library (WDL). I missed this blog post from Lucinda Byatt‘s World of Words but did visit the WDL website.

From the WDL website:

The World Digital Library will launch on April 21, 2009. … and will make available on the Internet, free of charge and in multilingual format, significant primary materials from cultures around the world, including manuscripts, maps, rare books, musical scores, recordings, films, prints, photographs, architectural drawings, and other significant cultural materials. The objectives of the World Digital Library are to promote international and inter-cultural understanding and awareness, provide resources to educators, expand non-English and non-Western content on the Internet, and to contribute to scholarly research.

I used Vodpod to import a WDL introduction video:

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more about “World Digital Library“, posted with vodpod