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Northeast Kansas History project using Kete software. Also discusses other digital library initiatives. Updated November 2011.

Northeast Kansas History project using Kete software. Also discusses other digital library initiatives. Updated November 2011.

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  • 1. Northeast Kansas History Baskets of local history, culture and genealogy
  • 2. Digitizing Hidden Collections Photo courtesy of smoothdemente (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ikostic/2749693373)
    • Libraries and Local History
    • Hidden Collections
    • Benefits
    • Challenges
    • Possible solutions
      • Kansas Memory
      • Northeast Kansas History
  • 3. Gallery
    • Requires :
    • Web hosting ($10 a month)
    • Gallery account (gallery.menalto.com) and configuration
    • Link to your Library Web site
  • 4. Kansas Memory
  • 5. Kansas Memory
    • Primary sources
    • Photos
    • Documents
    • Focus
  • 6. Kansas Memory
    • Standards and Procedures
    • Scan front and back
    • Leave ¼ inch border zone
    • Deskew/square the image
    • Historical Society guidelines
    • Library:
    • Organize and catalog collection
    • Scan onto an external hard drive
    • Metadata on KHS spreadsheet
    • Historical Society:
    • Creates derivatives
    • Host and Post on kansasmemory
    • Add ‘facets’ (subject headings)
  • 7. 2011 Heritage Grant
  • 8. Rossville Community Library and Kansas Memory Collaboration Pilot
    • Cataloging/Indexing of a Photo collection
    • Rossville, NEKLS Foundation and NEKLS
    • Application boiler-plate – 6 page narrative
    • Consultant
    • Timeline
    • Budget
    • Sharing Results
  • 9. Parallel Approach Kete: - “A knowledge basket of images, audio, video and documents which are collected and catalogued by the community.”
  • 10. Kete Horowhenua
    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Ga3JeAzi9k
  • 11. Culture and Heritage
  • 12. Local History
  • 13. Genealogy
  • 14. Orlando Memory
  • 15. Northeast Kansas History
  • 16. Northeast Kansas History
      • Open source
      • Community built = community interaction
      • Wiki-style user interface mirrors live site
      • Unique library collections, plus community input through comments
      • Creative Commons license and simple Terms and Conditions, House Rules and Policies
      • Ability to link Topics (articles) with images, videos, audio, documents and discussions
  • 17. House Rules
  • 18. Policies and Best Practices
    • Kansas Historical Society Guidelines
      • Scan, archive and rely on digital file
      • Details = 800 dpi (or higher)
    • David’s “Digitization on a shoestring”
      • Schema – title, description, subject headings.
        • Simple Dublin Core
      • Controlled vocabularies – LCSH
      • File naming – unique identifiers for each artifact
  • 19. Baskets
    • Baskets for each Library or Group of Libraries
    • Password-protected
    • Moderate ‘member’ contributions
    • Library’s special collections
    • Search entire site or individual baskets for content
  • 20. Kete Beta, Maybe Omeka?
  • 21. Resources
    • OITP | Perspectives – “Digitizing Hidden Collections in Public Libraries” by Gwen Glazer (from nekls.org Tech Day 2011 page)
    • Gallery – http://gallery.menalto.com
    • Kansas Memory - www.kansasmemory.org
    • 2011 Heritage Grants from Kansas Humanities Council (from nekls.org Tech Day 2011 page)
    • Northeast Kansas History kete - http://history.nekls.org
    • Kete Horowhenua - http://horowhenua.kete.net.nz/
    • Kete Kawerau - http://ketekawerau.peoplesnetworknz.info
    • Selwyn Kete - http://keteselwyn.peoplesnetworknz.info
    • Orlando Memory – http://dc.ocls.info/
    • Omeka – http://www.omeka.org
    • Digital Amherst – http://www.digitalamherst.org
    • Digitization on a Shoestring (from nekls.org Tech Day 2009 page)
    • What to Expect When You’re Digitizing: A Primer for the Solo Digital Librarian (from nekls.org Tech Day 2011 page)
    • Sharon’s Blog Posts - http://lybrarian.wordpress.com/category/digitization/

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