Introduction to CNY Heritage

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Presented to the staff of the Fayetteville Free Library on August 27, 2009 to familiarize them with our new digital local history collections.

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  • The CLRC Digitization committee includes representatives from all five partners.
  • Introduction to CNY Heritage

    1. 1. INTRODUCING CENTRAL NEW YORK HERITAGE HTTP://CNYHERITAGE.ORG Bradley Shipps, Fayetteville Free Library, August 27, 2009
    2. 2. Agenda <ul><li>Background: The CNYH partnership and project </li></ul><ul><li>Tour of CNY Heritage site </li></ul><ul><li>Behind the scenes at FFL </li></ul><ul><li>What’s next? </li></ul><ul><li>Other New York 3R’s digital projects </li></ul>
    3. 3. The Partnership CNYH is brought to you by a partnership of The Central New York Library Resources Council (CLRC), Fayetteville Free Library (FFL), Liverpool Public Library (LPL), and Syracuse University Library (SUL).
    4. 4. What is CNY Heritage? <ul><li>CNY Heritage is a digital repository dedicated to the cultural heritage of Onondaga, Oneida, Madison and Herkimer counties in upstate New York. </li></ul><ul><li>More info: http://cnyheritage.org/cdm4/about.php </li></ul>
    5. 5. What is CNY Heritage? <ul><li>CNYH runs on OCLC’s CONTENTdm ® Digital Collection Management Software </li></ul><ul><ul><li>CLRC holds the software license </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hosted on SUL server </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The CLRC Digitization Committee chose to use Dublin Core metadata elements. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The CNYH Metadata Style Guide can be found here: http://elib.hamilton.edu:2008/hc/hcdocs/pdf/CNYHeritage-Metadata-Style-Guide.pdf </li></ul></ul>
    6. 6. What is in CNY Heritage? <ul><li>Pilot projects may include: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Photographs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Postcards </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Finding aids </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Flyers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Letters </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pamphlets </li></ul></ul>
    7. 7. FFL’s Pilot Projects <ul><li>Almquist Green Lakes Collection Arvin H. Almquist, pictured at right, was the original park superintendent of Green Lakes State Park. Almquist documented construction of the park’s roads, buildings, swimming and parking areas, and golf course. The photos depict the lives of the Civilian Conservation Corps workers who constructed these facilities. The photos were digitized by Almquist’s son, Richard, who grew up on park property. Of approximately 260 images, 120 have been uploaded to CNY Heritage. </li></ul>Almquist Green Lakes Collection, Fayetteville Free Library http://cnyheritage.org/u?/fayfre01,132
    8. 8. FFL’s Pilot Projects <ul><li>The Proposed Green Lakes State Park by Henry R. Francis </li></ul><ul><li>A presentation album presented at a luncheon held on February 1, 1924 to discuss creating a new state park in CNY. Includes maps and photos of the proposed site. Digitized with permission of the author’s family. </li></ul>Green Lakes Collection, Fayetteville Free Library http://cnyheritage.org/u?/fayfre01,154
    9. 9. FFL’s Pilot Projects <ul><li>Five photographs taken by Dr. Arthur Rood during the August 22, 1894 Farmer's Day picnic at Green Lake in Fayetteville, NY (present-day Green Lakes State Park). </li></ul>Green Lakes Collection, Fayetteville Free Library, http://cnyheritage.org/u?/fayfre01,181
    10. 10. LPL’s Pilot Projects <ul><li>Fred R. Wolcott Photographic Collection Fred R. Wolcott (1862-1946) was a photographer who worked in the Syracuse area. Over a time span of 15 years near the turn of the twentieth century, he took photographs that illustrate the social lives and customs of the Onondaga Nation in Central New York, and also the salt industry. The photographs illustrate people and activities important to the culture and development of Central New York. </li></ul>Fred R. Wolcott Photographic Collection, Liverpool Public Library http://cnyheritage.org/u?/livpub01,33
    11. 11. LPL’s Pilot Projects <ul><li>Crawford Collection Toby Crawford was a Liverpool native who loved to collect historic photographs from various sources. The online collection includes scans of glass plate negatives and photographic prints from George “Waxy” Miller and James T. Rogers taken during the late 1800s and early 1900s. Both gentlemen were professional photographers with studios in Liverpool. </li></ul>Crawford Collection, Liverpool Public Library http://www.cnyheritage.org/u?/livpub01,130
    12. 12. LPLs Pilot Projects <ul><li>Schuelke Collection (coming soon) Ted Schuelke was a Liverpool, New York resident. His photograph collection is comprised of pictures taken in the immediate Liverpool area and in the Adirondacks. Many of the photographs record the Village of Liverpool during the early 1920s; others document Liverpool's salt and willow industries. There are also photographs of the areas surrounding Onondaga Lake, the Oswego Canal, Mud Lock, and the projects undertaken by the Work Relief Bureau under the leadership of Liverpool banker, Crandall Melvin Sr. </li></ul>
    13. 13. Tour of CNY Heritage Simple Search Browse Help
    14. 14. Browse
    15. 15. Refine a Simple Search
    16. 16. Advanced Search
    17. 17. Simple Object Reference URL
    18. 18. Compound Object
    19. 19. Compound Object: Document Description
    20. 20. Compound Object: Internal Page
    21. 21. Compound Object: Page Description
    22. 22. Compound Object: Page & Text
    23. 23. Preferences
    24. 24. Preferences: Thumbnails
    25. 25. Favorites
    26. 26. Behind the Scenes at FFL <ul><li>Digi1 Workstation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Epson Perfection V750 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>External hard drive </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Digitization Interns </li></ul><ul><li>DigiWiki </li></ul>
    27. 27. FFL DigiWiki
    28. 28. FFL’s Selection Guidelines <ul><li>The collection chosen should be of high interest to the FFL community. </li></ul><ul><li>The collection should already be organized and have some metadata available or inherent. </li></ul><ul><li>The collection must have rights and permissions for electronic distribution secured or securable. </li></ul><ul><li>The collection must be in an appropriate format and physical condition for scanning. </li></ul>
    29. 29. Permissions and Requests <ul><li>Contact info in each record refers users to the library’s gmail account. </li></ul><ul><li>Requests for images will be handled based on the permissions for that object or collection. </li></ul><ul><li>Forms on S drive </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Duplication Request Form </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Request to Publish or Display Form </li></ul></ul>
    30. 30. Marketing FFL’s Collections <ul><li>Local History Web page </li></ul><ul><li>Start in September </li></ul><ul><li>October is Archives Month </li></ul>
    31. 31. What’s next? <ul><li>For the partnership: </li></ul><ul><li>New CNYH logo </li></ul><ul><li>Collection-level descriptions and browsing </li></ul><ul><li>Training for new contributing organizations </li></ul><ul><li>For FFL: </li></ul><ul><li>FFL’s Green Lakes Web Portal </li></ul><ul><li>New interns and collections </li></ul><ul><li>Supporting new contributing organizations </li></ul>
    32. 32. New York 3R’s Digital Projects <ul><li>CDLC http://contentdm.cdlc.org/ </li></ul><ul><li>LILRC http://www.longislandmemories.org/ </li></ul><ul><li>MNYLC http://cdm128401.cdmhost.com/index.php and http://nycdigital.org/dmetro/ </li></ul><ul><li>NNYLN http://history.nnyln.net/index.html </li></ul><ul><li>RRLC http://cdm15109.contentdm.oclc.org/index.html </li></ul><ul><li>SENYLRC http://www.hrvh.org/ </li></ul><ul><li>SCRLC http://www.toolsofhistory.org/ </li></ul><ul><li>WNYLRC http://www.wnylegacy.org/ </li></ul><ul><li>New York Heritage (aggregator) http://nyheritage.org/ </li></ul>
    33. 33. <ul><li>Slides will be on the S drive and on slideshare.net </li></ul>THANK YOU!

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