Today I interviewed Barbara Lewis, the Coordinator for Digital Collections, at the USF library in Tampa. If there was ever an ideal image of the tech-savy, fearless librarian, she would be it.
The field of digital collections at an academic library could be the model for how public libraries can transition into the digital age. Most of the major issues with modernization, DRM, digital media, and access have been addressed by those who work in this field.
One of the most interesting features of Digital Collections is the Online Exhibitions, a nearly seamless and intergrated display of mixed media and interdisciplinary work.