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  • 1. The NOBLE Digital Library
    • Beth Willis
    • Digital and Catalog Librarian
    • NOBLE, Inc.
    • [email_address]
  • 2. Why a digital library?
    • The NOBLE Digital Library showcases the collections of the member libraries of the North Of Boston Library Exchange (NOBLE). NOBLE libraries include public and academic libraries serving an area north of Boston, Massachusetts. Our area's long and rich history of early settlers, patriots, seafarers, industrialists and immigrants are all reflected in our digital library.
  • 3. Digital Library: Nuts and bolts
    • DSpace Platform
    • Manakin
    • Dublin Core Metadata
  • 4. DSpace: Ins and outs
    • Digital files and metadata are imported into DSpace
    • MARC data are translated into Dublin Core
    • Digital files are organized into collections
  • 5. DSpace: Communities and Collections
    • DSpace organizes content by “communities”
    • NOBLE library = community
    • Each community may have multiple collections
    • NOBLE Digital Library
  • 6. Digital Formats
    • Images
    • Documents
    • Books
    • Theses
    • Audio files
    • Video files
  • 7. Images : Photographs
    • Reading, Mass.
    • Center School
  • 8. Images : Postcards
    • Wenham Lake, Beverly, Mass.
    Lake Quannapowitt, Wakefield, Mass., 1907
  • 9. Digital Library navigation
  • 10. Digital Library navigation: search results
  • 11. Digital Library navigation: item record
  • 12. Multiple exposures
    • Adding collections to the NOBLE Digital Library does not preclude you from adding them to:
    • Flickr
    • Library website
    • Library catalog
  • 13. Sharing the wealth
    • Digital Commonwealth
    • “ The Digital Commonwealth is a gateway (a web portal) to digital assets hosted by Massachusetts cultural institutions.  Cultural institutions include libraries, museums, historical societies, archives, research institutions, and other repositories of our cultural heritage.”
  • 14. Adding value to your images
    • Geotagging and mapping
    • Local history “authority records”
    • Animating your images
  • 15. Maps in the collection…
  • 16. Maps from the collection: geotagging
    • Geosetter
  • 17. Geosetter: embedding metadata
  • 18. Bringing it home
    • Google Earth
  • 19. Putting your collection on the map
    • Google Maps
  • 20. Enhancing your image
    • Local “authority records”
    • Local history in WordPress
    • Rockport Fish Market, Reading, Mass., 1921 Black’s Block, Reading, Mass., 1916
  • 21. Bringing images to life
    • Create a video with:
    • or
    Windows Movie Maker
  • 22. NOBLE Digital Library: out of the blocks
    • Seven NOBLE libraries
    • 19 collections
    • 3,941 items
  • 23. Moving forward…
    • Selecting content
    • Identifying staff and/or volunteers
    • Digitizing and workflow issues
    • Enhancing content
    • Providing access
  • 24. Decisions, decisions…
    • What do you have?
    • What do you want
    • to emphasize?
    • What is the condition of the collection?
    • Who are your users?
  • 25. … decisions…
    • Who to represent?
    • Highlight unique or commonplace?
    • What context will you provide?
    • How to engage the community?
  • 26. List of images
    • 1. Swampscott Public Library : staff, Swampscott Public Library
    • 2. Fisherman's Beach, Swampscott, Mass. , Swampscott Public Library
    • 3. Public Library Float Centennial Parade, June 17 1950. seated: Patricia Bodor , Frances Grasso Standing :
    • Driver Ken Hatch, Dorothy Flynn, Clarence Rich, Lynn Public Library
    • 4. Lynn Shore Drive at King's Beach , Swampscott Public Library
    • 5. Swampscott Public Library [picture] : original building, view 2 , Swampscott Public Library
    • 6. Lynn Public Library , Lynn Public Library
    • 7. Reading Public Library and municipal building , Reading Public Library
    • 8. Beebe Memorial Library , Wakefield, Mass., Lucius Beebe Memorial Library
    • 9. Public Library. Readers' Advisor. Louise Boudreau, 1950 , Lynn Public library,
    • 10. The Center School , Reading Public Library,
    • 11. Center School (Reading, Mass.) , Reading Public Library
    • 12. Beverly, Mass. Wenham Lake, Beverly Public Library
    • 13. Lake Quannapowitt , Wakefield, 1907 , Lucius Beebe Memorial Library
    • 14. Beverly Public Library staff (Ellis, Gordon.; Dodge, Ethel.) , Beverly Public Library
    • 15. Swampscott Public Library : children ; Swampscott Public Library
    • 16. Cliftondale Sweetser School / from near Young / about 1920 , Saugus Public Library
    • 17. Map of the proposed Town of Beverly Farms, Mass. presented by the petitioners , Beverly Public Library
    • 18. Rockport Fish Market , Reading Public Library
    • 19. Black's block, Reading Mass. , Reading Public Library
    • 20. Swampscott Public Library [picture] : circulation desk , Swampscott Public Library
    • 21. Saugus Centre / Percy Cutter skating on Saugus river / Scott mill in back , Saugus Public Library
    • 22. Henry and Jack Cullen and their Portuguese water dog , Swampscott Public Library
    • 23. Coolidge, Pres. & Mrs. Calvin. Swampscott White Court, Aug. 1925 , Lynn Public Library
  • 27. Thank you for your interest!
    • Beth Willis
    • [email_address]