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Building digital collection an evaluation

  1. 1. Building digital collections: An evaluation Murari P Tapaswi National Institute of Oceanography Library Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR) Dona Paula 403004 Goa e-mail: [email_address] Key note at NACLIN, 15-18 June 2010 BITS, Pilani, Goa Campus
  2. 2. Digital Collection vs Digital Library <ul><li>Digital Collection </li></ul><ul><li>Organized assembly of digital information objects (e.g. pdf files) </li></ul><ul><li>Metadata describing those objects </li></ul><ul><li>Metadata describing the overall collection </li></ul>
  3. 3. Digital Collection vs Digital Library <ul><li>Digital Library </li></ul><ul><li>Value-added service to the digital collection </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Usability features : Search and discovery utilities, browse and interpretative interfaces, view and output, navigation help, etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>User opinion : Satisfaction, feedback, etc. </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Digital collection evaluation parameters <ul><li>Collection development policy </li></ul><ul><li>Collections on what? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Organization’s documents </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Specific subject/discipline </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Type </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Periodicity / Coverage </li></ul>
  5. 5. Digital collection evaluation parameters <ul><li>Collection development policy </li></ul><ul><li>Digitization process </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Digitization policy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Digitization of documents </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Formats </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Deposition process </li></ul>
  6. 6. Digital collection evaluation parameters <ul><li>Currency </li></ul><ul><li>Metadata </li></ul><ul><li>Respecting intellectual property </li></ul><ul><li>Curation and preservation </li></ul><ul><li>Interoperability </li></ul><ul><li>Sustainability over time </li></ul><ul><li>Uniqueness </li></ul>
  7. 7. Thank you! Let the digital collections in India grow!
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