Creating a Digital Collection For Your Library

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  • 1. Michael Barnes Cataloging/Metadata Librarian Eastern Michigan University
  • 2. Showcase your Library’s  unique collections Accessible to the world  via the internet Use existing personnel  Cost effective  Make the Library more  marketable Make YOU more  marketable
  • 3. Two simple questions:  What does your Library have that is unique?   Archives  Faculty Research  Special Collections What would be useful for your patrons?   Local History  Research
  • 4. Things to consider – from Steven K. Bowers  Scope of the Project  Costs involved  Copyright Issues  Technology Standards  Work Responsibilities and Timelines  Marketing 
  • 5. Skills Needed  Cataloging  Technical Support  Web Design  Administration 
  • 6. TIME!  Pick a convenient time   Coordinate your duties  Remember your deadlines
  • 7. Tell Everyone  Flyers and brochures  School newspaper  Community  newspapers Journals and  publishers “Grand Opening” 
  • 8. Adding to your daily workflow  Back-up in for the website  Instruction  Outreach  Lesson Plans  Updates and improvements  (with or without you) 
  • 9. mbarnes1@emich.edu