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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 …

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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  • 1. DIGITALNC & WESTERN WATERS DIGITAL LIBRARY Ben Blanks, Sarah Harris, Kate Jarest
  • 2. http://digitalnc.org/ DigitalNC North Carolina’s Digital Heritage
  • 3. http://www.westernwater.org/ Western Waters Digital Library
  • 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. Nearly 150 Institutions in 86 out of 100 NC Counties DigitalNC Map of Contributing Institutions
  • 6. Western Waters Contributing Institutions 40 Universities and Institutions from 19 States
  • 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. 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. 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. 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. Social Media  http://digitalnc.org/bl og  Flickr  @NCCollection  North Carolina Digital Heritage Center  http://westernwaters.o rg/blog/  Western Waters Digital Library
  • 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. Discussion & Questions?

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