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  • 1. Project Outline Utilizing the new technology to digitize the Digitized Library library resources. Converting rare Library Resources books, videos, magazines, books into digital format. Applying technology in classroom for teaching purposes. (Streaming server).
  • 2. Number of Students/Staff/Faculty – Academic Year 2012- 2013
  • 3. Library Resources
  • 4. Bethlehem University Library Collection: 96,019 Titles
  • 5. Available Digital Resources at Bethlehem University Library Originally in digital form. (CDs/DVDs films) Digitized and have a printed form. (Books accompanied with CDs/DVDs) Printed form and converted into digital form. (Scanned books/ images)
  • 6. Evolution of the Project: In 1996 BUL started in-house card catalog. In 2005 a new Library Management System being purchased. (Libsys – Noursoft) Locally made in Palestine. In 2009, BUL initiated a pilot project to easy access: - VHS cassettes. - Palestinian Oral History. - DVD films.Followed by: Important historical documents from the university archives Rare books on and about Palestine/the Holy Land
  • 7. Works started… Steering committee: - Two members from the Library (audio visual center head andsoftware/hardware assistant). - Two members from the computers center (network administrator andsoftware/hardware assistant)
  • 8. Software & Hardware Used Software: - Windows 2003 R2 64bit - Open Source Media Server for the video streaming. (Red 5.0) Hardware: - Dell Server with RAID capability:  Dell Power Edge R510 Server  Xeon, Quad Core 2.4 GHz,  12 GB of memory  6*300 GB
  • 9. Data Row Format:Archival Original format (Meta Data saved on DVD/CDs/NAS storage): Video: MPEG4/WMV/AVI/MOV Audio: WAVInternet format Access: Video: Flash video Audio: MP3
  • 10. Software Used: Converting films/audio/videos: - Total video convertor. Editing films: - Nero, Adobe premier Editing sounds: - Sony Sound Forge. Archiving books: - XMAG software
  • 11. Red5 Media Server Installation Installing the Java Red5 Configuration. Using the Jwplayer for displaying the digitized material.
  • 12. Our Success Story: the first among West Bank Universities
  • 13. Backup System for the Stream Server - Nov. 2010 Dell PowerVault DL2200 6T Hard disk RAIDAfter three years, almost 40% of the stream server is being filled.
  • 14. Library User Questionnaire Study• In November 2011, a user study was done for a follow up of the project, evaluating library services and the efficacy of the library resources:
  • 15. NAS Storage: A new Network Attached Storage NAS of 3T size was purchased in April 2012 for manipulating the video/audio files. RAID technology.
  • 16. System Mechanism Tape backupBackupsystem Stream Server Access + FTP server Search the Library streaming Catalog files Libsys Server
  • 17. Project Results : Live DEMO• 538 DVD films Link• 20 Rare books Link• 1095 issues of Al-Quds newspaper. Link• 8 volumes of Bethlehem University Journal. Link• 165 BU Archive films Link• 53 BU Archive Audio sounds• 131 Audio cassettes Palestinian Oral History. (Dr. Adnan Musallam) Link
  • 18. Selection Criteria – Arabic English Books According to date (before 1900 and up to 1947, old and rare, without copyright dates/places, nor authors); According to subject (on and about Palestine, written/contributed by Palestinians living here in Palestine or overseas). According to subject interest and significant contribution to the arts, culture and education in Palestine; work by artists, painters, authors, etc., regardless of publication date.
  • 19. Selection Criteria – ArchivesBased on the recommendation of the UNESCOArchivist who visited the Archives in August of2009. 1. The idea of preserving the value of the original materials is the main objective of digitization. 2. Another criteria in selecting materials to be digitized is the educational use of the materials to the teaching-learning activity in the university. 3. A practical criterion is space-saving; keeping ephemeral files on electronic format saves space for other more important records.
  • 20. Selection Criteria – Audio Visual Center Materials chosen for conversion to e-format include archival resources, books in Arabic/English on Palestinian topics, old newspapers in Arabic/English (including those on microfilms and microfiche) and oral history recorded tapes..
  • 21. Stream Server Policy Usage of the steaming server materials falls under the Teach Act/Fair Use. Uploaded Materials are not allowed to be downloaded/ republished under any circumstances (not for sale, rent, and share). The Computer Center is the party to support the maintenance/backup and software updates for the Server. The AVC staff are the only authorized technical party to upload/remove materials into/from the Stream Server after consulting the Library Administrative Team. Accessing the streaming material is limited to be used through BU Intranet (Campus’ PCs). The Library can loan headsets to be used for viewing the streaming material from the Library PCs. Films, videos/other materials recorded for teachers/staff may be stored in the streaming server for the duration of its use or, at most, for the term it is needed for classroom use.
  • 22. Equipment Used in scanning materials - Flatbed scanner (HP ScanJet 8270) Automatic feeder and negative scanner - Duplex scanner with a very high speed. (Canon DR3030c ) - Eye camera scanner . (Jetion DB24) Scanning rare books, maps, 3D shapes
  • 23. Project Challenges Adopting E-Documents archiving system. Upgrading the Libsys/Streaming server. Authentication Server for accessing the online materials. Copyright/Intellectual Property issues Budget constraints
  • 24. Sustainability Human resources available. Annual Library budget. Funding from granting agencies. The project team will follow digital preservation standards to ensure the technical continuity of the materials digitized. The life of the storage media and the accessibility to the contents of the digital collection.
  • 25. WorkingHard with Determination
  • 26. Output:Accessing online the digitized materials in the classroom/Library.
  • 27. Work Progess…. 2012-2013