HISTORICAL SOCIETIES IN MINNESOTA


SCANNING
Results from a November 2008 MHS survey
Scanning Survey


           Who scans?
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80

70

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40

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20

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     Yes                      No
Scanning Survey



     What’s Being Scanned
90
80
70
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10
 0
Scanning Survey

PHOTOGRAPHS, MAPS, MANUSCRIPTS

    Photographs are a popular item to digitize. What makes

    them sta...
Scanning Survey



     Reasons to Scan
80
70
60
50
40
30
20
10
 0
Scanning Survey



      Approach to Scanning
50
45
40
35
30
25
20
 15
10
  5
  0
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     Technical Specs: Resolutions
40
35
30
25
20
15
10
 5
0
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           Metadata Standards
35

30

25

20

15

10

 5

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     Yes            No          Don't Know
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     Keeping a Record of Their Scanning?
35

30

25

20

15

10

 5

0
          Yes                    ...
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                    Indexing Scans
12

10

8

6

4

2

0
     Past Perfect         Database    Paper
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      Preserving Scans?
20
 18
 16
 14
 12
10
  8
  6
  4
  2
  0
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               Displaying the Scans
25


20


15


10


 5


0
     Website            MDL           Doe...
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               Digital Preservation Planning

60

50

40

30

20

10

0
     Accept Born Digital Collect...
Scanning Survey


METADATA – DISPLAY - PRESERVATION
    Societies are digitizing portions of their collections, but

    ...
Scanning Survey




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Fall 2009 Survey Results - Scanning

  1. 1. HISTORICAL SOCIETIES IN MINNESOTA SCANNING Results from a November 2008 MHS survey
  2. 2. Scanning Survey Who scans? 90 80 70 60 50 40 30 20 10 0 Yes No
  3. 3. Scanning Survey What’s Being Scanned 90 80 70 60 50 40 30 20 10 0
  4. 4. Scanning Survey PHOTOGRAPHS, MAPS, MANUSCRIPTS Photographs are a popular item to digitize. What makes  them stand out? They’re engaging and straightforward  Provide an interesting entry point to the collection  Reuse can provide revenue  Support from the MDL to mount collection provides catalyst 
  5. 5. Scanning Survey Reasons to Scan 80 70 60 50 40 30 20 10 0
  6. 6. Scanning Survey Approach to Scanning 50 45 40 35 30 25 20 15 10 5 0
  7. 7. Scanning Survey Technical Specs: Resolutions 40 35 30 25 20 15 10 5 0
  8. 8. Scanning Survey Metadata Standards 35 30 25 20 15 10 5 0 Yes No Don't Know
  9. 9. Scanning Survey Keeping a Record of Their Scanning? 35 30 25 20 15 10 5 0 Yes No
  10. 10. Scanning Survey Indexing Scans 12 10 8 6 4 2 0 Past Perfect Database Paper
  11. 11. Scanning Survey Preserving Scans? 20 18 16 14 12 10 8 6 4 2 0
  12. 12. Scanning Survey Displaying the Scans 25 20 15 10 5 0 Website MDL Does Not Display
  13. 13. Scanning Survey Digital Preservation Planning 60 50 40 30 20 10 0 Accept Born Digital Collections? Institutional Commitment to Preserving Digital Data Yes In Development No
  14. 14. Scanning Survey METADATA – DISPLAY - PRESERVATION Societies are digitizing portions of their collections, but  are not tagging that content for retrieval and access. Societies need preservation solutions  What solutions are needed?  Good, better, best practices   Tutorials? Mechanism for content display?  Shared preservation solution?
  15. 15. Scanning Survey THANKS

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