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    FFL & CNYH FFL & CNYH Presentation Transcript

    • Fayetteville Free Library & CNY Heritage
      Leah Sopchak
      FFL Digitization Intern
    • Fayetteville Free Library
      A suburban member of the Onondaga County Public Library System
      Local History special collection
      Sought involvement with CNY Heritage to increase visibility & accessibility of materials in the LH collection
      Role in CNYH project: providing the “manpower” to begin populating the site
    • Staff Involvement
      Director of Digital Initiatives
      Oversaw intern, provide technical support, attended digitization training
      Local History Librarian:
      Helped with selection process and obtaining copyright permissions
      SU Intern #1:
      Helped develop project handbook, training materials, CNYH Metadata Style Guide, and CNYH wiki
      Lots of research and documentation of the process
      SU Intern #2:
      Came on to start the actual work of populating the digital library
    • Selection
      Strongly utilized Local History librarian
      Basic guidelines for the collections:
      Should be of high interest to the FFL community
      Should already be organized and have some metadata available or inherent
      Must be in an appropriate format and physical condition for scanning
      Must have rights and permissions for electronic distribution secured or securable
    • Copyright
      Copyright has proven to be a major issue for us in terms of the collections and items we’ve selected for our digital library.
      Possession of originals does not equal ownership of copyright.
      We worked with copyrights owners to:
      Secure permissions
      Choose the wording of the copyright statement
      Determine how to handle requests for images
    • Pilot Collection: Green Lakes I
      250+ photos taken by the original superintendent of Green Lakes State Park in the 1920s-30s
      Features images of the CCC, a public works relief program created under the New Deal
      Digitized by his son, Richard, in 2003
      Given to the library with a binder that attributed each photo with a caption
      Given with written consent to be reproduced and published at will
    • CONTENTdm
      Used CONTENTdm collections management software that for the storage and retrieval of our digital objects
      Used DM’s Project Client software to populate our collection
      Attributed metadata to these objects using the Client, and then uploaded them to our collection on the Internet
      Images needed to be converted into tiffs before uploading into CONTENTdm
      Can be done through Adobe Photoshop
    • Metadata
      Utilized the CNYH Metadata Style Guide, which was based on:
      The North Country Digital History Metadata Style Guide
      The Hudson River Valley Heritage metadata elements
      These, in turn, were based on the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative (DCMI)
      A vocabulary of fifteen properties for use in resource description.
      Ex: Title, creator, description, date statement, copyright statement, etc.
    • Scanning
      FFL bought an EPSON Perfection V750 Pro scanner suitable for scanning letter-size and smaller documents.
      Standards for Scanning:
      Referred to the CNYH Project Handbook, which has best practices based on BCR’s CDP Digital Imaging Best Practices Version 2.0
    • Results
      FFL Local History librarian has been able to utilize this collection for numerous reference questions
      We’ve promoted CNY Heritage as a resource for our other reference librarians during staff training sessions
      Pertinent materials from our local history collection are now available to our patrons at the click of a button