Driving Collaboration with Repositories


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Driving Collaboration with Repositories

  1. 1. Developing opportunities with archival collections Howard Stanbury Internet Librarian International October 2011
  2. 2. Agenda Opportunities Challenges Solutions / case studies
  3. 3. About Unlimited Priorities <ul><li>Founded in 2006; HQ in Florida, USA </li></ul><ul><li>International team of experienced professionals </li></ul><ul><li>Provides unique solutions to the wide variety of challenges facing both commercial and academic & not-for-profit entities throughout the information community </li></ul><ul><li>For commercial organisations we offer skills in </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Content development </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Licensing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sales and marketing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Business development </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Production, operations, IT </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. About Unlimited Priorities <ul><li>In our Archival Initiatives Division for academic and not-for-profit organisations we: </li></ul><ul><li>help identify collections most appropriate for conversion and possible commercial distribution </li></ul><ul><li>investigate rights ownership </li></ul><ul><li>coordinate communication with the commercial sector </li></ul><ul><li>act as a clearing house in support of any proposed enterprise </li></ul><ul><li>oversee any required data conversion process </li></ul><ul><li>assist in DTD creation and outsource vendor selection </li></ul><ul><li>advise on selecting the most suitable distribution environment and license data for distribution, as appropriate </li></ul>
  5. 5. Opportunities for archive collections Libraries, Societies, Associations have unique, hard-to-find information of interest to wider audiences Dissemination of this information may further organizations' missions and goals Digitization can be the key to widening access to information, providing new revenue or income streams
  6. 6. Challenges for archive collections Identifying materials appropriate for conversion and commercial distribution Determination of rights ownership Coordinating with commercial sector to explore cooperation
  7. 7. Case studies
  8. 8. Newspaper collections
  9. 9. Newspaper collections <ul><li>Creating a publishing partnership </li></ul><ul><li>College of William and Mary </li></ul><ul><li>Colonial Williamsburg Foundation </li></ul><ul><li>Johns Hopkins University </li></ul><ul><li>Maryland Historical Society </li></ul><ul><li>Massachusetts Historical Society </li></ul><ul><li>Virginia Historical Society </li></ul>
  10. 10. Godey’s Lady’s Book Written for the Lady's Book. MARCH, 1838. QUEEN VICTORIA . Victoria we consider as the representative of the moral and intellectual influence of woman throughout the British empire. In this view, her accession to the throne is, and ought to be, a subject of deep interest to her sex in every quarter of the world.
  11. 11. Godey’s Lady’s Book <ul><li>A win-win scenario bringing together a commercial publisher and the Committee on Institutional Cooperation </li></ul><ul><li>University of Iowa (lead partner) </li></ul><ul><li>University of Chicago </li></ul><ul><li>University of Illinois </li></ul><ul><li>University of Michigan </li></ul><ul><li>Michigan State University </li></ul><ul><li>University of Minnesota </li></ul><ul><li>University of Nebraska - Lincoln </li></ul><ul><li>Northwestern University </li></ul><ul><li>Ohio State University </li></ul><ul><li>Pennsylvania State University </li></ul><ul><li>Purdue University </li></ul><ul><li>University of Wisconsin - Madison </li></ul>
  12. 12. Primary source publications University of Iowa Old Library building in the 1900s © University of Iowa Special Collections
  13. 13. Conclusions <ul><li>Alliances of commercial publishers with academic and not-for-profit organisations can go very well </li></ul><ul><li>They need good guidance and facilitation </li></ul><ul><li>For libraries and archives benefits can include </li></ul><ul><li>Completion or enhancement of collections </li></ul><ul><li>Digitised content </li></ul><ul><li>Real progress towards institutional goals </li></ul><ul><li>A win-win scenario for all parties </li></ul>
  14. 14. Thank you! Howard Stanbury [email_address] www.unlimitedpriorities.com