Missouri Digital Heritage:Missouri’s State Wide Digital Portal  (www.missouridigitalheritage.com)                   Haiyin...
Outline of Topics•   Birth of Missouri Digital Heritage (MDH)•   Highlights of digital collections•   Outreach•   Collabor...
The Birth of MDH• Formerly Virtually Missouri• MDH was established by the Missouri Office  of Secretary of State (SOS) in ...
MDH Structure and Collections• Formerly Virtually Missouri linked collections• About 80 digital collections on CONTENTdm  ...
OutreachOutreach letter / Letter of Intent sentDigital Collection Coordinator site visit / appraisalLSTA Digital Imaging G...
Collaboration Across StateRegional digitization collaboration Projects     Ozark Region            Kansas City region     ...
Collaboration Across State Agencies  Signature project of MO Secretary of State  Administrated by Missouri State Library a...
ChallengesDifferent Culture and Concepts      library vs. archive practices      access vs. preservation, archival masterP...
ChallengesTechnical Difficulties   mesh different data sets, SQL database & CONTENTdm   granularity vs. lowest common deno...
Usability Study Contracted with Information Experience Labat MU School of Information & LearningtechnologiesUsability Stud...
Comparative Review5 digital project comparables   Georgia                      •   first impression   Maine               ...
Usability Study- Focus group studies       Genealogist (done)       Researcher/ Librarians (done)       Teachers/Students ...
Usability StudyWrap Up in June, 2010Preliminary results from comparative review  and genealogist focus group     great con...
Future PlansCivil War Sesquicentennial promotion     Civil War Portal on MDHFederated search improvementWeb redesign based...
Questions
Missouri Digital Heritage: Missouri’s State Wide Digital Portal - Haiying Qian
Missouri Digital Heritage: Missouri’s State Wide Digital Portal - Haiying Qian
Missouri Digital Heritage: Missouri’s State Wide Digital Portal - Haiying Qian
Missouri Digital Heritage: Missouri’s State Wide Digital Portal - Haiying Qian
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Missouri Digital Heritage: Missouri’s State Wide Digital Portal - Haiying Qian

  1. 1. Missouri Digital Heritage:Missouri’s State Wide Digital Portal (www.missouridigitalheritage.com) Haiying Qian Missouri State Library Haiying.qian@sos.mo.gov CALA MW 2010 Annual Conference, May 22, 2010
  2. 2. Outline of Topics• Birth of Missouri Digital Heritage (MDH)• Highlights of digital collections• Outreach• Collaboration• Usability study• Future plans
  3. 3. The Birth of MDH• Formerly Virtually Missouri• MDH was established by the Missouri Office of Secretary of State (SOS) in July 2007• Large format scanners purchased• Collections transition to CONTENTdm server• Officially Rolled out April 2008
  4. 4. MDH Structure and Collections• Formerly Virtually Missouri linked collections• About 80 digital collections on CONTENTdm server• Missouri State Archive’s SQL databases• Exhibits and lesson plans• Federated search
  5. 5. OutreachOutreach letter / Letter of Intent sentDigital Collection Coordinator site visit / appraisalLSTA Digital Imaging Grant / In house digitizationState Librarian and State Archivist evaluate andapprove collections to be added to MDHIn house digitization at Digital Imaging Center
  6. 6. Collaboration Across StateRegional digitization collaboration Projects Ozark Region Kansas City region St. Louis Region Southeast MissouriExample: Community and Conflict Project http://www.ozarkscivilwar.org/
  7. 7. Collaboration Across State Agencies Signature project of MO Secretary of State Administrated by Missouri State Library and Missouri State Archive Partner with State Historical Society of Missouri
  8. 8. ChallengesDifferent Culture and Concepts library vs. archive practices access vs. preservation, archival masterPolicies and Procedures different chain of command workflowProject Management MDH Management Team MDH Working Group Digital Imaging Center
  9. 9. ChallengesTechnical Difficulties mesh different data sets, SQL database & CONTENTdm granularity vs. lowest common denominatorPolitical Entities everything has to go through communication dept. low priorityIT Support firewall, large project ftp timeout staff turnover compete with other projects on IT support
  10. 10. Usability Study Contracted with Information Experience Labat MU School of Information & LearningtechnologiesUsability Study from Jan. – June 2010 web statistics review comparative review focus group studies
  11. 11. Comparative Review5 digital project comparables Georgia • first impression Maine • design/layout Arizona • functionality Denver Public Library • special features South Carolina Digital • content
  12. 12. Usability Study- Focus group studies Genealogist (done) Researcher/ Librarians (done) Teachers/Students (in process) First Time Users (drafting questions)
  13. 13. Usability StudyWrap Up in June, 2010Preliminary results from comparative review and genealogist focus group great content, but categorization confusing navigation is cumbersome, not intuitive federated search not effective, have to use Google exhibits confusing huge banner lack of dynamics
  14. 14. Future PlansCivil War Sesquicentennial promotion Civil War Portal on MDHFederated search improvementWeb redesign based on usability studyEAD Finding AidsMulti-site server and metadata harvest?
  15. 15. Questions

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