THE ART OF BOOKS FROM THE REAL TO THE VIRTUAL:  Jessica Lacher-Feldman Curator of Rare Books  and Special Collections & As...
To be covered…  <ul><li>So, what is a  publishers’ binding ?? </li></ul><ul><li>The IMLS grant-funded  project  – concept,...
What is a Publishers’ Binding? <ul><li>Roughly 1834-1930 </li></ul><ul><li>Styles range greatly </li></ul><ul><li>Key poin...
What is a Publishers’ Binding? <ul><li>Through PBO, a greater understanding of the publishers’ binding – both in the broad...
The PBO Project
Overview: The PBO Project <ul><li>IMLS -funded National Leadership Grant (awarded 2003 and ended in 2008) </li></ul><ul><l...
Deliverables for the PBO Project <ul><li>Providing “Up to 10,000 images from up to 5,000 book bindings”  </li></ul><ul><li...
Audience/Users: Use and interest from many different disciplines:  <ul><li>Book artists  Art historians  Graphic designers...
The Project Scope <ul><li>Date range : 1815 – 1930 </li></ul><ul><li>Geographic range : American plus… </li></ul><ul><li>L...
Goals for the PBO Project <ul><li>Provide  access  to a large collection of 19 th   and early 20 th  c. bindings from two ...
Access :  Bringing collections together in one virtual location
Outreach:  Giving something to the world that is useful, fun, educational, cool, and beautiful!
The Participants:  A Model for Collaboration <ul><li>The University of Alabama  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Lead Institution -- ...
The  Process
Metadata: The Core of the Project  <ul><li>Fundamental question: </li></ul><ul><li>What  are we describing? </li></ul><ul>...
<ul><li>BUT: Bibliographic information is included in  the metadata </li></ul>How PBO Works:  Metadata at the Core of the ...
Metadata: Example Record
Metadata: Dublin Core Record Subject terms
Developing a  Controlled Vocabulary <ul><li>Needed terms that described  art objects </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Librarians work...
Metadata: Developing a Controlled Vocabulary <ul><li>The controlled vocabulary on its own serves as an invaluable tool for...
Earliest version of themes/”controlled vocabulary” form – we now have over 1800 terms
Description form
Developing a  Controlled Vocabulary
<ul><li>Title:   Odds and ends : poems and memoirs of  William Robert Moore  Author:    Moore, William Robert, 1830-1909  ...
<ul><li>Each institution responsible for scanning </li></ul><ul><li>Typically, two scans*  </li></ul><ul><li>taken from ea...
Image Reformatting: Standards <ul><li>Master files: 300 or 600 dpi uncompressed  TIFs in 24-bit color (UA=600, UW=300) </l...
PBO:  The Database
The Database <ul><li>Customized  SiteSearch   </li></ul><ul><li>Database originally developed </li></ul><ul><li>by OCLC, w...
“ Simple Search”  Fully keyword searchable
Search Results: Brief view
Search results: Record View
Multi-Image View (1)
The Database: Multi-Image View (2)
The Database: Gallery View
Gallery view: side by side comparisons!
The Database: Email Records/Images; Export as XML Export or email records
The Database: Save Image Saving images is easy –  Right-click enabled
The Database: Guided Search Typical advanced search interface – boolean operators
The Database: Full Descriptions
The Database: “Clickable” Subject Headings
Database as a foundation  <ul><li>Searching and browsing shows trends and themes </li></ul><ul><li>Researchers can and do ...
Vashti  manuscript
PBO: Value-added materials and components… Subject specialization!
Value-added resources on PBO:  Mining the database & giving things back  <ul><li>Web-based  exhibits </li></ul><ul><li>Fro...
Original website design
Current website design
Exhibits
Lectures, events, tie-ins
Value-Added Components: For scholars and students of the book <ul><li>Development of a searchable  glossary  of related te...
Glossary of  bindings-related terms <ul><li>456   glossary terms  included –  from  A dhesive Binding   to  Y awning Board...
Value-Added Components:  Galleries and Essays <ul><li>Galleries  expand upon holdings in the database  </li></ul><ul><li>N...
Artistic, Historical,  & Literary Galleries
Galleries
Value-Added Components:  Galleries on Collections <ul><li>Max Kade Institute  (University of  Wisconsin-Madison) </li></ul...
Value-Added Components:  Galleries on Artistic Styles & Movements <ul><li>Arts and Crafts </li></ul><ul><li>Art Nouveau </...
From the gallery, view examples!
Value-Added Components:  Aesthetics and Artistic Styles,  Visual Literacy  and Artistic Techniques
Value-Added Components:  Historical Galleries <ul><li>Historical events, places & movements </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Civil Wa...
Value-Added Components:  Literary Galleries <ul><li>Literature:  books and authors </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Lafcadio Hearn </...
Through  galleries , book titles are linked to full text when available/ appropriate via  Project Gutenberg ,  Bartleby  –...
Value-Added Components:  Gallery Links <ul><li>Gallery essays include  links  from important terms to educational sites th...
Value-Added Components:  Gallery Links <ul><li>Canned searches  take visitors from the  galleries   to related material  <...
Value-Added Materials:  Sample Lesson Plans <ul><li>Civil War literature  </li></ul><ul><li>Industrial Revolution  </li></...
Value-Added Components:  Research Tools/Galleries on aspects of Bindings and book binding techniques <ul><li>Binding tools...
Value-Added Components:  Signed & Designer Bindings <ul><li>Engaged in the ongoing development of a new resource for  sign...
Building on scholarship and bringing information together  for users of all kinds
A growing resource that explores binding designers and links directly to our database. Comments and assistance welcome!
There  are 2123  publishers  included in PBO  to date –  this map takes  users to a complete list of publishers by region!...
Publishers Across the Land
Collaboration with Teaching Faculty: Expanding scholarship through bindings  Indians, the Frontier, and the  West in Ameri...
The PBO Project: University-level  Teaching and Research College-level use of PBO in Art History and American Studies cour...
New Participants  Sustainability and Growth <ul><li>Louisiana State University “test” </li></ul><ul><li>Additional institu...
New Participants:  Growth & Progress <ul><li>The Minsky Collection </li></ul>
New Participants:  Growth & Progress <ul><li>LSU Test Project </li></ul>
One virtual location
Value-Added Components:  For Librarians/Archivists/Digital Programs  <ul><li>Development of  tutorials  and help pages to ...
Scholarly Impact <ul><li>Collaboration  is bringing teaching faculty and other scholars to special collections resources i...
<ul><li>Interested parties of all kinds have contributed knowledge and ideas --- Reaching beyond the our own expertise and...
Yes, it’s the PBO wiki!
PBO: Publicity and Outreach <ul><li>Academic & community presentations </li></ul><ul><li>Articles, reviews & podcasts </li...
Marketing & Promoting Digital Projects: PBO as  case study <ul><li>Part of our PBO deliverables </li></ul><ul><li>Understa...
Scholarly Impact Journal article on PBO  as a model for…
PBO informational poster
PBO giveaway calendar
<ul><li>Potential  future contribution   from other repositories in the US and abroad… </li></ul><ul><li>Potential  future...
<ul><li>Collection assessment of circulating collections – not for content but for  their covers – artistic expression </l...
Final thoughts… <ul><li>The virtual can truly further the analog –  digital access creates new awareness, scholarship, exc...
<ul><li>The database and website is free and open to all –  We welcome and encourage comments and thoughts! </li></ul><ul>...
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    1. 1. THE ART OF BOOKS FROM THE REAL TO THE VIRTUAL: Jessica Lacher-Feldman Curator of Rare Books and Special Collections & Associate Professor The University of Alabama The Artistic, Cultural, and Historical Significance of American Decorated Publishers' Bindings
    2. 2. To be covered… <ul><li>So, what is a publishers’ binding ?? </li></ul><ul><li>The IMLS grant-funded project – concept, ideas and deliverables </li></ul><ul><li>The process –a little bit of how the project came together </li></ul><ul><li>The database – functionality and fun </li></ul><ul><li>The value-added materials and components – all of the extras that make PBO what it is </li></ul><ul><li>Next steps: Where do we go from here? </li></ul>
    3. 3. What is a Publishers’ Binding? <ul><li>Roughly 1834-1930 </li></ul><ul><li>Styles range greatly </li></ul><ul><li>Key points: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Process of binding done in “bulk” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Process of bindings done by the publisher – no longer being done at a separate bindery. </li></ul></ul>
    4. 4. What is a Publishers’ Binding? <ul><li>Through PBO, a greater understanding of the publishers’ binding – both in the broadest sense, and in a very granular way – single books, details, and issues, as well as the ability to compare side by side. </li></ul>
    5. 5. The PBO Project
    6. 6. Overview: The PBO Project <ul><li>IMLS -funded National Leadership Grant (awarded 2003 and ended in 2008) </li></ul><ul><li>Model collaborative digital project </li></ul><ul><li>An opportunity to highlight collections and present them innovatively </li></ul><ul><li>Building beyond core grant deliverables and originally projected outcomes </li></ul>
    7. 7. Deliverables for the PBO Project <ul><li>Providing “Up to 10,000 images from up to 5,000 book bindings” </li></ul><ul><li>– fully populated database now has 5297 books and 12,892 images! </li></ul><ul><li>Images and metadata available in a free, online full-text searchable database </li></ul><ul><li>Develop a broad range of value-added materials to benefit end users of all kinds </li></ul>
    8. 8. Audience/Users: Use and interest from many different disciplines: <ul><li>Book artists Art historians Graphic designers Librarians archivists Conservators Literary scholars students American Studies faculty Historians Advertising & Communications professionals Marketing scholars K-12 students Teachers Scholars Collectors Readers General public enthusiasts </li></ul>
    9. 9. The Project Scope <ul><li>Date range : 1815 – 1930 </li></ul><ul><li>Geographic range : American plus… </li></ul><ul><li>Languages: English plus…. </li></ul>
    10. 10. Goals for the PBO Project <ul><li>Provide access to a large collection of 19 th and early 20 th c. bindings from two (plus!) locations </li></ul><ul><li>As an outreach tool, promoting collections and awareness </li></ul><ul><li>Appeal to a broad audience </li></ul><ul><li>Scholarly and popular use </li></ul><ul><li>Practical, beautiful, functional, educational </li></ul><ul><li>Room to grow… </li></ul><ul><li>A model for other projects </li></ul>
    11. 11. Access : Bringing collections together in one virtual location
    12. 12. Outreach: Giving something to the world that is useful, fun, educational, cool, and beautiful!
    13. 13. The Participants: A Model for Collaboration <ul><li>The University of Alabama </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Lead Institution -- Project managed at UA </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reporting, publicity, research, value-added materials, website, outreach </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The University of Wisconsin-Madison </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Technical Expertise – SiteSearch database, metadata capture mechanism, etc… </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Advisory Committee, consultants, and others </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Individuals with broad range of knowledge providing expertise and advise in various areas – all welcome and needed! </li></ul></ul>
    14. 14. The Process
    15. 15. Metadata: The Core of the Project <ul><li>Fundamental question: </li></ul><ul><li>What are we describing? </li></ul><ul><li>Book as bibliographic entity </li></ul><ul><li>or </li></ul><ul><li>as “art object” ? </li></ul>
    16. 16. <ul><li>BUT: Bibliographic information is included in the metadata </li></ul>How PBO Works: Metadata at the Core of the Project What we describe In PBO = book as object
    17. 17. Metadata: Example Record
    18. 18. Metadata: Dublin Core Record Subject terms
    19. 19. Developing a Controlled Vocabulary <ul><li>Needed terms that described art objects </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Librarians worked closely w/ content specialists to develop list </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Format </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Library of Congress Subject Headings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Getty Art and Architecture Thesaurus </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Some local terms </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Controlled vocabulary list evolved with project </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Positive: Allowed for continuity between institutions and for future collaboration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Negative: Previously created records may lack newly added, relevant terms; increased cost to add new terms to older records </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Controlled vocabulary is the foundation of all teaching, search, and research tools </li></ul>
    20. 20. Metadata: Developing a Controlled Vocabulary <ul><li>The controlled vocabulary on its own serves as an invaluable tool for understanding 19 th c. bindings and 19 th c. American culture as a whole – a window into the past! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Architecture--Houses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bookbinding--Edge treatment--All gilt </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Transportation--Mechanized — Automobiles </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Clothing/Accessories--Shoes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cooking/Culinary--Kitchens </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Creatures/Supernatural beings--Demons </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Decoration/Ornament--Trees/Plants </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Industry--Factories </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Landscape/Nature--Celestial/Space </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Travel/Exploration--Africa </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Weaponry--Guns/Rifles </li></ul></ul>
    21. 21. Earliest version of themes/”controlled vocabulary” form – we now have over 1800 terms
    22. 22. Description form
    23. 23. Developing a Controlled Vocabulary
    24. 24.
    25. 25. <ul><li>Title:   Odds and ends : poems and memoirs of William Robert Moore Author:   Moore, William Robert, 1830-1909 Date:   1903 Place/Time:   United States Publisher:   Memphis, Tennessee: Press of Eyre Brothers Description:   Orange ungrained cloth. Black stamping on front and spine. No decoration on back. Inscribed by the author. Subjects:   Decoration/Ornament--Arabesque / Decoration/Ornament--Cartouche/Emblem / Decoration/Ornament--Floral--Lilies / Music--Instruments--Lutes / Creatures/Supernatural beings--Cupid / People--Men / People--Women / Symbols--Hearts / Religious--Symbols--Devil / Creatures/Supernatural beings--Demons / Profession/Trade--Fools/Jesters / Weaponry--Bows/Arrows / Book-cloth--Color--Orange / Book-cloth--Ungrained / Bookbinding--Techniques--Black stamping Language:   English Type:   Stillimage Format:   Height: 19 cm.; Width: 15 cm.; Depth: 3 cm. Call Number:   PS2430.M7 O5 1903x Is Part Of:   Publishers' Bindings Online, 1815-1930: The Art of Books Rights:   Collection may be protected under Title 17 of the U.S. Copyright Law. Terms:   To obtain permission to publish or reproduce, please contact the University of Alabama's W. S. Hoole Special Collections Library at archives@bama.ua.edu. Submitter:   University of Alabama Libraries. W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library, Alabama Collection. Local Identifier:   PBO.pba01277.bib </li></ul>
    26. 26. <ul><li>Each institution responsible for scanning </li></ul><ul><li>Typically, two scans* </li></ul><ul><li>taken from each book; </li></ul><ul><li>two to five scans per book </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Front cover* </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Spine* </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Back cover </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>End papers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Other views </li></ul></ul>Image Reformatting/Digitization
    27. 27. Image Reformatting: Standards <ul><li>Master files: 300 or 600 dpi uncompressed TIFs in 24-bit color (UA=600, UW=300) </li></ul><ul><li>Black background for visual consistency and to minimize light reflection and glare </li></ul><ul><li>Filters (such as sharpening) off </li></ul><ul><li>Very little image enhancement, other than tight cropping </li></ul><ul><li>All books presented in “as is” condition </li></ul><ul><li>Many books are (or were!) located in circulating collections – call numbers written on spines or tagged on covers, etc. </li></ul>
    28. 28. PBO: The Database
    29. 29. The Database <ul><li>Customized SiteSearch </li></ul><ul><li>Database originally developed </li></ul><ul><li>by OCLC, with great </li></ul><ul><li>functionality : </li></ul><ul><li>Image behaviors like Gallery and multi-image view </li></ul><ul><li>Email records function </li></ul><ul><li>Export records as XML function </li></ul><ul><li>Fully searchable </li></ul><ul><li>Hyperlinked subject terms to allow for fluid searching </li></ul>
    30. 30. “ Simple Search” Fully keyword searchable
    31. 31. Search Results: Brief view
    32. 32. Search results: Record View
    33. 33. Multi-Image View (1)
    34. 34. The Database: Multi-Image View (2)
    35. 35. The Database: Gallery View
    36. 36. Gallery view: side by side comparisons!
    37. 37. The Database: Email Records/Images; Export as XML Export or email records
    38. 38. The Database: Save Image Saving images is easy – Right-click enabled
    39. 39. The Database: Guided Search Typical advanced search interface – boolean operators
    40. 40. The Database: Full Descriptions
    41. 41. The Database: “Clickable” Subject Headings
    42. 42. Database as a foundation <ul><li>Searching and browsing shows trends and themes </li></ul><ul><li>Researchers can and do uncover things for their own work through PBO </li></ul><ul><li>Donors can find new homes… </li></ul>From pba02426 to a new ribbon embossed cloth discovery!
    43. 43. Vashti manuscript
    44. 44. PBO: Value-added materials and components… Subject specialization!
    45. 45. Value-added resources on PBO: Mining the database & giving things back <ul><li>Web-based exhibits </li></ul><ul><li>From virtual to real – exhibiting the books in “the flesh” </li></ul><ul><li>Presentations and classroom lectures </li></ul><ul><li>Podcasts/Vodcasts </li></ul><ul><li>Galleries and essays </li></ul><ul><li>Adapting content of PBO for use by many different disciplines </li></ul>
    46. 46. Original website design
    47. 47. Current website design
    48. 48. Exhibits
    49. 49. Lectures, events, tie-ins
    50. 50. Value-Added Components: For scholars and students of the book <ul><li>Development of a searchable glossary of related terminology for publishers’ bindings-related description </li></ul><ul><li>Development of a comprehensive and growing bibliography that includes both print and digital resources </li></ul><ul><li>Potentially making available out-of-print and limited access resources relating to 19 th century bindings – stay tuned! </li></ul><ul><li>“ Galleries” – essays, images, and additional information in a broad range of areas </li></ul>
    51. 51. Glossary of bindings-related terms <ul><li>456 glossary terms included – from A dhesive Binding to Y awning Boards </li></ul><ul><li>Terms defined using ten authorities: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Glaister’s Encyclopaedia of the Book </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Diehl’s Bookbinding: Its Background and Technique </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Carter’s ABC for Book Collectors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Gaskell’s A New Introduction to Bibliography </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Gascoigne’s How to Identify Prints… </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Gettens’s Painting Materials… </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>APPA’s Dictionary of Paper </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Oxford Companion to the Decorative Arts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hunter’s Papermaking: The History and Technique… </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Roberts/Etherington’s Bookbinding & the Conservation of Books </li></ul></ul>
    52. 52. Value-Added Components: Galleries and Essays <ul><li>Galleries expand upon holdings in the database </li></ul><ul><li>Narrative essays expand value of the project by providing both context and content </li></ul><ul><li>Over 30 galleries available to date </li></ul>
    53. 53. Artistic, Historical, & Literary Galleries
    54. 54. Galleries
    55. 55. Value-Added Components: Galleries on Collections <ul><li>Max Kade Institute (University of Wisconsin-Madison) </li></ul><ul><li>Wade Hall Collection (University of Alabama) </li></ul>
    56. 56. Value-Added Components: Galleries on Artistic Styles & Movements <ul><li>Arts and Crafts </li></ul><ul><li>Art Nouveau </li></ul><ul><li>Eastlake Style </li></ul><ul><li>Poster Style </li></ul><ul><li>Neoclassical </li></ul><ul><li>Japonisme, etc. </li></ul>
    57. 57. From the gallery, view examples!
    58. 58. Value-Added Components: Aesthetics and Artistic Styles, Visual Literacy and Artistic Techniques
    59. 59. Value-Added Components: Historical Galleries <ul><li>Historical events, places & movements </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Civil War (includes sub-galleries on Abraham Lincoln and Heroes of the “Lost Cause”) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cult of Domesticity/ Women’s Rights </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Industrial Revolution </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The American West </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>New Orleans </li></ul></ul>
    60. 60. Value-Added Components: Literary Galleries <ul><li>Literature: books and authors </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Lafcadio Hearn </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Paul Lawrence Dunbar </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Louisa May Alcott </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mark Twain </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Uncle Tom’s Cabin </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ellen Glasgow </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>etc. </li></ul></ul>
    61. 61. Through galleries , book titles are linked to full text when available/ appropriate via Project Gutenberg , Bartleby –allowing researcher to extend move from binding to electronic version of actual text .
    62. 62. Value-Added Components: Gallery Links <ul><li>Gallery essays include links from important terms to educational sites that provide more information </li></ul><ul><li>Linked sites adhere to specific standards </li></ul><ul><li>Often linked sites include PBS, Library of Congress, National Park Service, universities, museums, and educational organizations </li></ul>
    63. 63. Value-Added Components: Gallery Links <ul><li>Canned searches take visitors from the galleries to related material </li></ul><ul><li>in the PBO database </li></ul>
    64. 64. Value-Added Materials: Sample Lesson Plans <ul><li>Civil War literature </li></ul><ul><li>Industrial Revolution </li></ul><ul><li>Louisa May Alcott </li></ul><ul><li>Uncle Tom’s Cabin </li></ul><ul><li>Women’s History </li></ul><ul><li>Women Writers of the 19 th c. </li></ul><ul><li>New Orleans </li></ul><ul><li>Mark Twain </li></ul><ul><li>--Adaptable to K-12 curricula </li></ul>
    65. 65. Value-Added Components: Research Tools/Galleries on aspects of Bindings and book binding techniques <ul><li>Binding tools </li></ul><ul><li>Book Cloth </li></ul><ul><li>Confederate Imprints </li></ul><ul><li>Gold & Silver/White Metal Stamping </li></ul>
    66. 66. Value-Added Components: Signed & Designer Bindings <ul><li>Engaged in the ongoing development of a new resource for signed or designer book bindings </li></ul><ul><li>Bios and canned searches for 144 identified designers and design firms, as well as canned searches and descriptions of 64 currently unknown designers with more to come – </li></ul><ul><li>Development of this resource has brought us new contacts from other repositories and scholars, and the potential for more growth – feedback and help is encouraged and is coming from all over to make this resource even better! </li></ul>
    67. 67. Building on scholarship and bringing information together for users of all kinds
    68. 68. A growing resource that explores binding designers and links directly to our database. Comments and assistance welcome!
    69. 69. There are 2123 publishers included in PBO to date – this map takes users to a complete list of publishers by region! Publishers’ Map --huge potential for growth in scholarship – making sense of a lot of data!
    70. 70. Publishers Across the Land
    71. 71. Collaboration with Teaching Faculty: Expanding scholarship through bindings Indians, the Frontier, and the West in American Bookbindings
    72. 72. The PBO Project: University-level Teaching and Research College-level use of PBO in Art History and American Studies courses, etc.
    73. 73. New Participants Sustainability and Growth <ul><li>Louisiana State University “test” </li></ul><ul><li>Additional institutions in contact regarding PBO participation </li></ul><ul><li>The Richard Minsky Collection </li></ul><ul><li>Individual scholars and collectors </li></ul><ul><li>What’s next? </li></ul>
    74. 74. New Participants: Growth & Progress <ul><li>The Minsky Collection </li></ul>
    75. 75. New Participants: Growth & Progress <ul><li>LSU Test Project </li></ul>
    76. 76. One virtual location
    77. 77. Value-Added Components: For Librarians/Archivists/Digital Programs <ul><li>Development of tutorials and help pages to assist users </li></ul><ul><li>Development of a comprehensive online project manual for this as well as future digital projects and as a potential resource for others </li></ul><ul><li>Documenting outcomes – providing models for other cultural institutions </li></ul><ul><li>New scholarship on collaboration, etc. </li></ul>
    78. 78. Scholarly Impact <ul><li>Collaboration is bringing teaching faculty and other scholars to special collections resources in new ways </li></ul><ul><li>New research and teaching tools based solely on the PBO project helps make the project more viable </li></ul><ul><li>Bringing to the forefront new and under-researched areas of scholarship and interest relating to special collections librarianship </li></ul><ul><li>Promoting the use of Special Collections materials in the classroom using digital resources </li></ul><ul><li>Creating awareness for publishers’ bindings to new audiences </li></ul>
    79. 79. <ul><li>Interested parties of all kinds have contributed knowledge and ideas --- Reaching beyond the our own expertise and getting input is a measure of our success </li></ul><ul><li>Experts and input help this project to expand, improve, and grow… </li></ul><ul><li>We are always seeking & accepting advice! Feedback and criticism brings growth </li></ul><ul><li>Getting the word out and actively promoting the project is an important component of the project </li></ul>Outreach: Future Collaboration & Cooperation
    80. 80. Yes, it’s the PBO wiki!
    81. 81. PBO: Publicity and Outreach <ul><li>Academic & community presentations </li></ul><ul><li>Articles, reviews & podcasts </li></ul><ul><li>Exhibits </li></ul><ul><li>References & Links </li></ul><ul><li>Everything documented on PBO site </li></ul>
    82. 82. Marketing & Promoting Digital Projects: PBO as case study <ul><li>Part of our PBO deliverables </li></ul><ul><li>Understanding and documenting every step we take -- if we are to provide leadership and guidance in the realm of digital projects – as national leadership grant recipients and more… </li></ul><ul><li>If we build it, they will come – not really true – how do we make sure? </li></ul>
    83. 83. Scholarly Impact Journal article on PBO as a model for…
    84. 84. PBO informational poster
    85. 85. PBO giveaway calendar
    86. 86.
    87. 87. <ul><li>Potential future contribution from other repositories in the US and abroad… </li></ul><ul><li>Potential future collaboration is limitless </li></ul><ul><li>With additional collections, the database and the project will only grow stronger </li></ul><ul><li>Potential as a web portal, clearinghouse, or consortium </li></ul><ul><li>Additional potential funding opportunities, scholarship, and ways to highlight collections, resources, knowledge, and abilities </li></ul>Looking beyond the grant: So much room to Grow
    88. 88. <ul><li>Collection assessment of circulating collections – not for content but for their covers – artistic expression </li></ul><ul><li>Defining and addressing these “ medium rare books” </li></ul><ul><li>Rethinking collection policies to accommodate these important cultural artifacts </li></ul><ul><li>Deputizing staff to identify publishers’ bindings for evaluation and possible location/status change </li></ul>Publishers’ Bindings and Art Libraries and Librarians
    89. 89. Final thoughts… <ul><li>The virtual can truly further the analog – digital access creates new awareness, scholarship, excitement, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Publishers’ bindings offer us a world to explore and share with our users – beauty in the ordinary! </li></ul>
    90. 90. <ul><li>The database and website is free and open to all – We welcome and encourage comments and thoughts! </li></ul><ul><li>Thank you! </li></ul>Accessing PBO --- http://bindings.lib.ua.edu

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