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Toolkit Module 3: Managing Digitization Projects
Meet the Presenter: Rhonda Jones, Ph.D.
Phone number: 336-334-5304
– UNC Greensboro uses ‘gateway’
– Gateway is a new collaborative digital collections platforms that are hosted by the UNC Greensboro universities Libraries, but the content is generated by institutions and individuals all over the region.
UNC Greensboro University Libraries: https://library.uncg.edu
– N.C Runaway Slave Advertisements:
– Pride of the community:
– Well Crafted NC: promotes NC craft breweries and their history:
– Junior League of Greensboro collection:
– Women’s History collections:
– Performing Arts Collections:
– HBCU- Historically Black Colleges and University
– GLAM- Gallery, Library, Archive & Museum Alliances
The endangered archives programme (EAP): facilitates the digitization of archives around the world that are in danger of deconstruction, neglect or physical deterioration.
– Link: https://eap.bl.uk/
Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH):
– Link: https://mith.umd.edu
Digital History: A guide to gathering, preserving, and presenting the past on the web
– Link: https://chnm.gmu.edu/digitalhistory/
Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media:
– Link: https://rrchnm.org
American Folk Art Museum Archives:
– Link: https://folkartmuseum.org/resources/library-archives/
The Charles B. and Janice M. Rosenak Collection: – Link:https://folkartmuseum.libraryhost.com/resources/the_charles_b_and_janice_m_rosenak_collection
The Johnson publishing collection:
– Link: https://news.artnet.com/art-world/getty-wins-jet-ebony-archives-auction-1606687
Smithsonian open access:
– Link: https://www.si.edu/openaccess
Understanding the Why & For Whom?
Questions to Consider:
– Uniqueness of materials?
– Does it support research or instruction?
– Does it fit into your organization’s mission and strategic plan?
– Conditions for digitization-is there a preservation need?
– Are there legal/ethical issues (copyright, privacy, & culturally sensitive)
– Is it feasible? Do you have the right equipment? What about storage? What format should we use?
– Is there adequate and available funding? Infrastructure? Space? Staffing?
Motives & Rationale:
– The forms of digital documentation range from the simple scanning of an image, processing of a text, to highly sophisticated visualization. Databases that are accessible through the internet are the most common.
Adapted to users’ education and research needs digitization projects seek to do the following:
1. Serves and facilitates education & research
2. Enhances the accessibility of the general public to cultural heritage
3. Democratizes culture by decreasing of social, cultural, and geographic boundaries
4. Revolutionize visitor experience
5. Improves administration
– Transforms the practice of research, learning, curating, and engagement
– Collections management
– Outreach and engagement
6. Creates, real-time virtual object manipulation and group interactivity for multimedia retrieval, virtual galleries or audio-visual distribution.
7. Adds value to collections and associated services of archives, libraries, museums, and creative arts organizations.
Digitization can be an effective tool for storytelling & communicating your programs by offering high quality digital content for lasting value:
– Digital copies are nearly indestructible, guarantee undiminished quality
– Collections can be shared, exchanged, transferred quickly and safety and stored in small space
– Limits the exposure of hidden, inaccessible, sensitive or damaged items.
– Creates rich representations such as 3-D visualization
– Digital products could generate untapped revenue through ticketing, ecommerce, ebooks, virtual tours, etc.
– Public outreach, publicity & marketing could fuel tourism industry
Using multimedia to interlink rich linear and nonlinear materials to hear multiple voices:
– Open and shareable
– Sustainable and scalable
– Audience centered
– Evaluated and enhanced
– Distributed across multiple platforms
Project Planning & Activities:
– Training, policies, software and hardware tools, recruitment, induction, professional development and performance management.
– Depending on the size of the institution, staff members may fill multiple roles.
Metadata Collection, Creation, and Management:
– How to detect Facebook Metadata Link: https://medium.com/mindorks/reading-metadate-from-imas-cbcdb0be6573
Metadata encoding and transmission standard:
Capture your Collections 2012 Link: https://www.canada.ca/en/heritage-information-network/services/digitization/capture-collections-small-museum.html
Open-source content management systems:
– Murkutu CMS- allows indigenous communities to manage and share digital cultural heritage: https://mukurtu.org
– Omeka.net- free exhibition tool, hosted by the Corporation for Digital Scholarship with a limited number of plugins: https://www.omeka.net
– Reclaim Hosting- Provides institutions and educators with an easy way to offer their students domains and web hosting that they own and control: https://reclaimhosting.com
– Scalar: Free and hosted by the University of Southern California: https://scalar.me/anvc/
– Storymap JS: plot images and other media on a map, with contextual information: https://storymap.knightlab.com
– Timeline JS: makes interactive timelines that can be embedded in a variety of sites and platforms: https://timeline.knightlab.com
Digitization Cost Calculator: https://dashboard.diglib.org
List of Resources:
Federal Agencies Digitization Guidelines Initiative (FADGI):
– Link: http://www.digitizationguidelines.gov
National Archives Records Administration (NARA):
– Link: https://www.archives.gov/digitization
Library of Congress Digital Preservation:
– Link: https://www.loc.gov/preservation/digital/
Canadian Heritage Information Network (CHIN):
– Link: https://www.canada.ca/en/heritage-information-network/services/digitization/capture-collections-small-museum.html#3_a4
Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR):
– Link: https://www.clir.org
Digital Library Federation (DLF):
– Link: https://www.diglib.org
Still Image Working Group Technical Guidelines for Digitization Cultural Heritage Materials:
– Link: http://www.digitizationguidelines.gov/guidelines/digitize-technical.html
Sustainable Heritage Network:
– Link: https://sustainableheritagenetwork.org
Islandora: free open-source software framework designed to help institutions and organizations:
– Link: https://www.islandora.ca
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