Open University Library Services are building a new preservation-quality Digital Library, the Open University Digital Library. The digital library will contain collections made up of text, images, audio, video and websites drawn from the OU’s 40 years as a distance-learning institution. Information about the new OUDL can be found on our blog at www.open.ac.uk/blogs/OUDL
We are currently investigating the skills and staff competencies needed maintain and sustain a digital library. We are seeking help from those of you who have developed archival and preservation based Digital Libraries.
We are particularly interested in examples of Digital Library staffing structures, and ask if you would be willing to share any examples of the descriptions of roles, skills and competences in your library that might be of use to us in developing our services. In return, we will share our experiences of developing our digital library with you. We will, of course, keep as confidential any information you share with us.