Solinet Presentation

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This is a copy of the presentation I gave to the Solinet Users Group on May 22, 2008

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  • Solinet Presentation

    1. 1. WWI Obituary Digitization Project
    2. 2. Unique RCPL collection not available elsewhere in any other format. <ul><li>Oral histories </li></ul><ul><li>Obituary indexes of The State newspaper </li></ul><ul><li>Palmetto Leader </li></ul><ul><li>WWI; WWII obits </li></ul><ul><li>State newspaper index </li></ul><ul><li>Local History photographs </li></ul>
    3. 3. Before digitization there was indexing… <ul><li>Deaths in The State newspaper 1892 – 1925 </li></ul><ul><li>Deaths in The Palmetto Leader 1925 – 1930 </li></ul><ul><li>The Lake Murray/Columbia Magazine </li></ul><ul><li>Greater Columbia Business Monthly </li></ul><ul><li>Columbia Metropolitan </li></ul><ul><li>County Focus </li></ul><ul><li>The State </li></ul>
    4. 4. The Process
    5. 5. <ul><li>Volunteers transcribe the newspaper </li></ul><ul><li>Access input </li></ul><ul><li>Quality control </li></ul><ul><li>Transfer to Excel </li></ul><ul><li>Tab delimited </li></ul><ul><li>Marc edit </li></ul><ul><li>Comres upload </li></ul>
    6. 6. Comres upload – Marc Edit
    7. 9. Community Resources Module
    8. 10. Community Resources Module <ul><li>  </li></ul>
    9. 11. The Flickr solution <ul><li>Solves the storage problem. </li></ul><ul><li>Solves the unique collection problem. </li></ul><ul><li>Easy to upload and manipulate data. </li></ul><ul><li>Unlimited storage with pro account. </li></ul><ul><li>Cheap…I mean cost effective. </li></ul>
    10. 13. Interesting situations <ul><li>Brave new world </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborative solutions </li></ul><ul><li>Box.net </li></ul>
    11. 14. <ul><li>http://www.flickr.com/photos/library_of_congress/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.flickr.com/photos/pcls/ </li></ul>

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