Innovative Tools for Access:Enhancing Digital Collections With Emerging Technologies               CAROLYN F. RUNYON      ...
Revision of Web InterfaceOld Interface             New Interface
WorkingGroupRequestsPromote CollectionBrowsing OptionsImprove WebsiteNavigationProvide AdditionalSearch Options
WorkingGroupRequestsAdvertise New andExternally FundedCollectionsEnhance Marketing andBranding Strategies
Survey ofOther DigitalLibrariescooliris InteractiveMedia ViewerAddThis SocialBookmarking Tool
2008-2009 Academic YearDMR Websiteand Visitor             95.35 % of site visitors in had 940px+ screen                   ...
AnecdotalEvidenceBrief CollectionDescriptions on BrowsePages
FutureImprovementsLatest Additions RSSFeedDigital MediaRepository ResearcherSurvey
Implementation ofEmerging Technologies EXISTING LOCAL CUSTOMIZATIONS      NEW CUSTOMIZATIONS     WEB 2.0 TECHNOLOGIES
Technologies Already in Place“Keepers” integrated into the new interface: User Friendly Viewers/Players   Zoomify   Embedd...
User Friendly Viewers/PlayersCONTENTdm out of the box Images: Toolbars not easy to zoom and pan Audio/Video: “Access this ...
User Friendly Viewers/PlayersZoomify Easy access button in the toolbar View, zoom, and pan efficiently Ability to save and...
ZoomifyExampleOstland Atlas Map 04:Geological MapOstland Atlas andStatistical ReportCollection
User Friendly Viewers/PlayersEmbedded Media Players Allowing audio and video to play in-line No confusing links to follow ...
EmbeddedPlayer Example:AudioMcKeighen, Charlie(Audio Interviewand Transcript)Middletown OralHistories Collection
EmbeddedPlayer Example:VideoAlverson, WilliamDavid (VideoInterview andTranscript)376th HeavyBombardmentGroup OralHistories...
Specialized Content: Google MapsGoogle Maps Using My Maps function In collaboration with University Libraries’ GIS Special...
Google MapsExampleMuncie, Ind.Sanborn Map, 1911,Sheet 54Muncie SanbornFire InsuranceMaps
Local PPT GeneratorNo plug in neededMac compatibleOpen XML basedAllows authentication forlicensed imagesLets users choosem...
Web 2.0 TechnologiesAddThis Social          Digital Media RepositoryBookmarking Tool        Blogcooliris 3D WallFlickr Pho...
Metadata in Collaboration     METADATA REPURPOSING  REVISING PRACTICES FOR ACCESS   ENHANCING EXISTING RECORDS
Repurposing Metadata                                     Microsoft SurfaceSecond Life Exhibits                            ...
Repurposing Metadata    Mobile DMR
Revising Practices for AccessEstablishment of the Digital Access ManagementTask ForceCollaborating to set metadata standar...
Enhancing Existing RecordsMaking the most of faceted search with nicknamestandardizationCreating a preferred order of fiel...
Implementation of Emerging Tech and    Improved Interface = CollaborationArchivistsMetadata & Digital Initiatives Libraria...
Contact UsDigital Media Repository available fromhttp://libx.bsu.edu/Amanda Hurfordaahurford@bsu.eduCarolyn Runyoncfrunyon...
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Carolyn F. Runyon, Amanda A. Hurford, Ball State University

Presented at the 2010 Electronic Resources & Libraries Conference.

Abstract: Implementation of emerging technologies and interactive use interfaces generates digital collections that appeal to increasingly technologically savvy researchers. This presentation will present an overview of emergin technologies incorporated in Ball State University Libraries digital collections.

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Innovative Tools for Access: Enhancing Digital Collections with Emerging Technologies - Carolyn F. Runyon, Amanda A. Hurford

  1. 1. Innovative Tools for Access:Enhancing Digital Collections With Emerging Technologies CAROLYN F. RUNYON AMANDA A. HURFORD BALL STATE UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES ELECTRONIC RESOURCES & LIBRARIES FEBRUARY 1, 2010
  2. 2. Revision of Web InterfaceOld Interface New Interface
  3. 3. WorkingGroupRequestsPromote CollectionBrowsing OptionsImprove WebsiteNavigationProvide AdditionalSearch Options
  4. 4. WorkingGroupRequestsAdvertise New andExternally FundedCollectionsEnhance Marketing andBranding Strategies
  5. 5. Survey ofOther DigitalLibrariescooliris InteractiveMedia ViewerAddThis SocialBookmarking Tool
  6. 6. 2008-2009 Academic YearDMR Websiteand Visitor 95.35 % of site visitors in had 940px+ screen resolutions.Statistics 95.51% of site visitors accessed the DMR withScreen Resolutions java-enabled browsers.Java Enabled Browsers 100% of site visitors had some version of flashFlash Versions installed Browsing PreferencesTop Content 85%, A-Z List of Collections TitlesReferral Sites 10%, Subject and/or Location 3%, Format 2%, Department Facebook was the 7th most popular referral site. AddThis bookmarking tool may boost referrals from social networking sites.
  7. 7. AnecdotalEvidenceBrief CollectionDescriptions on BrowsePages
  8. 8. FutureImprovementsLatest Additions RSSFeedDigital MediaRepository ResearcherSurvey
  9. 9. Implementation ofEmerging Technologies EXISTING LOCAL CUSTOMIZATIONS NEW CUSTOMIZATIONS WEB 2.0 TECHNOLOGIES
  10. 10. Technologies Already in Place“Keepers” integrated into the new interface: User Friendly Viewers/Players Zoomify Embedded Media Specialized Content: Google Maps Local PPT Generator
  11. 11. User Friendly Viewers/PlayersCONTENTdm out of the box Images: Toolbars not easy to zoom and pan Audio/Video: “Access this item” involves an extra step to access multimedia filesImprovements Needed = Local Customizations
  12. 12. User Friendly Viewers/PlayersZoomify Easy access button in the toolbar View, zoom, and pan efficiently Ability to save and print zoomed portion Original viewer still intact
  13. 13. ZoomifyExampleOstland Atlas Map 04:Geological MapOstland Atlas andStatistical ReportCollection
  14. 14. User Friendly Viewers/PlayersEmbedded Media Players Allowing audio and video to play in-line No confusing links to follow Media and transcript available simultaneously
  15. 15. EmbeddedPlayer Example:AudioMcKeighen, Charlie(Audio Interviewand Transcript)Middletown OralHistories Collection
  16. 16. EmbeddedPlayer Example:VideoAlverson, WilliamDavid (VideoInterview andTranscript)376th HeavyBombardmentGroup OralHistories Collection
  17. 17. Specialized Content: Google MapsGoogle Maps Using My Maps function In collaboration with University Libraries’ GIS Specialist Gives a collection spatial context Smarter than simple browsing New ways to enter the collection
  18. 18. Google MapsExampleMuncie, Ind.Sanborn Map, 1911,Sheet 54Muncie SanbornFire InsuranceMaps
  19. 19. Local PPT GeneratorNo plug in neededMac compatibleOpen XML basedAllows authentication forlicensed imagesLets users choosemetadata fields to importlike CDM versionLink valid for 24 hours
  20. 20. Web 2.0 TechnologiesAddThis Social Digital Media RepositoryBookmarking Tool Blogcooliris 3D WallFlickr Photostream
  21. 21. Metadata in Collaboration METADATA REPURPOSING REVISING PRACTICES FOR ACCESS ENHANCING EXISTING RECORDS
  22. 22. Repurposing Metadata Microsoft SurfaceSecond Life Exhibits Applications Middletown Studies Collection and Ball State University Campus Archives Photographs Ball State University Museum of Charles E. Bracker Orchid Art Gallery Photographs
  23. 23. Repurposing Metadata Mobile DMR
  24. 24. Revising Practices for AccessEstablishment of the Digital Access ManagementTask ForceCollaborating to set metadata standardsEvaluating methods from several points of view Users/Researchers Data Portals Archivists Metadata LibrariansEstablishment of Cardinal Core local metadatastandards
  25. 25. Enhancing Existing RecordsMaking the most of faceted search with nicknamestandardizationCreating a preferred order of fieldsSubject conformityName conformityAddition of fieldsPlanning for new collections - Still Images Database Promotes a collaborative and efficient workflow
  26. 26. Implementation of Emerging Tech and Improved Interface = CollaborationArchivistsMetadata & Digital Initiatives LibrariansLibrary & Information Technology CONTENTdm Administrator Web Developer ProgrammersGIS SpecialistPublic Service LibrariansUniversity TeleplexInstitute for Digital Intermedia Arts and AnimationUniversity Computing ServicesDepartment of Computer Science
  27. 27. Contact UsDigital Media Repository available fromhttp://libx.bsu.edu/Amanda Hurfordaahurford@bsu.eduCarolyn Runyoncfrunyon@bsu.edu

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