A Comparison of Digital Libraries

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This is a presentation I created for a group project with classmates for a metadata class during my MLS. We compared the DigitalNC online library for the state of North Carolina with the Western Waters Digital Library consortium.

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A Comparison of Digital Libraries

  1. 1. DIGITALNC & WESTERN WATERS DIGITAL LIBRARY Ben Blanks, Sarah Harris, Kate Jarest
  2. 2. http://digitalnc.org/ DigitalNC North Carolina’s Digital Heritage
  3. 3. http://www.westernwater.org/ Western Waters Digital Library
  4. 4. Consortium Participation & Professional Associations  Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS)  NC Department of Cultural Resources  NC Digital Heritage Center in NC Collection at UNC  State Library of NC  UNC-Chapel Hill Library  Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS)  Greater Western Library Alliance (GWLA)  National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)
  5. 5. Nearly 150 Institutions in 86 out of 100 NC Counties DigitalNC Map of Contributing Institutions
  6. 6. Western Waters Contributing Institutions 40 Universities and Institutions from 19 States
  7. 7. Systems & Software  CONTENTdm  http://digitalnc.org/ is built in Drupal  Yearbook Collection is presented using Internet Archive BookReader, which is then embedded into CONTENTdm  Open Harvester Systems from the Public Knowledge Project  Smarty PHP templates for display of web content
  8. 8. Metadata Schemas  DublinCore  Guide to Describing Your Materials  A few custom fields are included for administrative metadata  DublinCore  Mountain West Digital Library DublinCore Application Profile  Many contributing institutions have their own best practices  As long as the institution is producing a well-formed OAI-PMH feed to harvest, the collection will be included
  9. 9. Standards  Library of Congress Subject Headings  Library of Congress Name Authority Files  Art and Architecture Thesaurus  Thesaurus of Graphic Materials  Library of Congress Subject Headings  Encoded Archival Description
  10. 10. Tips & Tools  Retrieval Tools:  Keyword Catalog Search  Advanced Search  Browse All or by Location and Item Type  FAQ  Instructional Videos  Retrieval Tools:  Keyword Catalog Search  Advanced Search  Browse by Institution  Finding Aids  FAQ  Western Waters Digital Library LibGuide from The University of Utah Libraries
  11. 11. Social Media  http://digitalnc.org/bl og  Flickr  @NCCollection  North Carolina Digital Heritage Center  http://westernwaters.o rg/blog/  Western Waters Digital Library
  12. 12. Success?  584,505 US Traffic Rank  1,618,201 Global Traffic Rank  145 Sites Linking In  Alexa.com Statistics  Google Analytics  15,744,056 Global Traffic Rank  37 Sites Linking In  Alexa Statistics
  13. 13. Discussion & Questions?

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