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    Reflections on the First Anniversary of our Digital Strategy: A Conversation with University Librarian Susan Gibbons

Time flies. It is one year since Susan Gibbons announced a digital strategy for Yale University Library, addressing issues of policy and governance, technical infrastructure, and metadata standards. There's a lot more to digitization than meets the eye, such as the need for digital preservation and the navigation of legal issues. Susan Gibbons, the University Librarian, recently had a conversation with Elizabeth Beaudin, Director of Digital Initiatives, about this first year.


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...that in July librarians held an Agile sprint to produce defining discovery metadata elements for digital collections. (See the February newsletter for more on Agile.) These newly defined elements will be used as facets to help patrons navigate through search results. For example, discovery facets can help a patron limit the search results by language, date, or subject.

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