Digitisation forum - State Library of Queensland October 2009

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Digitisation activities at State Library of Queensland October 2009 - Overview. Presented at a Digitisation Forum held at State Library of Queensland 2 October 2009

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  • Open and closed access Total collection = 32 kilometres – check Closed access – 23 kilometres in environmentally controlled environment Open access – Reference Services staff assessed the State Reference Library collection. Items on open access are high use, rather than by date of publication [which was the procedure in the previous building] Facilities Increased study spaces – xx number of seats available Increased meeting rooms – xx number of meeting rooms with xx seats Wireless access to be extended in the next few months eServices card eServices card provides access to subscription databases, internet services, printing, call slip Call slip – available via the web site, in advance of visit; or onsite Statistics on uptake of eServices card since November 2006 – requested from Helen Thurlow 260407
  • PANDORA, Australia's Web Archive, - growing collection of Australian online publications - established initially by the National Library of Australia in 1996 - Now collaborative effort, with ten Australian libraries and cultural collecting organisations contributing
  • Every state and territory library in Australia is involved in this national program. By 2011 we will have digitised 4 million newspaper pages, that’s about 40 million articles. The Sydney Morning Herald will comprise 600,000 pages of this. Each state has selected a major daily newspaper to begin with. We are working in collaboration with the state and territory libraries to digitise these first 4 million pages since many of them own the microfilm copies of the newspapers that we use to create the digital images from. Regional newspapers will be included from this year onwards. Regional titles are being contributed from libraries around Australia.
  • The most used tag (one of only 5 that jump from the fog) is LLRSA which we have now discovered is short for the Light Railway Research Society of Australia. They have 250 members who are using the tag to record their group research.
  • Some of the training sessions held this year Mt. Morgan – July 2007 – Outreach librarian and a technician did training. Mt. Isa – Outreach Librarian and tech visited for training in June. Talked to Mines, got copyright to photos in the library. Erub Island – in Torres Strait. Indigenous Library Services Librarian and Outreach Librarian did training here in February.
  • Explore online delivery – exhibitions online instead of physical.. Online provide ways to expose some collection items that won’t lend themselves to physical exhibitions. Greater reach Opportunity to connect with Education Queensland
  • Apology to the Stolen Generation
  • Explore online delivery – exhibitions online instead of physical.. Online provide ways to expose some collection items that won’t lend themselves to physical exhibitions. Greater reach Opportunity to connect with Education Queensland
  • Explore online delivery – exhibitions online instead of physical.. Online provide ways to expose some collection items that won’t lend themselves to physical exhibitions. Greater reach Opportunity to connect with Education Queensland
  • Explore online delivery – exhibitions online instead of physical.. Online provide ways to expose some collection items that won’t lend themselves to physical exhibitions. Greater reach Opportunity to connect with Education Queensland
  • Explore online delivery – exhibitions online instead of physical.. Online provide ways to expose some collection items that won’t lend themselves to physical exhibitions. Greater reach Opportunity to connect with Education Queensland
  • So after all this activity the most common question people kept asking me was “Who are these people?” and also “Why do they do it?” Some people even suspected that the text correctors were really library staff, which is not the case. The text correctors are real, normal people. We sent some of them a survey to find answers to our questions about how long they spend correcting, why they do it, what motivates them, what would motivate them to do more or less? The responses were very interesting.
  • Explore online delivery – exhibitions online instead of physical.. Online provide ways to expose some collection items that won’t lend themselves to physical exhibitions. Greater reach Opportunity to connect with Education Queensland
  • Explore online delivery – exhibitions online instead of physical.. Online provide ways to expose some collection items that won’t lend themselves to physical exhibitions. Greater reach Opportunity to connect with Education Queensland
  • Explore online delivery – exhibitions online instead of physical.. Online provide ways to expose some collection items that won’t lend themselves to physical exhibitions. Greater reach Opportunity to connect with Education Queensland
  • Explore online delivery – exhibitions online instead of physical.. Online provide ways to expose some collection items that won’t lend themselves to physical exhibitions. Greater reach Opportunity to connect with Education Queensland
  • Explore online delivery – exhibitions online instead of physical.. Online provide ways to expose some collection items that won’t lend themselves to physical exhibitions. Greater reach Opportunity to connect with Education Queensland
  • Explore online delivery – exhibitions online instead of physical.. Online provide ways to expose some collection items that won’t lend themselves to physical exhibitions. Greater reach Opportunity to connect with Education Queensland
  • Explore online delivery – exhibitions online instead of physical.. Online provide ways to expose some collection items that won’t lend themselves to physical exhibitions. Greater reach Opportunity to connect with Education Queensland
  • Digitisation forum - State Library of Queensland October 2009

    1. 1. Digitization futures Anna Raunik - Client Service and Collections Louise Denoon – Heritage Collections Helen Thurlow – Resource Discovery Grant Collins – Collection Preservation Christine Ianna - Reformatting Manager Margaret Warren – Web 2.0
    2. 2. Building on… <ul><li>75 years of collecting Queensland Memory </li></ul><ul><li>250,000 books and journals </li></ul><ul><li>1.5 million photographs </li></ul><ul><li>9,000 manuscript collections </li></ul><ul><li>2000 original motion picture </li></ul><ul><li>800 audio cassettes / oral history </li></ul>John Oxley Library, established in 1934, holdings include:
    3. 3. Building on… <ul><li>IT infrastructure </li></ul><ul><li>Website </li></ul><ul><li>Catalogue </li></ul><ul><li>Standards </li></ul><ul><li>Intellectual property </li></ul>
    4. 4. Pictures 50,000 images on-line - photographs, maps, artworks
    5. 5. Unexpected favourites: flood, floods and 1974 Port Office Hotel in Edward Street, during the Brisbane floods of 1974
    6. 6. FlickR favourites
    7. 7. Manuscripts Manuscripts QLD – 400 documents on-line
    8. 8. Music score <ul><li>See the item, hear the item – partnership with the con </li></ul><ul><li>Music QLD – 100 Scores… </li></ul>
    9. 9. Virtual Books <ul><li>Queensland Memory on-line activities </li></ul><ul><li>Virtual books </li></ul>
    10. 10. Motion pictures <ul><li>Motion pictures </li></ul><ul><li>96 original motion picture items have been digitised and made available online. </li></ul>
    11. 11. Archived websites… <ul><li>Pandora </li></ul><ul><li>Currently 1384 titles </li></ul><ul><li>Last financial year we archived over 400 instances </li></ul><ul><li>Websites become more complex </li></ul>
    12. 12. Selective archive containing copies of significant Australian online publications and web sites issued on the Internet http://pandora.nla.gov.au
    13. 13. Newspapers <ul><li>Digitization of Australian newspapers </li></ul>The Moreton Bay Courier 1846 – 1861 The Courier (Brisbane, Qld.) 1861 – 1864 The Brisbane Courier 1864 – 1899 The Courier Mail 1933 – 34 The Courier Mail to 1954 will be completed in the second phase of this project http://ndpbeta.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/home
    14. 14. National Program and Content <ul><li>Initial focus on major titles from each state and territory </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Regional’ titles being contributed by libraries 2009 onwards </li></ul><ul><li>Coverage: published between 1803 – 1954 </li></ul><ul><li>(out of copyright) </li></ul>West Australian Northern Territory Times Courier Mail * Advertiser Sydney Morning Herald Sydney Gazette Argus Mercury Canberra Times
    15. 15. Most used tag
    16. 16. More newspapers <ul><li>The Queenslander </li></ul><ul><li>Funded with support of centre for </li></ul><ul><li>Government, NLA and SLQ </li></ul><ul><li>The Longreach Leader </li></ul><ul><li>Other regional newspapers </li></ul><ul><li>Like the Herbert River </li></ul><ul><li>Express 1910 </li></ul>
    17. 17. On-line books <ul><li>The Curse and its Cure </li></ul>
    18. 18. On-line books <ul><li>Trial of ten publications – range of formats </li></ul><ul><li>1917 street and road directory </li></ul><ul><li>The wonderland of the north </li></ul><ul><li>Stanthorpe & district : Queensland’s wonderful mountain fruit garden </li></ul><ul><li>A queenly colony:  Great Brisbane area atlas </li></ul><ul><li>Railway tours of central Queensland </li></ul><ul><li>Brisbane from the air </li></ul><ul><li>Queensland 1900 </li></ul><ul><li>Souvenir Tewantin, Noosa and district: </li></ul>
    19. 19. Interpretation and engagement <ul><li>Online exhibition </li></ul><ul><li>Showcasing creative use of digitized collection </li></ul><ul><li>screen grab of exhibition </li></ul>http://www.slq.qld.gov.au/whats-on/exhibit/online/becoming_qld
    20. 20. Working with others <ul><li>Public libraries and cultural organisations </li></ul><ul><li>19 partners for Picture Queensland </li></ul>
    21. 21. Mt. Morgan Erub (Darnley Island) – Torres Strait Mt. Isa
    22. 22. Working with others <ul><li>National Institutions </li></ul><ul><li>National Library – Picture Australia and Pandora </li></ul><ul><li>National Film and Sound Archives </li></ul><ul><li>Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island Studies </li></ul>
    23. 23. Indigenous Collections Protocols for dealing with Indigenous Collections Aboriginal Corps at Yarrabah
    24. 24. Indigenous Collections Olivia Support the development of Indigenous multimedia as community-created content and encourage deposit in the State Library’s Heritage Collections
    25. 25. Response to the Apology Queenslanders Reflect
    26. 26. Indigenous Collections Developing digitized Indigenous language resources
    27. 27. <ul><li>Contemporary collecting - Collecting born digital </li></ul>Operational issues:
    28. 28. <ul><li>What now? Themes, strategic priorities, user demand </li></ul>Operational issues: Child receiving a dental check-up from the Chief Dental Officer, School Health Services Small schoolboy receives a medical check-up from the school nurse, ca. 1911
    29. 29. <ul><li>Assume mass digitization </li></ul>Operational issues: Hope Vale teacher, Mrs Daw with her husband and children Narwen and Moboolio Molombo at Wujal Wujal Pastor Ivan Roennfeldt Collection
    30. 30. 5 years on …. more content
    31. 31. 5 years on… more context <ul><li>Arial text pt size 24 black </li></ul>
    32. 32. 5 years on… more discoverable
    33. 33. 5 years on… more discoverable ‘ Linking the world from Wikipedia to Picture Queensland’
    34. 34. 5 years on… online communities Text correctors for Australian newspapers project
    35. 35. 5 years on… more creative content Flickr Mashups of Picture Queensland images
    36. 36. 5 years on…user created content Image from Wesley Fryer under Creative Commons Attribution, Share-Alike License http://www.flickr.com/photos/wfryer/
    37. 37. Issues Australian War Memorial Image P01116.034 All I want is the copyright permission Copyright – negotiating & educating
    38. 38. <ul><li>Contemporary collecting - Collecting born digital </li></ul>Issues:
    39. 39. Issues National Archives of Australia Image no. J2364, 9155/9 We’re so glad we called John Oxley Library… Now we’ve got them on speed dial Who are we digitizing for? - Local, national and international interest - Difference between clients and audiences
    40. 40. <ul><ul><li>Collection management </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Maintenance and storage of digitized collections </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Duplication </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Future proofing (preservation) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Are we creating a library without a dewey system? </li></ul></ul>Issues
    41. 41. <ul><ul><li>Resources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>From project to core funding </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Staff and client capacity and confidence </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hardware </li></ul></ul>Issues
    42. 42. Issues <ul><ul><li>Engagement, Promotion, Dialogue, Adding value </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>For someone looking for a specific piece of information, this may be a useful service. For anyone else it's a pain. - Historian reflecting on an undiscoverable digitised material </li></ul></ul>
    43. 43. <ul><li>Issues </li></ul>Working with regional Queensland – collections and clients
    44. 44. <ul><ul><li>Measuring success </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Numbers digitized items </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use of collections </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Community created content </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Visibility of content in Internet (Google ranking!) </li></ul></ul>Issues
    45. 45. <ul><ul><li>Shared values </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Do it once, well and for the future </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Collaborate </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Open access </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Attribution </li></ul></ul>Issues

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