Planning for digitisation (09-02-11)


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  • + legal + press office + Digital Preservation
  • JISC Grant Funding 16/10: Rapid Digitisation
  • Reference: P2005/5/197 Title: The Terra Nova and a berg at ice-foot. Jan. 16th 1911. Description: glass plate negative;Hand written by Ponting: Jan 16th 1911. 135. Duplicate. The “Terra Nova” and a Berg at the Icefoot. (Upright);Hand written by Ponting on top of envelope: 135. Duplicate. The word Duplicate has been crossed out in purple ink and an A added. Hand written in pencil: B. Popperfoto label: Scanned V.I. Hand written in pencil on reverse: 10 x 8 Normal. 7.16 3 secs, 2 extra for foreground.;Box 4: Hand written by Ponting on box lid left side edge: Antarctic 51 and on front side edge: 50. Popperfoto label on outside of box: H. Ponting: Captain Scott’s Antarctic Expedition 1911-1912. 113 - 150. Width 8 inches, height 7 inches, depth 6 inches. Scratched.;Typed label: 135. The Terra Nova and a berg at ice-foot. Jan. 16th 1911. Collection: British Antarctic Expedition 1910-13 (Ponting Collection) Summary text: View of the stern of ship ‘Terra Nova’, moored to the ice sheet. Iceberg, partially out of shot, in foreground. Date: 16.1.1911
  • Particular docs worth checking:
  • IMPACT: Digital Lives AHRC funded project, focusing on the preservation of e-manuscripts PRESERV2 JISC funded project developing demonstrator preservation services, primarily to UK HE. BL involved in an advisory role Partners include TNA, Oxford and Southampton Universities ROAR Demonstrator: (see Preserv profile options) INSPECT Developing methodology to identify and categorise the significant properties of digital objects JISC funded BL involved in an advisory role Workshop at BL PLANETS: € 15m budget, 16 partners, 4 years Archival Sound Recordings: Codex Sinaiticus: IDP: 19th Century British Newspapers:
  • 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>
    5. 5. 12 background documents page methodology page vision 10 92
    6. 8. Developing a Vision or Strategy 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> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </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.
    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