Uniting Digitization & Heritage Metadata : Calames Plus & other tracks

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Présentation faite au cours du 41e congrès de LIBER à Tartu (Estonie), le 28/06/2012 (http://www.utlib.ee/liber2012/)

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  • So here you can see the two levels of Calames Plus Images : first you can see a clickable image at the very side of a record, and then you can zoom the picture or the lot of pictures in all their native details.
  • Uniting Digitization & Heritage Metadata : Calames Plus & other tracks

    1. 1. Uniting heritage digitization andEAD metadata : “Calames Plus” solutions and other tracks LIBER Annual Conference Tartu, Thu. 28 June 2012 1
    2. 2. ABES & the French context (1)• ABES = Bibliographic Agency for French Higher Education – created in 1994 to implement Sudoc (the union catalogue of French higher education libraries, opened in 2001 : www.sudoc.abes.fr) – a public organ of the French Ministry for Higher Education and Research, located in Montpellier 2
    3. 3. ABES & the French context (2)• During the last 10 years, diversification of activities range, development of new applications and devices for scientific data management : – Catalogue of archives and manuscripts (2008, www.calames.abes.fr) – Hub for authority records (2010, www.idref.fr) – French theses portal (2011, www.theses.fr), etc.• New management plan for 2012-2015 : – Mutualized Library Management Software – National licences (native digital resources) – A “heritage” constituent in the plan• BUT no national nor official mission regarding digitization … 3
    4. 4. Written Heritage in France• Several catalogues (MARC/EAD and institutional boundaries) CCFR (MARC metadata) : French libraries’ meta search interface, in particular for printed heritage ≠ CCFR-Manuscrits (EAD metadata) : gathers BnF Archives & Manuscrits, municipal libraries inventories… and soon Calames records. • Several digitization initiatives : especially towards medieval and/or illuminated manuscripts, but a long- lasting lack of projects regarding non-books heritage 4
    5. 5. A database for academic libraries’ heritage: Calames• Originally developed for hosting and modifying EAD conversions ofmanuscripts records published in national directories• More and more directed towards archival inventories (manuscriptsand non-manuscript materials)• Main purpose : to improve descriptions, and not to give directaccess (to surrogates or transcriptions) 5
    6. 6. Calames’ public and professional interfaces1° An XML editor (XMetal) plugin with ABES developments, for creating and modifying online XML-EAD inventories …° … a publiccatalogue fed withfull XML data assoon as librarianswish to publish it 6
    7. 7. International Library of Contemporary History Jacques Doucet and Documentation Literature Library Calames’ customized services for heritage-centric institutions Sainte-Geneviève Institut de France Inter-Academic(French National Academies) Library 7
    8. 8. The digitization file : ABES’s « missing link » (1) • NUMES : a public and professional database of digitization projects and digitized collections – using Michael Europe standards – a few tens of records, basically for administrative or internal uses – unsatisfactory : we all need to know precisely which item is (or is going to be) digitized, better than collections or sets of documents 8
    9. 9. The digitization file : ABES’s « missing link » (2) Other liabilities : • Abandonment of a French Manuscripts Portal project • Prevalence of Gallica as meta-interface in the French digitization landscape • Ticer « Environmental scan » for ABES strategic plan (2011) : digitization is a major area of intervention for similar organizations  So how can we turn our catalogues towards digitized resources ? Does ABES have a “niche” ? 9
    10. 10. A range of solutions for union catalogues (1)Three kinds of solutions to take over the digitization file within ABES’ catalogues:• Classical linking solutions through metadata : -Textual mentions (one single link to another web page, or more) inside a public record -Textual mentions strengthened with one or more clickable images next to a public record -Other digital pictures (not reproductions) directly inserted into a public record• API solutions : (javascript) code for equations between catalogue data and a targeted digital library  in which cases do we inscribe links in metadata, and when don’t we? Ex. Liber Floridus in Calames, or Google Books API in Sudoc• ABES digital repository with a specific viewer for Calames catalogue : Calames Plus solution (not a complete digital library) 10
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    14. 14. Specific metadatafor hypertext &customizable linksdedicated todigization inCalames publicinterface. 14
    15. 15. A more visual and practical kind of linking : clickable imagesnext to a record…(or inside, in some specific cases) 15
    16. 16. A range of solutions for union catalogues (2)Three kinds of solutions to take over the digitization file within ABES’ catalogues:• Classical linking solutions through metadata (sometimes with standard adjustment or interpretations needed) : -Textual mentions (one single link to another web page, or more) inside a public record -Textual mentions strengthened with one or more clickable images next to a public record -Other digital pictures (not reproductions) directly inserted into a public record• API solutions : (javascript) code for equations between catalogue data and a targeted digital library Ex. : Liber Floridus in Calames, or Google Books API in Sudoc  in which cases do we inscribe links in metadata, and when don’t we?• ABES digital repository with a specific viewer for Calames catalogue : Calames Plus solution (not a complete digital library) 16
    17. 17. ISBN matching =clickable cover(link to Google Books) 17
    18. 18. Links and title of this clickable image are defined inside EAD metadata (<daogrp><daoloc> tags)… 18
    19. 19. …but here, there are no information in the library’s inventory : a javascript code compare library names and shelfmarks in Calames and Liber Floridus 19
    20. 20. A range of solutions for union catalogues (3)Three kinds of solutions to take over the digitization file within ABES’ catalogues:• Classical linking solutions through metadata (sometimes with standard adjustment or interpretations needed) : -Textual mentions (one single link to another web page, or more) inside a public record -Textual mentions strengthened with one or more clickable images next to a public record -Other digital pictures (not reproductions) directly inserted into a public record• API solutions : (javascript) code for equations between catalogue data and a targeted digital library  in which cases do we inscribe links in metadata, and when don’t we? Ex. Liber Floridus in Calames, or Google Books API in Sudoc• ABES digital repository with a specific viewer for Calames catalogue : Calames Plus solution (not a complete digital library) 20
    21. 21. « Calames Plus » : commenting records…Example of a Calames account Profile Comments For librarians only (images) Mailing librarians A thread of comments
    22. 22. « Calames Plus » :loading images on ABES’ serversSimply by zipping a file containingthe library’s identification number,and the shelfmark numbers of thetargeted documents 22
    23. 23. « Calames Plus » : viewing images loaded by librarians 23
    24. 24. As a conclusion…• A step-by-step strategy : – first dealing with a description puzzle by tackling with iconographic collections – then reforming union catalogues by enhancing an easy-to-use and flexible repository for different kinds of digital surrogates (and other types of complementary documents later on)• To join databases for bibliographic or archival metadata, and repositories for digital surrogates, is for a mutualistic organization like ABES a matter of pragmatism. Any question ? 24

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