Collections in the Digital Age: Exciting Times for Preservation and Access

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Presentation at the 2011 Utah Museums Association Conference.

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  • 1. Collections in the Digital Age: Exciting Times for Preservation and Access Kaia Landon Director Brigham City Museum
  • 2. Issues to Consider
  • 3. What’s the Point?
    • Involve/engage public?
    • Aid researchers?
    • Altruistic (share the collection)?
    • Minimize staff time on requests?
    • Gain publicity?
    • Image rights/reproductions sales?
    • Increase donations?
    • ???
  • 4. Project Design: Funding
    • Grants
    • Regular budget
    • Donations
    • Sponsors
  • 5. Project Design: Labor
    • Regular Staff
    • Volunteers
    • Interns
    • Temporary Staff
  • 6. What to Digitize? What about Copyright?
    • Historical Collections (photos and text):
      • Public domain (1922)
      • No known copyright
      • Smaller images online only
    • Art
    • No 3D objects
    • Oral Histories
    • Fair Use & DMCA
  • 7. Digitizing Audio
    • Tools needed:
    • Cassette Player
    • Appropriate cable
    • Computer
    • Software (Audacity)
    • Time
    • OR $$$$
  • 8. Choices for online access
    • All? Some
    • Watermarks? Image size?
    • Members only? Part of a consortium?
    • Web hosting considerations
  • 9. PastPerfect
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  • 15. Collective Access
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  • 17. Collection Space
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  • 20. Mimsy XG
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  • 23. KE Emu
  • 24. eHive
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  • 26. Omeka
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  • 33. Pachyderm
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  • 36. OpenExhibits
  • 37. All the Rest
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  • 39. QUESTIONS?