Mind the [Digital] Gap: Web Archiving at the Folger Shakespeare Library and the National Library of Medicine
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Presented at the 2014 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Philadelphia, PA on January 26th, 2014 (Library of Congress booth) by Maureen McCormick Harlow and Jaime McCurry of the 2013-14 National Digital ...

Presented at the 2014 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Philadelphia, PA on January 26th, 2014 (Library of Congress booth) by Maureen McCormick Harlow and Jaime McCurry of the 2013-14 National Digital Stewardship Residency Program in Washington, D.C.

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Mind the [Digital] Gap: Web Archiving at the Folger Shakespeare Library and the National Library of Medicine Mind the [Digital] Gap: Web Archiving at the Folger Shakespeare Library and the National Library of Medicine Presentation Transcript

  • Mind the [Digital] Gap Using Web Collections to Fill Collecting Gaps at the Folger Shakespeare Library and the National Library of Medicine Maureen McCormick Harlow, National Library of Medicine Jaime McCurry, Folger Shakespeare Library
  • Agenda Maureen & Jaime: Who We Are The Value of Thematic Collections Using Thematic Collections to Fill Gaps Participation & Outreach
  • Jaime & Maureen Folger Shakespeare Library National Library of Medicine
  • The Value of Thematic Collections
  • The Value of Thematic Collections
  • But… …how can you possibly collect comprehensively on all of those things?
  • But… …how can you possibly collect comprehensively on all of those things? You Can’t!!
  • Using Thematic Collections to Fill Collecting Gaps
  • Using Thematic Collections to Fill Collecting Gaps
  • NDSR@NLM: The Project Build and Maintain a thematic Web collection: “Disorders of the Developing and Aging Brain: Autism and Alzheimer’s on the Web” 64 Seeds evenly split, covering 6-7 perspectives: – – – – – – – Current Understanding Caretakers (first-person resources, primarily blogs of caretakers) Patients/Sufferers (also first-person, also primarily blogs) Research Causes Treatment Prevention (for Alzheimer’s only)
  • NDSR@NLM: The Model Thematic Collections as “Two Sides of the Same Coin”: Teen pregnancy and infertility Diabetes Type 1 and Diabetes Type 2 Scoliosis and Osteoarthritis Eating disorders and obesity Diagnoses made during development and in old age.
  • NDSR@FSL: The Project 1) Test and document local workflows for web archive collection creation, collection expansion, and collection quality control: • Folger Shakespeare Library Websites and Social Media • Shakespeare Festivals and Theatrical Companies 2) Create a new collection including adding seeds and metadata, running crawls, and performing post-crawl Quality Assurance routines
  • NDSR@FSL: Looking Back The Folger represents less than 13% of institutions conducting Web Archiving projects As per the 2012 NDSA Web Archiving Survey Results Shakespeare Festivals and Theatrical Companies • Print directories could not keep up – 40 North American festivals in 1983* to over 300 websites currently in the Folger collection • Collection compliments Folger organization and user interests – Active Theatre program and loyal audience *Goodland, Katharine, and John O’Connor. A Director of Shakespeare in Performance 1970-1990. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.
  • NDSR@FSL: Participation and Outreach STAKEHOLDERS COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT Collection Development Committee STAKEHOLDERS Open Discussion Web Archiving Community, “Thematic” Community OUR AUDIENCE Open Discussion PROJECT INVOLVEMENT Collaboration
  • NDSR@FSL: Moving Forward… Shakespeare in the Media Prominent (Modern) Shakespearean Actors and Actresses
  • Maureen & Jaime Web Archives!