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A description of some of the initiatives in Digital Programs at the University of Kentucky

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  • University of Kentucky Libraries
    Special Collections
    and Digital Programs
    Mary Molinaro
    molinaro@uky.edu
    @marymolinaro
  • Kentuckiana Digital Library
    Begun in 1997 with funding from the state
    Initially created for finding aids from KY Libraries
    Used OCLC Site Search as content management system
    Now resides on DLXS
    Steering committee of archivists
    http://kdl.kyvl.org/
  • Kentuckiana Digital Library
    Finding Aids
    Books
    Images
    Maps
    Manuscripts
    Journals
    Newspapers
    Oral Histories
  • Beyond the Shelf
    In 2002 IMLS funded project to digitize 1000 books on Kentucky from microfilm
    Preselected material from SOLINET Cooperative Microfilm Project
    Project very “boutique”
    Balance quality vs. quantity
  • Post QC image
    Source document image
    Microfilm image
  • National Digital Newspaper Program
    Funded by NEH
    Phase 1 - 2005 – we are now in Phase 3
    Chronicling America http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/
    We proposed a totally in-house process!
    We also serve this content from the KDL
  • meta|morphosis: a film to digital workshop
  • Digitizing Oral History
    Louie B Nunn Center for Oral History
    30 years of oral history
    Developed software to synch audio to searchable transcript – OHMS
    Equipment reviews on YouTube
  • In Summary…
    We have deep expertise in imaging, newspaper conversion, microfilm-to-digital conversion, and oral history
    We are a “can-do” operation
    We like to help others gain skills in these areas
    We are currently working on projects with “born digital” newspaper content and digital preservation