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Once and Future Digital Collections



Presentation for a LYRASIS/OCLC web seminar on "The Future of Collections

Presentation for a LYRASIS/OCLC web seminar on "The Future of Collections



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  • Once and FutureDigital Collectionsat the University of ScrantonKristen Yarmeykristen.yarmey@scranton.edu
  • Content
  • www.scranton.edu/library/digitalcollectionsNow:• 15 CONTENTdm collections– 13 University Archives• 11 public– 2 Special Collections• Primarily digitized• ̴̴700 GB of digital content
  • Future:• Born digital– University records– Student publications• Web archiving– University web content• In progress via Archive-It– Social media• Digital special collections
  • Staffingand Workflow
  • Now:• Digital Services Librarian• Systems Specialist• Brilliant student workers• With help from:– Archives and Special Collections– Cataloging– Library administration– University Information Resources
  • Workflow
  • Future:• Flexible, project-based staffing• Full implementation of workflow• Better project tracking• More collaboration with other Universitydepartments, community partners
  • Digitization andAccession
  • Now:• In house– Photographs– Documents– Negatives– Slides• Outsourcing– Bound volumes– Oversized materials– Web archiving
  • Future:• Digitization by:– Campus and community partners– Faculty and other scholars– Donors– Citizen archivists• Digital accession:– Automated harvest– Digital submission– Boxes of old CDs/floppies • ASERL webinars
  • Description andAccess
  • Now:• Customized schemas forspecific collection needs• Based on Dublin Core• OAI-PMH enabled– Best practices guide• Map to MARC usingWorldCat Digital CollectionGateway• Collection level– Object level• Page/image level
  • CONTENTdmdigitalservices.scranton.edu
  • Encore Harvesterencore.scranton.edu
  • PA Digital Librarypadl.pitt.edu
  • WorldCatwww.worldcat.org
  • Google… kind of
  • Future:• Automated harvesting• User-submitted metadata and corrections• Linked data!• DPLA?– 2-year pilot with Service and Content Hubs– Metadata harvested from Hubs via OAI-PMH– See draft DPLA metadata schema (RDF)– Dataset available via API
  • Publication
  • Project Client
  • Landing Pages
  • Thumbnail view
  • Grid view
  • Website configuration tool
  • Custom pages
  • Future• CONTENTdm feature requests– Flipbook viewer– Improved compound object searching– Easier and more granular options for restrictingitems within collections– Move items between collections• Contextualization and Visualization– Viewshare?– Omeka?• Cross search web archives?
  • Maintenance andPreservation
  • Now• Workstation holds full resolutionrepository• Onsite backup to external drives• Offsite backup via Jungle Disk toAmazon S3• CONTENTdm server in data centerholds access images and metadata• Some materials also available onInternet Archive• Archive-It stores web archivingdata
  • Future• More robustpreservation system• Consortial or vendorsolutions?• TRAC: TrustedRepositories Audit andCertification
  • Promotion andOutreach
  • Postcards, Moo Cards,and Digital Signage
  • Press Releases
  • Campus Displays
  • Scan-on-Demand
  • Class projects
  • Alumni and donor gifts
  • Limited Edition Moleskines www.scranton.edu/library/zanerbloser/store
  • Facebook Timelinewww.facebook.com/universityofscranton
  • Flickr Then & Nowwww.flickr.com/photos/universityofscrantonlibrary
  • Mystery Photoswww.flickr.com/photos/universityofscrantonlibrary
  • Pinterest boardspinterest.com/uofslibrary/
  • History Pinwww.historypin.com/channels/view/7195265/
  • Future• Send us your Stories web form• Mobile tour of campus• Metadata games• Multitouch table
  • Assessment
  • Download count: 5,600+
  • Google Analytics
  • Google Analytics
  • User feedback“I just want to say thank you to the University for putting the yearbooks online. My father… graduated in 1940. I had not seen that photo in 30 years.”“You have no idea how thrilled my sister and I are to see these images. Myfather died when I was four so I never knew him.”“My son… presented the pictures on a wall board that I recv’d at mysurprise 80th birthday party. My eight grandchildren were tasked withfinding ‘Pop-Pop.’ I appreciate all you have done in making the pastavailable for my family.”“I’ve been wanting to access peer theses for years… it’s suddenly easy to do.”
  • User pins and posts
  • User generated content
  • Future• More refined implementation andfrequent review of analytics• Alerts for social media posts• Articulate value of digital collections andrelation to University mission
  • Thank you!Questions?Kristen Yarmeykristen.yarmey@scranton.edu