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Stage Musicals A Digital Collection Kristin Amsden Aileen Marshall Theresa Wagner
Planning Process <ul><li>Finding a topic </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Stage musicals was a topic for which we all had a keen inte...
Planning Process <ul><li>Creating purpose </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Focus on just a few stage productions to offer depth </li>...
Digitization Process <ul><li>Digitized own contributions to project </li></ul><ul><ul><li>i.e. playbills, music, etc. </li...
A few examples…
Digitization Specs <ul><li>We had to agree upon spec even though we were using different equipment for the digitization pr...
Specs <ul><li>Text </li></ul><ul><li>Both grayscale and black and white imaging was used to digitize our text objects. For...
Specs <ul><li>Video </li></ul><ul><li>These were downloaded from Youtube and then converted to usable formats. </li></ul><...
Metadata <ul><li>Which standard </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Dublin Core </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Justification </li></ul><ul><ul><...
Required Fields <ul><li>Title </li></ul><ul><li>Subject </li></ul><ul><li>Description </li></ul><ul><li>Publisher  </li></...
 
Optional Fields <ul><li>Title Alternative </li></ul><ul><li>Creator </li></ul><ul><li>Contributor </li></ul><ul><li>Contri...
Problems & Solutions <ul><li>Differences in Tech Experience </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Each of us had a diff level of tech comp...
Problems & Solutions <ul><li>Group Organization </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Never named an official group leader or other group ...
Problems & Solutions <ul><li>Division of functions of the DL team </li></ul><ul><ul><li>It was rather inefficient for each...
Which DAMS? <ul><li>There were many to choose from </li></ul><ul><li>Chose ContentDM </li></ul><ul><li>Reasons </li></ul><...
Example of DL Homepage
Thank You! We had fun with this term project!
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Digital Library Project: Stage Musicals

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This is a presentation for my term project for a course on Digital Libraries taken at the University of South Carolina

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Digital Library Project: Stage Musicals

  1. 1. Stage Musicals A Digital Collection Kristin Amsden Aileen Marshall Theresa Wagner
  2. 2. Planning Process <ul><li>Finding a topic </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Stage musicals was a topic for which we all had a keen interest </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>All had physical objects in this area that we wanted to share. </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Planning Process <ul><li>Creating purpose </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Focus on just a few stage productions to offer depth </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Target audience </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Digitization Process <ul><li>Digitized own contributions to project </li></ul><ul><ul><li>i.e. playbills, music, etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Did not have set requirements on types </li></ul><ul><li>Each used different equip as available </li></ul>
  5. 5. A few examples…
  6. 6. Digitization Specs <ul><li>We had to agree upon spec even though we were using different equipment for the digitization process. </li></ul><ul><li>Images </li></ul><ul><li>We chose to scan these at this rate in order to have a manageable file size for our end users, while still maintaining the image quality of the original. </li></ul><ul><li>Resolution: 300 x 300 dpi </li></ul><ul><li>Depth: 24 bit color </li></ul><ul><li>Hardware: Epson Expression 10000 XL scanner / HP Photosmart C4180 All-in-One / Epson Perfection V700 </li></ul><ul><li>Software: Adobe Photoshop Pro / Gimp </li></ul>
  7. 7. Specs <ul><li>Text </li></ul><ul><li>Both grayscale and black and white imaging was used to digitize our text objects. For the sheet music, the grayscale gave better reproduction quality. </li></ul><ul><li>Resolution: 300 x 300 dpi </li></ul><ul><li>Depth: 8 bit grayscale </li></ul><ul><li>Hardware: Epson Expression 10000 XL scanner / HP Photosmart C4180 All-in-One </li></ul><ul><li>Software: Adobe PrintShop Pro, also collected and OCRed with Adobe Acrobat 8.0 </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
  8. 8. Specs <ul><li>Video </li></ul><ul><li>These were downloaded from Youtube and then converted to usable formats. </li></ul><ul><li>Software: OnlineVideoConverter.com to convert flash video to MPEG file, Windows Movie Maker to clean up video quality / FVL to MPEG Converter for Ipod .5.3 </li></ul><ul><li>File type: mpeg </li></ul><ul><li>Variable bit rate </li></ul><ul><li>Resolution: 320 x 240 pixels, aspect: 4:3, 30 frames/sec </li></ul>
  9. 9. Metadata <ul><li>Which standard </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Dublin Core </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Justification </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Flexibility </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Have some optional fields </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Required Fields <ul><li>Title </li></ul><ul><li>Subject </li></ul><ul><li>Description </li></ul><ul><li>Publisher </li></ul><ul><li>Date Digital </li></ul><ul><li>Type </li></ul><ul><li>Format </li></ul><ul><li>Source </li></ul><ul><li>Website </li></ul>
  11. 12. Optional Fields <ul><li>Title Alternative </li></ul><ul><li>Creator </li></ul><ul><li>Contributor </li></ul><ul><li>Contributing Institution </li></ul><ul><li>Language </li></ul><ul><li>Date Original </li></ul><ul><li>Resource Identifier </li></ul><ul><li>Rights Management </li></ul>
  12. 13. Problems & Solutions <ul><li>Differences in Tech Experience </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Each of us had a diff level of tech competency </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Caused some confusion esp when communicating over e-mail </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Possible Solution </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Make sure to discuss these differences in person at the beginning </li></ul></ul>
  13. 14. Problems & Solutions <ul><li>Group Organization </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Never named an official group leader or other group functions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Work would have been more efficient </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Solution </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Name a group leader to help facilitate discussion and keep the focus of the project in order. </li></ul></ul>
  14. 15. Problems & Solutions <ul><li>Division of functions of the DL team </li></ul><ul><ul><li>It was rather inefficient for each member to go all the tasks in preparing the objects for digitization </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Solution </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Have one person do I ndividual functions like one digitize, another apply metadata, etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hard to do since we all live in diff. cities. </li></ul></ul>
  15. 16. Which DAMS? <ul><li>There were many to choose from </li></ul><ul><li>Chose ContentDM </li></ul><ul><li>Reasons </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Can upload to the Web </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Most widely used software </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ease of Project Client interface </li></ul></ul>
  16. 17. Example of DL Homepage
  17. 18. Thank You! We had fun with this term project!

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