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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

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