IMLS DCC Progress Update to the Chief Officers of State Library Agencies (COSLA)

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IMLS Digital Collections and Content Project Progress Update.

Presentation to Chief Officers of State Library Agencies (COSLA). October 2009. Incline Village, NV.

Full version of these slides is also available at the IMLS Digital Collections and Conent website at:
http://imlsdcc.grainger.uiuc.edu/docs/cosla_FA2009_slides.pdf

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  • Regrets from Carole. My background.
  • Contextual mass - see Companion to DH.
  • New Opening History Collection Policy 161 New IMLS funded collections 168 collections from Digital Library Federation (DLF) American Social History Online 391 collections from state libraries
  • Sine 2008. Items 0 136,324 8,500 600 25,000 66,000 0 22,628 13,275 0
  • Sine 2008. Items 0 136,324 8,500 600 25,000 66,000 0 22,628 13,275 0
  • Welcome recommendations from partners. Connecting with state blgs. Connecting to us from National Archives, etc.
  • Studies of researchers’ use of cultural heritage materials suggest that neither collection-level nor item-level metadata alone sufficiently meet their needs,. Problem is compounded when information is drawn from across libraries, archives, and museums into shared aggregations. Our current interfaces loosely connect collection-level descriptions and item-level records through hyperlinks, but our aim is provide users a quick sense of a collection's contours or the context from which items are drawn.
  • Studies of researchers’ use of cultural heritage materials suggest that neither collection-level nor item-level metadata alone sufficiently meet their needs,. Problem is compounded when information is drawn from across libraries, archives, and museums into shared aggregations. Our current interfaces loosely connect collection-level descriptions and item-level records through hyperlinks, but our aim is provide users a quick sense of a collection's contours or the context from which items are drawn.

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  • 1. IMLS DCC: Improving the Visibility and Value of Our Digital Cultural Heritage Richard J. Urban Center for Informatics Research in Science and Scholarship University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign COSLA, 27 October 2009
  • 2.
    • These Slides are Available at:
    • http://imlsdcc.grainger.uiuc.edu/docs/cosla_FA2009_slides.pdf
    • http://imlsdcc.grainger.uiuc.edu/docs/cosla_FA2009_handout.pdf
  • 3. Aims
    • Add value without losing identity
      • Make collections more valuable as aggregated resources
        • Different sizes and kinds make contributions
        • “ Critical mass” makes them more visible
        • Retaining collection & institutional contexts is important to understanding items
      • Offer a well-scoped alternative to:
        • Scattered institutional sites
        • Search engines
  • 4. IMLS DCC (2003-2007)
    • Outcomes
      • Created central repository of IMLS & LSTA funded digital collections
      • Integrated resources from Libraries, Archives and Museums using OAI-PMH
      • Increased awareness of metadata best practices, quality and shareability
        • Metadata for You & Me spin-off workshops http://images.library.uiuc.edu/projects/mym/
  • 5. Lessons Learned
    • User Questions
      • What is it?
      • Why this content?
      • Who is it for?
    • Putting things into context
      • Aggregations need clear collection development policies
      • Need to foster “contextual mass”
      • Collection description puts items into context
    • Metadata, metadata, metadata
  • 6. IMLS DCC (2007-present)
    • Goals for Opening History
      • Evaluate content and develop guidelines for a digital federation of national scope for use by historical researchers.
      • Identify and incorporate new collections
      • Organize content to promote visibility and complementarity of collections.
      • Improve interface and services
      • Promote resource and attract users
      • Ongoing metadata research
    http://imlsdcc.grainger.uiuc.edu/history
  • 7. Collection Recruitment
  • 8. State Collections added to Opening History* 28 Nebraska 1 Montana 69 Arizona 17 Oklahoma 92 Louisiana 35 New York 18 Ohio 12 Idaho 88 Utah 33 Georgia Coll. State
  • 9. Collections Contributed by Hosting Institution State
  • 10. Emerging Strengths
  • 11. Emerging Strengths - Local History Main Street south from Third Street, ca.1890 Los Angeles New trolley tracks, Needham Corner, Main Street, Hartford, October 2, 1902. Tombrello Grocery Market 106 Main St. Birmingham, Alabama Main Ave., Durango, CO Oct. 1965 Sleigh Ride to Lake Tahoe
  • 12. Emerging Strengths - Japanese Internment
  • 13. Getting In the Flow http://sowingculture.wordpress.com/
  • 14. Getting In the Flow
    • Connect with us - state collection blogs, twitter etc.
    • Comment!
  • 15. Birdseye View
  • 16. Birdseye View
  • 17. Transportation Portal
  • 18. Flickr Feasibility Study http://www.flickr.com/photos/imlsdcc
  • 19. How can you contribute?
    • Participation is easy
      • Review Opening History Collection Policy http://imlsdcc.grainger.uiuc.edu/docs/CollectionDevelopmentPolicy.pdf
      • Suggest a Collection Form https://illinois.edu/fb/sec/4175335
    • Talk to Arizona & Montana
    • Handouts Contain More Information
    Questions?
  • 20. IMLS DCC Advisory Board
    • Jim Scheppke Oregon State Library
    • Joshua Greenberg New York Public Library
    • Jenn Riley Indiana University
    • Jeremy Frumkin University of Arizona
    • Guenter Waibel RLG Programs, OCLC
    • Pete Johnston Eduserve Foundation
    • Bill Landis Yale University
    • Martin Doerr Centre for Cultural Informatics of the Institute of Computer Science
    • Jonathan Furner University of California, Los Angeles
  • 21. Contact
    • Richard J. Urban [email_address]
    • Carole L. Palmer Principle Investigator [email_address]
    • Reports, Publications & Presentations http://imlsdcc.grainger.uiuc.edu/about.asp
  • 22. Image Credits
    • Vesta No. 1 Mine Crew. Courtesy Senator John Heintz History Center
    • Covered Wagon. Courtesy Brigham Young University, Harold B. Lee Library, L. Tom Perry Special Collections
    • Steamboat “America” on the Levee. Courtesy Historic New Orleans Collection
    • Construction Workers. Courtesy Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania
    • Troops in Fourth of July Armistice Parade. Courtesy Weber State University
    • Lun Poy Woo in front of Quong Tuck Co., Seattle, ca. 1920. Courtesy Wing Luke Asian Museum
    • Flagging Down Dawson Courtesy Library of Congress.
    • Basket Maker. Courtesy Library of Congress. American Memory
    • Main St. South from Third. Courtesy Caifornia Historical Society
    • Tobrello Grocery. Courtesy Birmingham Public Library
    • Sleigh Ride to Lake Tahoe, University of Nevada, Reno Library
    • Main Ave., Durango CO. (1965) Courtesy Charles W. Cushman Collection. Indiana University Library
    • Picking Oranges. Courtesy Cnetral Florida Memory Project
    • Evacuees Arriving at Granada Internment Camp. Courtesy Auraria Library
    • Manzanar Family. Courtesy Library of Congress. Ansel Adams Photographs of the Manzanar Internment Camp
    • Manzanar Free Press. Courtesy University of California/California Digital Library
    • Mess Hall. Courtesy Walter Muramoto Collection Japanese American National Museum
    • Topaz Trek Courtesy Utah State University Library