Digitisation;
Systems & processes making
order out of chaos.
Digitisation Open Day, May 2014
Dave Thompson
Digital Curator...
Opportunity to buy lots of cameras…?
Ohio State, Large Binocular Telescope
http://www.astronomy.ohio-state.edu/LBT/
Lets be clear. Sticking
something under a
camera or onto a
scanner ain’t the issue
here.
Digitisation supports the business
• Digitisation supports your users needs.
• Digitisations supports your strategic goals...
Digitisation – process overview
Plan project
Identify
material
Identify resources
Plan
process
Digitise
process
Deliver
Re...
Thinking conceptually … OAIS
http://www.fachlabor-gubler.ch/eng/consulting/underlying-principles/the-oais-reference-model....
There are simpler models…
http://www.library.cornell.edu/dlit/MathArc/web/StoryFrameset.html
Digitisation uses three IT systems…
1. Workflow management system – ‘Goobi’ =
PRODUCTION.
2. Digital object repository – ‘...
Goobi
• Manages & tracks the production of content.
• Workflow driven. Highly automated. Project
based.
• Allows us to set...
How Goobi works – a workflow
How Goobi works – METS editing
Pagination as per original
Descriptive metadata
from imported
MARC
Structure
(Pagination &/...
Preservica
• Workflow based easily ‘talks’ to other systems.
• Content agnostic.
• Creates administrative metadata on inge...
How Preservica works
How Preservica works – out the back
• No direct public access to SDB.
• Little direct staff access to SDB content.
• High ...
The player
Wellcomelibrary.org/player
How the player works
• Makes HTTP request to SDB for content based on
Preservica PUID (Objects unique & permanent
ID).
• D...
So, to wrap up…
• Digitisation supports strategic goals & aims.
• Systems & processes help us manage the end-to
end produc...
Thank you
Questions now, questions later…?
Dave Thompson, Digital Curator
Wellcome Library
d.thompson@wellcome.ac.uk - @d_...
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  1. 1. Digitisation; Systems & processes making order out of chaos. Digitisation Open Day, May 2014 Dave Thompson Digital Curator, Wellcome Library
  2. 2. Opportunity to buy lots of cameras…?
  3. 3. Ohio State, Large Binocular Telescope http://www.astronomy.ohio-state.edu/LBT/
  4. 4. Lets be clear. Sticking something under a camera or onto a scanner ain’t the issue here.
  5. 5. Digitisation supports the business • Digitisation supports your users needs. • Digitisations supports your strategic goals & aims. • Digitisation aligns with your existing services. Remember, digitisation shouldn’t be at odds with your collection policy & it shouldn’t be in conflict with other services that are on offer. Access to digitised material doesn’t necessarily replace walk-in or other forms of access.
  6. 6. Digitisation – process overview Plan project Identify material Identify resources Plan process Digitise process Deliver Refine & review processes document & share Document & share Funding, staff, equipment, IT, storage, data management planning Digitisation Open Days Strategy, plans, user services, etc
  7. 7. Thinking conceptually … OAIS http://www.fachlabor-gubler.ch/eng/consulting/underlying-principles/the-oais-reference-model.html http://public.ccsds.org/publications/archive/650x0m2.pdf
  8. 8. There are simpler models… http://www.library.cornell.edu/dlit/MathArc/web/StoryFrameset.html
  9. 9. Digitisation uses three IT systems… 1. Workflow management system – ‘Goobi’ = PRODUCTION. 2. Digital object repository – ‘Preservica’ = STORAGE. 3. Front end - ‘the player’ = ACCESS. Remember, this doesn’t include cataloguing or bibliographic systems. Here we’re just talking about the process of creating, storing & delivering digital content. You have to assume that those other systems are also in place.
  10. 10. Goobi • Manages & tracks the production of content. • Workflow driven. Highly automated. Project based. • Allows us to set very granular access conditions. • Scalable & highly adaptable to different projects. Goobi is our workflow tracking & management system for the production of digital content. Automating as many of Goobi’s processes as possible allows our work to be both efficient & scalable. Goobi is also the system with which humans interact the most.
  11. 11. How Goobi works – a workflow
  12. 12. How Goobi works – METS editing Pagination as per original Descriptive metadata from imported MARC Structure (Pagination &/or Sections)
  13. 13. Preservica • Workflow based easily ‘talks’ to other systems. • Content agnostic. • Creates administrative metadata on ingest. • Preservation orientated.
  14. 14. How Preservica works
  15. 15. How Preservica works – out the back • No direct public access to SDB. • Little direct staff access to SDB content. • High levels of automation of ingest, Goobi. • Platform for dissemination mediated by the player. A centralised repository of & for digital content is a key part of both preservation of & access to your content. It’s a single place where we both store & manage our content.
  16. 16. The player Wellcomelibrary.org/player
  17. 17. How the player works • Makes HTTP request to SDB for content based on Preservica PUID (Objects unique & permanent ID). • Draws & implements access conditions from METS file. • Permitted user actions drawn from METS. • Draws DMD from live catalogue + from METS. The player acts as a single point of access to our content, we have a unified delivery mechanism through which all content is delivered. Aim is to provide as seamless & as easy as possible access to all digital content. Easy for the user to understand & an interface with which they can quickly become familiar.
  18. 18. So, to wrap up… • Digitisation supports strategic goals & aims. • Systems & processes help us manage the end-to end production & delivery of digitised content. • Need to think about the whole activity not just one part. • Above all else digitisation is an exercise in project management.
  19. 19. Thank you Questions now, questions later…? Dave Thompson, Digital Curator Wellcome Library d.thompson@wellcome.ac.uk - @d_n_t http://wellcomelibrary.org/

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