The Wonderful Technicolor World Digital Goodness @ Smithsonian Libraries


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The Wonderful Technicolor World Digital Goodness @ Smithsonian Libraries (which sometimes appears in glorious archival black and white). Martin R. Kalfatovic. Digital Programs Advisory Committee, Smithsonian Institution. Washington, DC. 22 March 2012.

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The Wonderful Technicolor World Digital Goodness @ Smithsonian Libraries

  1. 1. The Wonderful Technicolor WorldDigital Goodness @ Smithsonian Libraries(which sometimes appears in glorious archival black and white) Digital Programs Advisory Committee 22 March 02012 | Smithsonian Institution Martin R. Kalfatovic | Smithsonian Libraries
  2. 2. Smithsonian Libraries Mission(Smithsonian Directive 500) As the largest and most diverse museum library in the world, SIL leads the Smithsonian in taking advantage of the opportunities of the digital society. SIL provides authoritative information and creates innovative services and programs for Smithsonian Institution researchers, scholars and curators, as well as the general public, to further their quest for knowledge. Through paper preservation and digital technologies, SIL ensures broad and enduring access to the Libraries’ collections for all users.
  3. 3. History of Science and Technology Latino History and Culture Materials Research Modern and Contemporary Art Museology Native American History and Culture Natural History Postal History Tropical Biology Trade Literature World’s Fair EphemeraAfrican ArtAfrican American History and CultureAnthropologyAmerican ArtAmerican HistoryAsian and Middle Eastern ArtAviation history and Space FlightDesign and Decorative ArtsEnvironmental Management and Ecology
  4. 4. Where We AreWashington, DC Washington, DC +> Anacostia Museum > National Postal Museum Library& Center for African > National Zoological Park Library> American History & > Smithsonian American ArtCulture Library Museum/National Portrait> Anthropology Library Gallery Library> Botany & Horticulture > Warren M. Robbins Library,Library National Museum of African Art> The Dibner Libraryof the History of Suitland & Landover, MDScience and > Museum Support Center LibraryTechnology > National Museum of the> Freer Gallery of Art & American Indian LibraryArthur M. Sackler > PennSILGallery Library> Hirshhorn Museum & Edgewater, MDSculpture Garden Library > Smithsonian Environmental> Joseph F. Cullman 3rd Research Center LibraryLibrary of Natural History> Museum Studies & Reference Library> National Air and Space Museum Library New York City> National Museum of American History Library > Cooper-Hewitt, National Design> National Museum of Natural History Library Museum Library Republic of Panama > Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute Library
  5. 5. And a friend in Massachusetts ... John G. Wolbach Library and Information Resource CenterAugust 2011
  6. 6. Smithsonian Libraries by the numbers Collections = 1.9 million 50,000+ rare books 10,000+ manuscripts > 500,000+ trade literature items
  7. 7. SIBISSmithsonian Institution Bibliographic Information System
  8. 8. Smithsonian Libraries Digital Pre-historyHair Pipes in Plains Indian Adornment, 1996
  9. 9. Smithsonian Libraries Digital Pre-historyUS Exploring Expedition, 2003
  10. 10. Smithsonian Libraries & Digital Pre-historyBiologia Centrali-American, 2004
  11. 11. The Biodiversity Heritage Library, 2005Smithsonian Libraries 2007-2012/Feb 5,603 Titles 14,599 Items 5,851,496 Pages 400 pages/item 1,044 pages/title
  12. 12. The Biodiversity Heritage Library, 200514 member libraries 2007-2012/Feb 54,246 Titles 103,182 Items 38,059,980 Pages 369 pages/item 702 pages/title
  13. 13. Digitization Costs: CY 2011Direct Staff Contributions 5.3 FTE $408,164Other Costs(equipment, shipping,paid scanning, etc.) $242,948Funding Received(internal & grants) $537,607
  14. 14. Scanning Operations: PennSIL Equipment  Phase I  BC 100 Staff David Holbert Imaging Specialist Stefaan Hurts Imaging Specialist
  15. 15. Scanning Operations: NMNH Equipment  Internet Archive Scribe machine Staff Daniel Euperat Internet Archive
  16. 16. Scanning Operations: FedScan Equipment  12 Internet Archive Scribes  1 large van  Many book carts  Whole lotta shrink wrap
  17. 17. Scanning Operations: Macaw
  18. 18. Workflow Mark as DB scanned SIRIS Item level Title level metadata MARC URLs in MARC recordInitiateworkflow Creates Item Select & Check out Check in Check in metadata Scanning available in Dedupe and Ship and QC Add link “Bucket” IA/BHL Transforms .tiffs Images, creates derivatives Macaw Page level Temp. metadata Backup to added NAS Packages JP2000s files for + metadata transfer Internet Archive In-house workflow with Macaw
  19. 19. Digital Projects: Index Animalium
  20. 20. Digital Projects: Art & Artists Files
  21. 21. Supplemental ProjectsThe key to unlock thedoor to the storehouse ofknowledge is thescientist and thehistorian, but the lightilluminating the roomis the library.Smithsonian InstitutionHearings before a Subcommittee of the Committee on AppropriationsUS Senate. 89th Congress, 2nd session, HR 14215. 1966
  22. 22. Thanks …Keri ThompsonSuzanne Pilskand the staff ofthe SmithsonianLibraries