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    Digital Delicacies. University of Auckland Library 2001 Digital Delicacies. University of Auckland Library 2001 Presentation Transcript

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