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Title:"Sometimes I believe as many as six impossible things before breakfast": Outsider naïveté as an asset in the initiation of massive-scale book provision efforts
Author(s):Jones, Elisabeth A.
Subject(s):libraries
digital libraries
mass digitization
access to information
information services
qualitative data analysis
paradigm shifts
Abstract:Based on preliminary analysis of archival and interview data collected for a larger research project, this paper explores the role of naïveté regarding existing library practice in initiating four massive-scale public book provision efforts: the Boston Public Library, the Carnegie library program, the Google Books Library Project, and the Open Content Alliance. Based on these case examples, it is suggested that such naïveté can be a useful facilitator in the initial phases of such projects – and can sometimes make the difference between their materializing and not materializing – but that in order to succeed, these efforts must eventually draw in others with substantial domain expertise and/or ingenuity.
Issue Date:2013-02
Publisher:iSchools
Citation Info:Jones, E. A. (2013). “Sometimes I believe as many as six impossible things before breakfast:” Outsider naïveté as an asset in the initiation of massive-scale book provision efforts. iConference 2013 Proceedings (pp. 509-513). doi:10.9776/13265
Genre:Conference Paper / Presentation
Type:Text
Language:English
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/39356
DOI:10.9776/13265
Publication Status:published or submitted for publication
Peer Reviewed:is peer reviewed
Rights Information:Copyright © 2013 is held by the authors. Copyright permissions, when appropriate, must be obtained directly from the authors.
Date Available in IDEALS:2013-01-30


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