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Sport History in the Digital Era$
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Gary Osmond and Murray G. Phillips

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780252038938

Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: April 2017

DOI: 10.5406/illinois/9780252038938.001.0001

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The Library’s Role in Developing Web-Based Sport History Resources

The Library’s Role in Developing Web-Based Sport History Resources

(p.35) 1 The Library’s Role in Developing Web-Based Sport History Resources
Sport History in the Digital Era

Wayne Wilson

University of Illinois Press

This chapter examines the future of sport libraries in the digital era. In the contemporary economy of networked information, libraries have become hybrid or gateway institutions that provide access to a mix of digital and paper-based sources. In many ways, sport libraries and major sport collections—such as the Australian National Sports Information Centre, the LA84 Foundation, and the International Olympic Committee's Olympic Studies Centre in Lausanne—have mirrored the functions of digitizing material, disseminating information, and promoting scholarly communications that characterize contemporary libraries. Not surprisingly, however, the digitization and dissemination of special sport collections is enmeshed with issues about ownership, public profile, and access.

Keywords:   sport libraries, digital era, sport collections, digitization, contemporary libraries

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