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DIGITAL DELICACIES University of Auckland General Staff Conference 2001 Rose Holley Digital Projects Librarian Networked I...
Can we have our cake and eat it ?
Overview <ul><li>What is digitisation? </li></ul><ul><li>Why and how is it done? </li></ul><ul><li>Digital Delicacies from...
What is Digitisation ? <ul><li>Converting a physical item into digital formats. </li></ul><ul><li>Digital Formats = </li><...
Why Digitise ? <ul><li>Increases access to items </li></ul><ul><li>Items can be searched/manipulated in a new way </li></u...
What sort of items ? <ul><li>Books </li></ul><ul><li>Old manuscripts </li></ul><ul><li>Newspapers </li></ul><ul><li>Maps <...
How do we bake the digital  delicacies ? <ul><li>Many cooks </li></ul><ul><li>Good Ingredients </li></ul><ul><li>Tools and...
Cooks <ul><li>Project Manager </li></ul><ul><li>Digital Specialists </li></ul><ul><li>Software Developers </li></ul><ul><l...
Ingredients <ul><li>Appropriate Materials  Money </li></ul>
Tools and Expertise <ul><li>Digital Tools – Metadata </li></ul><ul><li>Digital Standards – Image Quality </li></ul><ul><li...
Time <ul><li>Never under estimate the time involved……… </li></ul><ul><li>for preparation, cooking and eating  </li></ul>
Recipe for Success…….  <ul><li>Dedication </li></ul><ul><li>Flexibility </li></ul><ul><li>Clear objective </li></ul><ul><l...
Rose says…….. <ul><li>“Digitisation is a challenge.  It opens the door to new technologies and new techniques of informati...
Or to put it another way: <ul><li>“It’s difficult but worth it!” </li></ul>
… yes we can have our cake and eat it ….enjoy the picnic!
Digital Picnic <ul><li>Significant collections from: </li></ul><ul><li>USA </li></ul><ul><li>Australia </li></ul><ul><li>S...
University of Auckland Projects <ul><li>ExamBase </li></ul><ul><li>NZ Electronic Poetry  Centre </li></ul><ul><li>Art Hist...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Overview <ul><li>What is digitisation? </li></ul><ul><li>Why and how is it done? </li></ul><ul><li>Digital Delicacies from...
Summary <ul><li>Digitisation – increases access, preserves materials, creates new collections. </li></ul><ul><li>Many inte...
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  1. 1. DIGITAL DELICACIES University of Auckland General Staff Conference 2001 Rose Holley Digital Projects Librarian Networked Information University of Auckland Library
  2. 2. Can we have our cake and eat it ?
  3. 3. Overview <ul><li>What is digitisation? </li></ul><ul><li>Why and how is it done? </li></ul><ul><li>Digital Delicacies from around the world. </li></ul><ul><li>University of Auckland Projects </li></ul>
  4. 4. What is Digitisation ? <ul><li>Converting a physical item into digital formats. </li></ul><ul><li>Digital Formats = </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Images (jpg, gif, tiff, pdf) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Movie clips (mpg, mov) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sounds (mp3, wav) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Text (Html, XML) </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Why Digitise ? <ul><li>Increases access to items </li></ul><ul><li>Items can be searched/manipulated in a new way </li></ul><ul><li>Higher usage of items - many users x 24hr access </li></ul><ul><li>Original items are preserved </li></ul><ul><li>Valuable research and academic collections created </li></ul><ul><li>Virtual collections formed </li></ul>
  6. 6. What sort of items ? <ul><li>Books </li></ul><ul><li>Old manuscripts </li></ul><ul><li>Newspapers </li></ul><ul><li>Maps </li></ul><ul><li>Letters </li></ul><ul><li>Diaries </li></ul><ul><li>Drawings </li></ul><ul><li>Journals </li></ul><ul><li>Music Scores </li></ul><ul><li>Museum Artefacts </li></ul><ul><li>Paintings </li></ul><ul><li>Works of Art </li></ul><ul><li>Photographs </li></ul><ul><li>Slides </li></ul>
  7. 7. How do we bake the digital delicacies ? <ul><li>Many cooks </li></ul><ul><li>Good Ingredients </li></ul><ul><li>Tools and Expertise </li></ul><ul><li>Time </li></ul>
  8. 8. Cooks <ul><li>Project Manager </li></ul><ul><li>Digital Specialists </li></ul><ul><li>Software Developers </li></ul><ul><li>Web Developers </li></ul><ul><li>IT Support </li></ul><ul><li>Database Administrators </li></ul><ul><li>Subject Specialist </li></ul><ul><li>Librarians </li></ul><ul><li>Archivists </li></ul><ul><li>Cataloguers </li></ul><ul><li>Collection Managers </li></ul><ul><li>Clerical Staff </li></ul>
  9. 9. Ingredients <ul><li>Appropriate Materials Money </li></ul>
  10. 10. Tools and Expertise <ul><li>Digital Tools – Metadata </li></ul><ul><li>Digital Standards – Image Quality </li></ul><ul><li>Hardware – Scanners, Cameras, PC’s </li></ul><ul><li>Software – Database, OCR, Image Management Systems </li></ul><ul><li>Expertise – Data Conversion, Cataloguing. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Time <ul><li>Never under estimate the time involved……… </li></ul><ul><li>for preparation, cooking and eating </li></ul>
  12. 12. Recipe for Success……. <ul><li>Dedication </li></ul><ul><li>Flexibility </li></ul><ul><li>Clear objective </li></ul><ul><li>Positive Attitude </li></ul><ul><li>Spirit of Adventure </li></ul>
  13. 13. Rose says…….. <ul><li>“Digitisation is a challenge. It opens the door to new technologies and new techniques of information delivery. It is a useful tool that enables us to successfully achieve our information goals and needs in a global society.” </li></ul>
  14. 14. Or to put it another way: <ul><li>“It’s difficult but worth it!” </li></ul>
  15. 15. … yes we can have our cake and eat it ….enjoy the picnic!
  16. 16. Digital Picnic <ul><li>Significant collections from: </li></ul><ul><li>USA </li></ul><ul><li>Australia </li></ul><ul><li>Scotland </li></ul><ul><li>UK </li></ul><ul><li>NZ </li></ul>
  17. 17. University of Auckland Projects <ul><li>ExamBase </li></ul><ul><li>NZ Electronic Poetry Centre </li></ul><ul><li>Art History Images Database </li></ul>
  18. 50. Overview <ul><li>What is digitisation? </li></ul><ul><li>Why and how is it done? </li></ul><ul><li>Digital Delicacies from around the world. </li></ul><ul><li>University of Auckland Projects </li></ul>
  19. 51. Summary <ul><li>Digitisation – increases access, preserves materials, creates new collections. </li></ul><ul><li>Many international initiatives </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration encouraged </li></ul><ul><li>Takes time, money and expertise </li></ul><ul><li>Results are worth it </li></ul>
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