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Planning for digitisation (09-02-11)

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RLUK / British Library Preservation Advisory Centre Conference on Digitisation (9 Feb 2011)

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Planning for digitisation (09-02-11)

  1. 1. Approaches to digitisation: Planning for digitisation Richard Davies The British Library 09/02/11 RLUK / BL Preservation Advisory Centre
  2. 2. Overview <ul><ul><li>Policy and strategy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Funding and staffing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sustainability </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Why? Developing a strategy
  4. 4. Prioritisation for the BL <ul><ul><li>Unique to the British Library collection </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Relevance to the UK cultural heritage </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Virtual reunification of collections </li></ul></ul>www.bl.uk/digital
  5. 5. 12 background documents page methodology page vision 10 92 www.bl.uk/2020vision
  6. 8. Developing a Vision or Strategy www.bl.uk/2020vision Who are we? Where could we go? Where should we go? How do we get there? <ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul>  
  7. 9. How? Developing policies
  8. 10. Digitisation Programme Metadata Input from…. Imaging Services IT Operations IT Architecture Curators Product Development Fundraising Strategic Marketing Licensing & IP Web Services Preservation Digitisation Projects Resource Discovery
  9. 11. Strategic Sign off from…. Operational Digitisation Projects
  10. 12. What to digitise <ul><ul><li>What’s unique / important / relevant? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What’s needed? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What’s possible? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Cost </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Copyright </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Conservation </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  11. 13. Project Planning - Lifecycle approach <ul><ul><li>Scoping </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Preparation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Digitisation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Post-processing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Metadata </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Preservation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Access </li></ul></ul>
  12. 14. Ongoing Project Activities <ul><ul><li>Quality Assurance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Project Management </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sustainability Planning </li></ul></ul>
  13. 15. Current & Future Challenges <ul><ul><li>Funding </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Storage & Digital Preservation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sustainability - Partnerships </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Technical Standards </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>OCR </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>User Collaboration </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>National / International Coordination </li></ul></ul>
  14. 16. Funding <ul><ul><li>Internal / External </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Documentation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Plans </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Bids </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Business Cases </li></ul></ul></ul>
  15. 17. Recent Funding Example <ul><ul><li>JISC Rapid Digitisation Call </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>£400,000 total funding </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Up to 7 projects </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>45 bids received </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://digitisation.jiscinvolve.org/wp/ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.jisc.ac.uk/fundingopportunities/funding_calls/2010/10/grant1610.aspx </li></ul></ul>
  16. 18. Sustainability <ul><ul><li>Lifecycle project planning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Editorial & Technical sustainability </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Align with organisational objectives </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Engage with community </li></ul></ul>
  17. 19. www.freezeframe.ac.uk
  18. 20. Where to look? Further guidance
  19. 21. Organisations & Services
  20. 22. Projects
  21. 23. Questions? e [email_address] t +44 (0) 20 7412 7182 01101101010101011001110100110110101010101100111010011011010101010110011101001101101010101011001110100110110101010101100111010110 www.bl.uk/digital

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