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  • Harvard University Library Open Collections Program   Andrew Clark Joshua Parker Rebecca Wingfield October 16, 2008 LIS462 Digital Libraries (Schwartz)
  • Harvard University Library Open Collections Program Introduction
      • Aims to “advance teaching and learning on historical topics of great relevance by providing online access to historical resources from Harvard's renowned libraries, archives, and museums” (from OCP mission statement)
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      • Favors a topic-based approach to building digital collections.
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      • Creates open, useful, and persistent digital objects.
  • Harvard University Library Open Collections Program Collections & Content
    •   Completed projects:
      • Women Working , 1800-1930 
      • Immigration to the United States , 1789-1930
      • Contagion : Historical Views of Diseases and Epidemics
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    • In progress:
      • The Islamic Heritage Project 
      • Scientific Exploration and Discovery in the Modern Age
    Madr ā s ī , Muḥammad Ṣibghat All ā h. (1893 or 1894). H ā dh ā r ū zn ā mah- ʼī ma ʻ ahu m ī q ā t layl wa-nah ā r wa-s āʼ ir al-awq ā t al-ma ʻ l ū mah naqalahu Shaykh Waf ā . (From the Islamic Heritage Project )
  • Harvard University Library Open Collections Program Metadata Systems Employed [1]
    • Descriptive:
      • Dublin Core; DACS; CDWA
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    • Technical:
      • Digital Repository Service; MIX
    • Structural:
      • METS
    Metadata Standards at Harvard University
    • Preservation:
      •   OAIS; PREMIS; LDI
    • Rights:
      • Local practice
    • Local formats:
      • VIA; Links to digital objects
  • Harvard University Library Open Collections Program Metadata Systems Employed [2]
      • Dublin Core
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      • LCSH
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      • Local information 
    Full record view for an item in Immigration to the United States, 1789-1930
  • Harvard University Library Open Collections Program Search Capability & Discovery [1]
    • Browsing–by Genre or Subject
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      • Faceted arrays
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      •   Variation in layout/options
    • Searching
      • Keyword search
      • Advanced search
    Left-hand navigation from Women Working, 1800-1930
  • Harvard University Library Open Collections Program Search Capability & Discovery [2]
  • Harvard University Library Open Collections Program Search Capability & Discovery [3]
      • Featured collections
      • Timeline
      • Browse by genre or subject
      • Advanced and full-text search
  • Harvard University Library Open Collections Program Viewing & Using Content [1]
      • Page Delivery Service
    Page Delivery Service display of a detail from the title page of Rølvaag, O. E. (1925). I de dage-: riket grundlægges . Oslo: H. Aschehoug & Co. (from Immigration to the United States, 1789-1930 )
      • OCRed full text
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      • PDF download   
      • Photographs, drawings, and other images are displayed using the Visual Information Access (VIA) catalog.
    Harvard University Library Open Collections Program Viewing & Using Content [2] oiu I. first Communication comes it re; . ■ I from Dr. EmanuelTfimonius, % ?ubl ; c +~jr Renowned Fellow of the JRoyal lann Society at London, (well known to . some in :, Bi | Boston, who also actually knew the Truth of ' hat the matter of Fact now going to be related J to len Who Writes from Constantinople in December jing 171 3. And -he informs to this Effect-, The Original page and OCRed text from Mather, Cotton. (1721). S ome account of what is said of inoculating or transplanting the small pox . Boston: Sold by S. Gerrish at his shop in Corn-Hill.
  • Harvard University Library Open Collections Program User Services & Special Features
      • Short topical and thematic essays, including links to items in the collections
      • Bibliographies
      • "Today's Diary Entries" in Women Working, 1800 - 1930
      • Help pages and FAQ, but no link to reference or research support
    Thematic content available for  Women Working, 1800 - 1930
      • Consistency of the collections and interface
      • Functional performance of the interface
      • Quality of images and text
      • Scholarly value
      • Does the Open Collections Program meet its vision and mission?
    Harvard University Library Open Collections Program Overall Evaluation Isidore. (1472). Isidori iunioris Hispalensis Episcopi prologus in librum De responsione mundi & astrorum ordinatione: ad Sesibutum Rege[m] incipit feliciter. Augsburg: Gunther Zainer. (From Contagion: Historical Views of Diseases and Epidemics )
  • Harvard University Library Open Collections Program Questions?
    • This presentation is acompanied by an annotated resource guide .