Building a path to convergence: Planning for a 21st Century, Library, Archive, Museum and University Press.
Article by Peggy White on the TFDL Implementation Teams Planning Process which can be found in D-Space at
During the month of February and the first part of March teams have been asking our user groups a variety of questions. Questions from specific teams have been posted below under the respective team. We would welcome your responses as well. Please send your answers to the Team Chair
Collections (Helen Clarke)
- The TFDL will be the home to a great deal of content in addition to books and journals, including fine art, archives, images, data and videos. If you want to use these other types of resources, what do you think some of the major challenges will be?
- In what ways is technology being used in your discipline? Is it being used to manipulate or represent information in new ways? Is it being used to output or express scholarship in new ways? What challenges does this present you in teaching?
- In order to include digital content in your students course work what support would you need or want? What is the biggest barrier to using new forms of technology or technology/digital based content?
- Do you feel comfortable in copying information and sharing it with students and colleagues. Do you think students have a good understanding of issues surrounding copying and reuse?
- How much privacy would you be willing to give up in order to support personalizing services? For example, would you be concerned that third parties could have access to your search history?
- How do you currently manage your personal digital collection? For example, collaborative research, research data, student assignments. Is this an area of concern for you?
- If you needed to find our about resources that are not in the catalog, for example archives, special collections, museum collections here or at other institutions how do you do this?
Learning Services (Darlene Warren)
- What skills do you think are key to your students’ success in learning?
- What competencies and fluencies are key to their success after graduation?
- Do you dedicate class time to the development of those skills and competencies?
- How could the TFDL and the partnering service providers assist you in this?
- Is there any technology you wish to see implemented that is currently unavailable in the Information commons?
- Describe the learning tools that you use most often.
- What learning tools do you need and not have access to?
- What would make you come to use the new facility?
Outreach and Community Involvement (Renee Reaume)
resources does LCR have that are unique to the community, that are of value and
that are marketable?
are the goals of your organization? How could the TFDL help us achieve our
you describe your organization’s current relationship with the U of C and
specifically with LCR? Are there partnerships already? If so, what? How is that
working? Could there be enhancements or further extension?
no current partnership or use of services exists, can you tell me why you or
your organization does not use the University of Calgary library
facilities, information resources or services?
- What services or programs could LCR collaborate on with your organization? What services could LCR provide to your organization?
- Who are the primary contacts for your organization and who has the authority to make priorities and manage plans?
Research Support (John Cole)
- What resources and services are currently most important to you?
- How should the TFDL be best designed to support your research?
- What kind of research support do you expect to receive from LCR staff?
- What sort of physical or virtual presence should LCR have with your department, research group etc.
- What technology and virtual tools should LCR provide to support your research?
- What primary research materials should LCR provide?
- How would you like to see your research disseminated?
- By 2015 what are the 3 most important services to support your research that LCR should provide?
What is the Taylor Family Digital Library? This has been a common question over the last few months. I hope the following document will answer some of your questions. Introducing the Taylor Family Digital Library
Your input is important. Throughout the next six months I will be updating the General Information page and posting documents as they are completed. As you read these documents or think of things that you think would be of interest to the teams, please send your comments and suggestions to the Team Chairs or to Peggy White, Director of Implementation Planning.
Helen Clarke - Collections
Darlene Warren - Learning Services
Mary Westell - Media Technology
Shawna Sadler - Media Technology
Renee Reaume - Outreach and Community Involvement
John Cole - Research Support Services
Justine Wheeler Staffing