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  • 1. http://www.oucs.ox.ac.uk/ww1lit
    The Great War Archive: Oxford University’s Community Collection
    Dr Stuart D Lee
    Reader in E-learning and Digital Libraries
    Director, Computing Services
    Senior Lecturer, English Faculty
    Merton College
    University of Oxford
    Stuart.lee@oucs.ox.ac.uk
  • 2. http://www.oucs.ox.ac.uk/ww1lit
    The First World War Poetry Digital Archive
    1996-1998 £50k
    2006-2008 £450k
  • 3. http://www.oucs.ox.ac.uk/ww1lit
  • 4. http://www.oucs.ox.ac.uk/ww1lit
    Virtual Worlds (e.g. SecondLife)
  • 5. A ‘typical’ digitization project
    6,000+ digital images of rare/unique items related to the poets of WW1
    Several hundred historical photographs, audio/video clips
    Selected by experts, curators, etc; digitised and catalogued professionally
    Catalogued and presented for searching and browsing
  • 6. http://www.oucs.ox.ac.uk/ww1lit
    ContentDM
  • 7. ‘Community Collections’
    Online collections created by public communities for public communities
    The public:- contributes material AND digitizes- agrees copyright- catalogues material
    http://www.oucs.ox.ac.uk/ww1lit
  • 8. Ran from March to June 2008
  • 9. http://www.oucs.ox.ac.uk/ww1lit
  • 10. Contribution: process
  • 11. Simple online submissions process
    No need for registration
    Welcome and instructions
    The Great War Archive:
    Submission Website
    http://www.oucs.ox.ac.uk/ww1lit
  • 12. Contributors asked to agree to basic terms & conditions
  • 13. Enter contact details
    Not required to register.
    Can request to be kept anonymous.
  • 14. Submission choice
    Attach files / enter a story.
  • 15. E.g. Attach file
  • 16. Enter basic metadata
  • 17. Review submission
  • 18. Submission complete
    ‘Thank you’ message
    Includes notice of when the collection goes Live, link to submit some more & a feedback form
  • 19. Cataloguer & Administrator:
    To check items for their validity.
    To correct or add to the metadata
    To flag items of particular interest/value
  • 20. Great War Archive: Submission Days
  • 21.
  • 22.
    • 5 members of staff - 2 to digitize material (i.e. photograph and scan) - 2 to help catalogue and upload material - 1 to deal with the public as they come in
    • 23. 2-3 computers, 1 flatbed scanner, 2 cameras (2 megapixels), tripods, flat surface, audio recorder
    http://runcoco.oucs.ox.ac.uk/
  • 24. http://www.oucs.ox.ac.uk/ww1lit
  • 25. Great War Archive: What We Received
    3,000 images in the Flickr Group since July 2008
    Project uploads 600 digital objects from submissions days
    600
    Public contributors upload 5,900 digital objects to the website
  • 26. Gunner James Ryan
  • 27.
  • 28. http://www.oucs.ox.ac.uk/ww1lit
    Traditional
    Community Collection
    £3.50 per image
    $5.25
    £40 per image
    $60
  • 29. Digital Imaging: A Practical Handbook (2000)
    Project Lifecycle
    Instigation of Project
    Assess and Select Material for Digitization
    Prepare Material
    Digitize
    Edit
    Deliver
    Support
    http://www.oucs.ox.ac.uk/ww1lit
  • 30. Free software - CoCoCo: “collect and catalogue content contributed by website users”
    Run collection
    Export collection to web delivery system
    Freely available, Open source http://runcoco.oucs.ox.ac.uk/resources/cococo.html
    runcoco@oucs.ox.ac.uk
    http://runcoco.oucs.ox.ac.uk/
  • 31. What next?
    Large scale project for Britain and Ireland …
    … cross-Europe …
    … global …
    NominetTrust > can this be used for skills training
    ERC Advanced Investigator Grant
    http://www.oucs.ox.ac.uk/ww1lit
  • 32. Erste Weltkrieg in Alltagsdokumenten
    Europeana and National Library of Germany
    German submission site
    Training – Frankfurt
    Submission days – Frankfurt, Stuttgart, Munich, Berlin (late March/early April)
    Collection ingested into Europeana and Oxford site
    http://www.oucs.ox.ac.uk/ww1lit
  • 33. http://www.oucs.ox.ac.uk/ww1lit
    http://runcoco.oucs.ox.ac.uk/
    The Great War Archive: Oxford University’s Community Collection
    Dr Stuart D Lee
    Reader in E-learning and Digital Libraries
    Director, Computing Services
    Senior Lecturer, English Faculty
    Merton College
    University of Oxford
    Stuart.lee@oucs.ox.ac.uk