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Presentation on digital resources and programmes given to Latin American librarians visiting the BL

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  1. 1. Aquiles Alencar-BraynerDigital CuratorEmail: aquiles.alencarbrayner@bl.ukTwitter: @AquilesBrayner
  2. 2. Digital Scholarship 2
  3. 3. Role of the Digital Library programme: collect, preserve, organize and provide access to e-contentIdentification Preservation Promote Re-use of content Widen access 3
  4. 4. Curating digital objects: a cicle in constant movement!The DCC CurationLifecycle Model 4
  5. 5. Digital Programme @ BL: some examples• Digitised manuscripts• Digitised printed sources• Digitised sound• Born-digital objects
  6. 6. Digitised Manuscripts:
  7. 7. Codex Sinaiticus: reunification of Manuscripts
  8. 8. Endangerd Archives Programme (EAP) Sponsor: Arcadia Mission: contribute to the preservation of archival material that is in danger of destruction, neglect or physical deterioration world-wide. Chile: Identification of the potential corpus for a Map Bolivia: Scope: The specific focus of this programme is upon archives Digitisation of Bolivian indigenous communities records on ayllu structure, tax and land tenure relating to the pre-industrial stages of a societys development, whether in Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Latin America, or even Europe. Recuperation/digitisation of archives in Latin America: £ 505.000,00 Projects in Latin America and Peru: Locating audiovisual ethnographic collections ofBrazil: Caribbean: project to seek, identify, contact and report on collections of the endangered archives of the states of Maranhão and Pará in the Amazon region of Brazil 8
  9. 9. EAP: Objectives and proposal1. Enhance local capabilities.2. The original archival material will not leave the country of origin except in exceptional cases when it is required to do so temporarily for specific conservation or copying purposes.3. Equipment funded by the Programme will remain in the country of the project at the end of the grant for future use.4. The grants are normally administered by host institutions.5. Both microfilming and digitisation are accepted as modes of copying under the Programme.6. Copyright in the material will remain with the copyright holder. 9
  10. 10. Newspapers19th Century British Newspapers project (in partership with JISC and Gale Cengage):
  11. 11. Re-use of digitised 19th century books (Microsoft Books)JISC Historic Books:360.000 open access titlesReunification of different colelctions project: 250,000 new digitised titles to be added to Google Books 11
  12. 12. British Library 19th Century Historical Collection
  13. 13. UK Sound Archive
  14. 14. Curation of born-digital content
  15. 15. E-Manuscripts: archiving digital content from personal devicesData analysis beyond documentsUse of computer forensicstechniquesAssist with capture, management,description, and preservation ofpersonal digital collections tofacilitate access and contentanalysis 15
  16. 16. UK Web ArchiveWe are living in a “digital dark age” or “an epoch of forgetting” The “memory” of the web is approximately 2 months There are 7 million web domain names registered in the uk – 1/3 of these will not be renewed. Many new ways of communicating are entirely web-based:  Blogs  Wikis  MySpace  YouTube
  17. 17. How many sites are there? Over 7 million sites in .uk domain Growing at 17% per year But 30% of registrations are not renewed (potentially, the websites disappear) Over 2 million sites in .com, .net domain, estimated 20% are uk-based sites. Average size of a website in 2011 was 20MB Therefore the size of the .uk domain is approximately 100TB 17
  18. 18. UK Web Archive
  19. 19. Digital Curator team: our aims• Offer greater provision of remote access to BL digital resources• Provide wider access to advanced search and reference management tools and develop a more comprehensive training role to facilitate their effective use.• Move away from viewing ourselves simply as content providers and acknowledge key role in facilitating the full digital research process from content to publication.
  20. 20. Questions