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  2. 2. mid-atlantic Digital Library Conference 2008 — July 9, 2008 Dear Colleagues, Welcome to the first-ever Mid-Atlantic Digital Library Conference! We are thrilled with the turnout, particularly for a new event with no precedent. Our intent was to create a conference that would bring together practitioners, researchers, experts, graduate students, and those new to the field. Sessions and posters were selected to spark discussion, lead to the sharing of ideas, and allow all of us to learn from each other. We also wanted to create opportunities for networking that, hopefully, will lead to future collaborations among participants. The numbers tell the story. This conference includes 24 presentations spread over five tracks as well as 20 posters/exhibits. There will be approximately 175 participants from over 80 institutions, organizations, and libraries from across 14 states. This is an exciting time to be involved in the field of digital libraries, and it is wonderful to see so much interest throughout the region. This conference would not have been possible without the hard work of the Conference Program and Planning Committee; the support of Bucknell University and the Library and Information Technology Department; the work of our presenters, moderators, facilitators; and the help of our volunteers. enjoy the conference — and join us in looking forward to next year’s event! Abby Clobridge Conference Chair 2008 mid-atlantic Digital Library Planning and Program Committee abby Clobridge, Conference Chair Christopher raab Digital Initiatives Group Leader Archives and Special Collections Librarian Bucknell University Franklin & Marshall College Lewisburg, Pennsylvania Lancaster, Pennsylvania michael foight Laura riskedahl, Conference Co-Chair Special Collections and Digital Library Coordinator Metadata Librarian Villanova University Bucknell University Villanova, Pennsylvania Lewisburg, Pennsylvania Chris Kemp Carolyn Sautter Head of Digital Initiatives Cataloging and Metadata Librarian University of Richmond Gettysburg College Richmond, Virginia Gettysburg, PA 17325 Daniel mancusi Digital Projects Technologist Bucknell University Lewisburg, Pennsylvania graphic design for the 2008 mid-atlantic Digital Library Conference was provided by Jeremy Powlus Smash-o-matic Productions www.smash-o-matic.com www.madlcon.org
  3. 3. mid-atlantic Digital Library Conference 2008 — July 9, 2008 Ta B L e o f C o n T e n T S Schedule at a Glance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 2 Detailed Schedule Session One: 9:00 - 10:00 am . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 4 Session Two: 10:15 - 11:15 am . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 6 Session Three: 11:30 am - 12:30 pm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 8 Session Four: 2:00 - 3:00 pm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 10 Session Five: 3:15 - 4:15 pm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 12 Posters, Technology Showcase, and Vendor Exhibits . . . . . . . . . . . page 15 Presenter Biographies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 20 Upcoming Events Calendar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 26 Campus Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 28 Wireless Internet access To use wireless access on the Bucknell campus: connect to the bucknell_guests network Please go to Coleman Hall, Room 119 if you need further assistance. www.madlcon.org Page 1
  4. 4. mid-atlantic Digital Library Conference 2008 — July 9, 2008 Conference Schedule Tuesday, July 8th 6:00 pm Dinner at La Primavera 2593 Old Turnpike Rd., Lewisburg, PA 17837 Wednesday, July 9th 8:00 - 8:30 am Registration, Continental Breakfast [Elaine Langone Center, Walls Lounge, Room 213] 8:30 - 8:50 am Opening, Welcome [Elaine Langone Center, Forum] 1 2 3 4 5 Track one Track Two Track Three Track four Track five getting archives & Digital Digital Library Case Case Started Libraries Technologies & Systems Studies Studies Balancing the Local History Need for Efficient The Tri-Colleges’ Building and online: an open Submission of Collaborative managing a Source Solution to Scientific Data Visual resource Introduction to Successful Digital 9:00 - 10:00 am the management with the need to Collection Session One Digital Library repository in and access Collect metadata — Nicole Finzer, Technologies & DSpace of Historical — Robert R. Downs Bryn Mawr College; metadata 101 — Michele Kimpton, Collections and Robert S. Susan Dreher, — Laura Riskedahl, Holly Mercer, — John Lyles, Chen, Center for Swarthmore Bucknell University William Simpson, Chattahochee International Earth College; Julie D. Jeffrey Trimble and Valley Regional Science Information Coy, Haverford Abby Clobridge Library System Network (CIESIN), College Columbia University Coleman 221 Coleman 252 Coleman 251 Coleman 120 Coleman 150 Various access to approaches to Visual resource Johns Hopkins Building Digital Collections 10:15 - 11:15 am archivists’ Toolkit applied Physics Session Two Libraries Introduction to — Joan Beaudoin, — Brian Hoffman, Laboratory Digital — From Tech Cool Streaming Video Ph.D. Candidate, New York University Image Library to Strategic – — Eric Smith, Drexel University and Sibyl Roud, — Karen Higgins, Deborah Ludwig Bucknell University and Rachael Archivists’ Toolkit Johns Hopkins and Sheryl Bradley, University Williams, University Ph.D. Candidate, of Kansas Univ. of Maryland Coleman 251 Coleman 252 Coleman 221 Coleman 120 Coleman 150 Digital reference The Classical Services: The Implementing a artifact research 11:30 am - 12:30 pm Scaling Up Current State Digital Library repository Tools for Session Three Digital Library of Library repository Using in DSpace: a repurposing marC Production: and archival fedora Partnership with metadata in Digital Strategies for Instruction — David Kennedy Students Libraries Practitioners — Valli Hoski, and Jennie A. — Lois Widmer, Dai — Michael Bolam, — Aaron L. Brenner, Kathleen O’Neill, Levine, University Wei, and Jenny Univ. of Pittsburgh Univ. of Pittsburgh Donna Scanlon, of Maryland Zimmer, Mark Sgambettera, Brandeis University Vanessa Uribe Coleman 221 Coleman 150 Coleman 252 Coleman 251 Coleman 120 12:30 - 2:00 pm Lunch and Special-Interest Group Discussions [Larison Dining Hall] Page 2 www.madlcon.org
  5. 5. mid-atlantic Digital Library Conference 2008 — July 9, 2008 1 2 3 4 5 Track one Track Two Track Three Track four Track five getting archives & Digital Digital Library Case Case Started Libraries Technologies & Systems Studies Studies Defining and a Series of Collaborating with Digitizing a Unfortunate events, Building Digital faculty on Digital Commonwealth: or How not to Build audiovisual metaDB: a Projects Towards a 2:00 - 3:00 pm Session Four a Digital Image Collections: an Distributed metadata — Michael Weaver, Collaborative archive example from the Creation Tool Bucknell University; approach to the — Jami L. Bryan, archives — Eric Luhrs, Jim Gerencser, Digitization of Thomas McNulty, and — Kevin Clair, Penn Lafayette College Dickinson College; Pennsylvania’s Carolyn S. Parsons, State Robert Harris, William History, Society, and University of Mary Paterson University Culture Washington — John Barnett, PALCI Coleman 252 Coleman 150 Coleman 120 Coleman 251 Coleman 221 LSTa grants: from Projects from Project Planning University archives Using open Source 3:15 - 4:15 pm Session Five to fruition to World War II Poster — Rodney G. Software: What Tour of Bucknell Sustainability Project Obein, Worcester it means for Your University’s — Janet Hurlbert, — David Del Testa, Polytechnic Institute Institution Bertrand Library Lycoming College Bucknell University and Malinda Triller, — Panel discussion and Jim Gerencser, Dickinson College Dickinson College Coleman 150 Coleman 252 Coleman 251 Coleman 221 Tracks Combine - Bertrand Library, Second floor Digital Herbarium Collection — Andrew Sallans, Carla Lee, and Sherry Lake, University of Virginia encoded archival Description (eaD): a microsoft Word Template — Daniel Mancusi, Bucknell University evaluation of Digital Libraries: my Personal experiences with mIC, nJDH, and nJVid — Judy Jeng, New Jersey City University Posters, Technology Showcase, and Vendor Exhibits fleet Street found: The global Photos metadata Project — John Fahs and Abigail Meisterman, New York Public Library I never met a Digital object I Couldn’t Cite: Zotero and alternatives for Personal Digital Libraries — Jack Widner, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania an Investigation of Image Users across Disciplines: a model of Image needs, retrieval, and Use — Joan E. Beaudoin, Drexel University Leveraging History with Social Technologies — Judith Brink-Drescher and Diane Holliday, Dowling College 4:30 - 6:00 pm managing Digitization activities: an arL SPeC Kit — Rebecca L. Mugridge, Penn State University a manakin makeover: DSpace “Looks and feels” good — Christina Richison, National Institute for Technology and Liberal Education (NITLE) metaDB: a Tool for Distributed metadata Creation — Eric Luhrs, Lafayette College Planning and administering a Digitization Project in a Small, Team-Based Library — Brian Ardan, Bernadette Heiney, Joby Topper, and Cathy Weglarz, Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania Streaming Video Technologies — Eric Smith, Bucknell University Using an Institutional repository (Ir) for Prostate Tissue array Image Data Preservation — William Simpson, University of Delaware Using Dublin Core to Create electronic access to the West Virginia and regional History Collection’s Printed ephemera Collection — Anna Schein, West Virginia University West Virginia History onView: a Big Digital Project with a Little Budget — John Cuthbert, West Virginia University Vendors: alexander Press, ContentDm, D&e Communications, DSpace, Kirtas Technologies, Luna, nITLe, PaLIneT www.madlcon.org Page 3
  6. 6. mid-atlantic Digital Library Conference 2008 — July 9, 2008 ConferenCe SCHeDULe Session one: 9:00 – 10:00 am Building and managing a Successful Introduction to Digital Library Digital repository in DSpace Technologies & metadata 101 Coleman Hall, room 251 Coleman Hall, room 221 michele Kimpton Laura riskedahl executive Director metadata Librarian DSpace foundation Bucknell University Holly mercer Head of Scholar Services This session is designed to introduce topics, terminology, University of Kansas technologies related to digital libraries and metadata. The session is intended for librarians who are new to digitization William Simpson projects and digital library concepts. Topics will be covered Senior assistant Librarian and Coordinator, quickly and at a very broad, general level. UD Library Institutional repository University of Delaware http://www.bucknell.edu/x43623.xml Jeffrey Trimble, Systems Librarian Youngstown State University abby Clobridge Digital Initiatives group Leader Local History online: an open Source Bucknell University Solution to the management and access DSpace is an open source digital repository application that of Historical Collections can be used by any organization to provide permanent access Coleman Hall, room 252 to its digital works. The software is free and open source, meaning users can download and customize the application to John Lyles fit their needs. The software was initially developed by MIT archivist/genealogist and HP labs, and made open source in 2002. The platform was Chattahoochee Valley regional Library System adopted quickly by numerous organizations around the world, as it was easy to use and provided broad access to much of The Chattahoochee Valley Regional Library System (CVRLS) the key intellectual output produced in digital form. Currently project provides greater management and online access to there are over 300 organizations in 42 countries using DSpace. its local history and genealogy collections. Like many public The majority of these organizations are college and university libraries, CVRLS had amassed numerous unidentified and libraries. unprocessed historical collections but had little experience managing and providing access to them. To complicate matters, In the first several years after DSpace gained adoption, many CVRLS agreed to assist other cultural heritage organizations in organizations noted they were having trouble getting traction arrangement and access to their respective archival collections. on campus to entice users to deposit content into their How does a library, with limited resources, establish intellectual repository. This presentation will discuss the common issues control and provide online access to these unique collections? faced across the community, several case studies on what One option is Archon, an open source archival management tool libraries did to promote their repository and engage users, and developed by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. how the DSpace application has evolved to better address the This presentation will discuss the selection of an open source needs of the end users. management system, usability issues, project workflows, and will emphasize the challenges and benefits of serving history online. Page 4 www.madlcon.org
  7. 7. mid-atlantic Digital Library Conference 2008 — July 9, 2008 ConferenCe SCHeDULe The Tri-Colleges’ Collaborative Visual Balancing the Need for Efficient resource Collection Submission of Scientific Data with the Coleman Hall, room 150 need to Collect metadata Coleman Hall, room 120 nicole finzer Visual resources Specialist robert r. Downs Bryn mawr College Senior Digital archivist Susan Dreher Center for International earth Science Visual resources Digitization Coordinator Information network (CIeSIn) Swarthmore College Columbia University Julie D. Coy robert S. Chen Bibliographic and Digital Services assistant Director Haverford College Center for International earth Science Information network (CIeSIn) The Tri-Colleges (Bryn Mawr, Swarthmore, Haverford) developed Columbia University and maintained separate Visual Resources Collections until Summer 2006. At this time the colleges decided to bring the Providing capabilities for efficient self-submission of online image collections together and participate in the ARTstor scientific data into digital repositories can enable scientists hosting program. Multiple systems (Luna Insight, Embark, MDID, to submit their data for preservation and use by current and ContentDM) were reviewed. This session will discuss the issues future communities of users. Obtaining documentation and and decisions that went into making a successful collaboration, descriptions of submitted data from scientists can improve the from cataloging practices to digitization standards, along with quality of the submission and facilitate the discovery, use, and our ongoing challenges. curation of scientific data. When designing capabilities that enable web-based submission of scientific data and research http://triptych.brynmawr.edu/ related information into digital repositories, the user interface enabling self-submission must offer simple and efficient ways for scientists and their representatives to contribute metadata, documentation, and descriptive information about the data that they are sharing. Digital repository developers and managers need to meet the challenge to balance the requirements for enabling efficient submission of scientific data with the requirements for scientists to provide metadata, documentation, and descriptive information with their data. Designing the user interface to enable capabilities for the self-submission of data that meets this challenge can facilitate the submission of scientific data that includes the information needed to improve data quality, provenance, and understandability, and to facilitate its preservation for future discovery and use. http://www.ciesin.org/ www.madlcon.org Page 5
  8. 8. mid-atlantic Digital Library Conference 2008 — July 9, 2008 ConferenCe SCHeDULe Session Two: 10:15 – 11:15 am archivists’ Toolkit access to Visual resource Collections Coleman Hall, room 252 Coleman Hall, room 150 Brian Hoffman Part one: Seeing, Seeking and Sensing: Intellectual analyst access to Visual Collections new York University Sibyl roud Joan Beaudoin archives analyst Ph.D. Candidate & ImLS research fellow archivists’ Toolkit College of Information Science & Technology Drexel University The Archivists’ Toolkit is the first open source archival data management system to provide integrated support for Although images are among the most intriguing materials to accessioning, description, donor tracking, name and subject be found in digital collections, providing intellectual access authority work, and location management for archival to them presents unique challenges. This session sets out materials. NYU has adopted the Archivists’ Toolkit for archival to address the various dimensions that must be considered management, and has created workflows that leverage in providing access to images in an online setting. These the Toolkit to facilitate preservation- and access-oriented dimensions are the cataloging of materials, the methods of digitization; desktop web publishing; and OAI-PMH exposure retrieval, and user expectations. of archival collections. This demonstration will review the main functionality of the Toolkit, highlighting new features in Part Two: Image Search, retrieval, and Collaborative the latest release. We will then discuss the various authoring Use during the Costume Design Process and publication lifecycles of finding aid data at NYU and invite questions and discussion. rachael Bradley Ph.D. Candidate http://www.archiviststoolkit.org/ College of Information Studies University of maryland Information Systems engineer mITre Corporation Visual information is used during collaborative design Introduction to Streaming Video processes to convey both factual and affective information. Coleman Hall, room 221 Understanding image use during design facilitates developing digital collections to support communities of practice that need eric Smith to find, retrieve and discuss images. This session will present assistant Director of Information Security results from a pilot study of image use during a costume design and networking process. It will discuss how the findings fit with previous users Bucknell University studies of image use in other contexts and within a larger research framework on image use during collaborative costume Increasingly, more institutions are streaming video and audio design practice. within institutional repositories and digital library collections to distribute multimedia content to global audiences. In this presentation, we will review the basics of web streaming and present a simple solution that will allow an institution to easily begin to stream video. We will demonstrate techniques using a combination of software that many institutions already own and some additional open-source utilities. We will also cover the steps required to integrate digital video services with the Akamai global distribution network and discuss options for incorporating the streamed video into digital library and institutional repository systems. This session will be interactive; attendees are encouraged to bring laptops. http://www.bucknell.tv/ Page 6 www.madlcon.org
  9. 9. mid-atlantic Digital Library Conference 2008 — July 9, 2008 ConferenCe SCHeDULe Johns Hopkins applied Physics Various approaches to Building Digital Laboratory Digital Image Library Libraries – from Tech Cool to Strategic Coleman Hall, room 120 Coleman Hall, room 251 Karen B. Higgins Deborah Ludwig Johns Hopkins University assistant Dean for Collections and Scholar Services The Applied Physics Laboratory had a collection of approximately University of Kansas Libraries 30,000 digital photographs dating back to 1999 managed using Sheryl Williams Extensis Portfolio, a desktop application. The collection was Interim Head of Spencer research Library mainly used by a few graphic artists and designers. A project University of Kansas was undertaken in 2006 to make the collection web accessible by all laboratory staff. Web access was launched in July The race is on at many cultural heritage institutions to build 2007. This presentation will explain the project and include a new and innovative digital collections that extend knowledge discussion of: and experiential learning in exciting ways. Institutions utilize a variety of approaches in building digital collections and libraries. • Defining a metadata schema for the collection Some focus on systematic identification, prioritization, and • Using a taxonomy vs. authority lists digitization of existing collections. Others may foster cross-unit • Indexing the Collection teams of collections or subject specialists, curators, archivists, • Designing the web interface university administrators, and digital or technical specialists to • Conducting the Usability study establish digital development priorities. Still others may build • Future enhancements digital content through outreach, engagement, and partnership with individual faculty, departments, researchers, artists, students, or community groups. Some innovative institutions concentrate on creating model or demonstration projects that illuminate possibilities for new types of digital collections with an eye on using technology to enable interactive experience. Institutions embarking on, or re-evaluating, a digital library program may wish to take some time to discuss these approaches, consider the strengths and challenges of these various options for building and sustaining digital collections, and focus on those options that best meet the mission and goals of the institutions. www.madlcon.org Page 7
  10. 10. mid-atlantic Digital Library Conference 2008 — July 9, 2008 ConferenCe SCHeDULe Session Three: 11:30 – 12:30 pm The Classical artifact research Implementing a Digital Library repository repository in DSpace: a Partnership with Using fedora Students Coleman Hall, room 252 Coleman Hall, room 251 David Kennedy and Jennie a. Levine Lois Widmer University of maryland associate Director for e-research Support The University of Maryland Libraries launched its Digital Brandeis University Collections repository in July 2007. Digital Collections at Dai Wei the University of Maryland is based on the Fedora platform. Digital Initiatives Librarian While two collections were mounted in Fedora a year after Brandeis University implementation began, it took an additional 18 months to Jenny Zimmer release an integrated repository which supports both federated Brandeis ‘08 searching across collections, as well as the development of individual ‘boutique’ collections with their own interfaces, The Classical Artifact Research Center, part of the Classical search parameters, and browse functionality. We will focus on Studies Department at Brandeis University, houses a collection how these goals informed the development of an extensible of some 800 archaeological artifacts primarily from the Mid framework that was flexible enough to accommodate multiple East. Each year a select group of students is awarded internships object types (images, full text TEI and EAD, moving images, to manage and research this collection. During academic year and audio) but which also supported cross-object retrieval. 2007-2008, the current group of interns began a project to photograph and describe each object in order to provide broader The presentation will explore not only the technical issues access to the collection than can be accomplished through faced, but the organizational issues in mounting a relatively local exhibits. Simultaneously with this initiative, Brandeis has complex architecture with limited resources. We will also launched an institutional repository based on DSpace software. discuss the various metadata schemes used in the system, as The logical next step was to negotiate the addition of the well as the system architecture, including the development CLARC digital image collection in the institutional repository. of an API, object and content classifications, web services, This effort has been a joint negotiation and collaboration and the development of the administrative interface. Lastly among the student interns, the faculty advisor, and Library & we will discuss issues of migration, authentication and Technology Services (LTS) staff members. archival storage. Finally, the presentation will address future enhancements and plans for development, as well as stumbling The initial collection for the institutional repository consists of blocks and lessons learned from the process of building a digital about 300 images of some 170 objects in the CLARC collection. collections repository. Additional images as well as students’ research papers, senior honors theses, and bibliographies will be added as they become http://www.lib.umd.edu/digital/ available. As more research is conducted, metadata for the objects will be updated; therefore, this is an active, living collection in the institutional repository. Future plans include 3-dimensional viewing of the objects. The presentation will cover decision-making and negotiation processes, metadata choices, metadata crosswalks between FileMaker Pro local metadata set and DSpace qualified Dublin Core, working with multiple manifestations of each object, and the overall experience of collaborating and coordinating with busy students and faculty. http://www.brandeis.edu/departments/classics/CLarC.html Page 8 www.madlcon.org
  11. 11. mid-atlantic Digital Library Conference 2008 — July 9, 2008 ConferenCe SCHeDULe Digital reference Services: The Current Scaling Up Digital Library Production: State of Library and archival Instruction Strategies for Practitioners Coleman Hall, room 150 Coleman Hall, room 221 Valli Hoski aaron L. Brenner Kathleen o’neill Digital Projects Librarian Donna Scanlon University of Pittsburgh mark Sgambettera Vanessa Uribe As libraries transition their digitization initiatives from ad hoc projects to ongoing programs, there is great incentive to scale- The panel presents two content analyses, one qualitative up the work of creating and managing digital objects. The survey, and one case study that focus on how reference Digital Research Library within the University Library System services and library and archival instruction are currently at the University of Pittsburgh has been engaged in such an being delivered in a digital environment. In addressing the effort; over the last several years it has worked to generalize current state of library and archival instruction, the panelists its processes, streamline workflows, and automate as much of hope to raise awareness about the importance of the human its digital production work as possible. element in digital libraries, highlight the ways that reference services add value to digital collections, and demonstrate This lecture will present our workflow strategies as a case- practical solutions for the design of digital reference services study, focusing on general principles that should be widely that conference attendees can apply to their host institutional applicable to other library digitization practitioners. Specific website or reference services workflow. topics will include: process mapping, workflow tracking, file management, quality control, documentation strategies, Valli Hoski will present case studies of self-guided bibliographic automation design, and custom tool development. Ongoing and research methodology modules that can be used challenges and future goals will also be addressed. independently by students, teachers, or librarians, or integrated into instructional lesson plans in order to accommodate a range of audiences and learning styles. Kathleen O’Neill and Mark Sgambettera present the results from two content analyses of archival websites in which the Tools for repurposing marC metadata in panelists ask: What reference materials are available online Digital Libraries that provide users with information about archival repositories Coleman Hall, room 120 and their collections? Ms. O’Neill will analyze whether the format, content, and presentation of reference materials michael Bolam can be classified as user centered or material centered, the metadata Librarian for Digital Production degree to which digital reference materials improve archival University of Pittsburgh literacy, and how these elements impact intellectual access to archival collections. Mr. Sgambettera will report on state- Libraries expend a huge amount of resources creating and of-the-art archival instruction modules and survey trends in maintaining MARC data for their online public access catalog. digital reference services. Transforming catalog records to MARCXML allows libraries to reuse their MARC data in XML-based digital library projects. Donna Scanlon and Vanessa Uribe will compare educational Free open source tools for creating MARCXML from MARC, built and training methods used by library schools and the Internet on a variety of platforms, are available to help librarians make Public Library to train students and staff in how to answer the transformation. reference questions. Using evidence from interviews with educators and instructors, Ms. Scanlon and Ms. Uribe will The lecture will present a brief overview of the MARCXML contrast pedagogical styles as they relate to traditional, face- standard and feature some of the tools for creating XML to-face reference transactions and digital reference services. from MARC records. Specific tools will include the Library of Congress MARCXML Toolkit, MarcEdit, MARC4J, and MARC/Perl. Strengths and weaknesses of each of the tools will be explored using actual data. www.madlcon.org Page 9
  12. 12. mid-atlantic Digital Library Conference 2008 — July 9, 2008 ConferenCe SCHeDULe Session four: 2:00 – 3:00 pm The intersection of these undertakings with the Access Defining and Digitizing a Commonwealth: Pennsylvania Digital Repository and the Pennsylvania Digital Towards a Collaborative approach to the Library metadata repository will also be discussed. Meeting attendees will be encouraged to discuss and provide feedback Digitization of Pennsylvania’s History, on these projects, which will then be used to shape the Society, and Culture digitization work being done. Coleman Hall, room 221 http://padl.pbwiki.com/ John Barnett assistant Director Pennsylvania academic Library Consortium, Inc. (PaLCI) Tom Clareson a Series of Unfortunate events, or How Program Director for new Initiatives not to Build a Digital Image archive PaLIneT Dan Iddings Coleman Hall, room 252 executive Director Pennsylvania academic Library Jami L. Bryan Consortium, Inc. (PaLCI) Library manager Laura Blanchard College of graduate and Professional Studies executive Director University of mary Washington Philadelphia area Consortium of Special Thomas mcnulty Collections Libraries (PaCSCL) assistant Systems Librarian Simpson Library The presentation will focus on two collaborative undertakings University of mary Washington by several of Pennsylvania’s library consortia — PACSCL, PALCI, Carolyn S. Parsons and PALINET — in conjunction with Access Pennsylvania and the Special Collections librarian Pennsylvania Office of Commonwealth Libraries to help define Simpson Library and create Pennsylvania’s digital library. University of mary Washington The first part of the presentation will concentrate on the Librarians and IT staff at the University of Mary Washington efforts of the Collection Development Working Group of the encountered myriad pitfalls and problems in building a digital Pennsylvania Advisory Committee for Collaborative Digitization image archive for the University’s Centennial Celebration. Three (PACCD), a statewide coalition of leaders in digitization of librarians involved in the project will share lessons learned and access to important resources across the Commonwealth over a two year period of missteps, trials and tribulations of Pennsylvania. Representatives from this working group in the creation of Archives @ UMW, a digital repository that will report on their activities to develop guidelines for the runs on VTLS’s VITAL software. The team will discuss the many subject matter and content of a comprehensive, distributed, issues they discovered in securing funding and maintaining a statewide digital collection of Pennsylvania’s history, society, realistic and workable project scope. Difficulties with metadata and culture. standardization and editing, complex copyright issues, image acquisition, and hardware and software limitations will also The second part of the presentation will elaborate on PALINET be discussed. Finally, the group will reveal some of the more and other consortia’s efforts to carry out a regional mass challenging moments they faced as they tried to sustain a digitization operation that complies with the Open Content productive team environment, train student workers and Alliance philosophy of free and open access through the Internet handle increasing pressures from the University community to Archive. With support from a Sloan Foundation grant, PALINET “get the images online already.” and PALCI member libraries have committed to make a portion of their public domain books available for digitization in order to provide a broad array of research materials to students, faculty, and the community as a whole. Page 10 www.madlcon.org
  13. 13. mid-atlantic Digital Library Conference 2008 — July 9, 2008 ConferenCe SCHeDULe Building Digital audiovisual Collections: Collaborating with faculty on Digital an example from the archives Projects Coleman Hall, room 150 Coleman Hall, room 251 Kevin m. Clair Part one: Part of the Team: Working with faculty to metadata Librarian meet Their Digital goals Penn State University Jim gerencser Advances in technology have put the possibility of making College archivist audiovisual content available digitally within reach for many Dickinson College institutions that could not previously afford to do so. There are unique challenges associated with digitizing and managing Many of the digital projects that have been undertaken this type of material. In this presentation, attendees will learn utilizing resources of the Dickinson College Archives and Special how to make their audiovisual collections accessible, including Collections have been initiated by faculty at the college. In digitization software, file formats appropriate for archival some cases, professor and archivist worked very closely through purposes, and metadata standards which exist to make every detail of the project, while in others the archivist merely this material findable. The Jack Rabin Collection, a digital provided advice on scanning and metadata standards. Some collection produced by Penn State with significant audiovisual projects involved college resources and personnel exclusively, materials, will be used to demonstrate these topics. and others required working with outside vendors and website designers. In this presentation, Jim will be talking about his http://www.jackflaps.net/talks/bucknell/ different collaborative experiences and will suggest ways in which information professionals can be especially helpful when supporting faculty members in their digital aspirations. Part Two: Teaching History using Digital resources metaDB: a Distributed metadata Creation robert alan Harris Tool asst. Dir. for academic Technology, IrT Coleman Hall, room 120 The William Paterson University of new Jersey, Wayne eric Luhrs Digital Initiatives Librarian Can the usual secondary and tertiary source readings assigned Lafayette College in upper-level college history classes be replaced by primary sources taken from digital libraries and archives? Have the The key to successful digitization work at small colleges is to online resources created by scholars and librarians developed build strong relationships among scholars, librarians, archivists, to the point that secondary studies, analyses, and summaries and technologists, and to learn how to break projects into can be put aside in favor of the building blocks of history itself: tasks that can be distributed among these collaborators and primary sources? then re-assembled into cohesive collections. Lafayette College is developing MetaDB, a distributed metadata creation system These questions rest on two levels: first, the debate that allows us to farm out individual digitization tasks to concerning the value of primary sources vs. secondary and experts throughout campus, and then to export completed tertiary analyses, and second the question of the viability of collections directly to our digital repository. MetaDB allows current online resources as a vehicle of study for college level these users to work concurrently, automates tedious data entry students. I will treat both questions, but my primary interest tasks, minimizes input mistakes, and provides remote access is the latter. What is the state of online history resources, and to digital collection builders. Using MetaDB’s web interface, is it reasonable to expect that they can be used as central students create technical records as items are scanned, the reading materials in a college-level course? digital initiatives librarian defines metadata requirements and supplies data for static administrative fields, then archivists or faculty subject specialists provide descriptive metadata for each item. continued on next page www.madlcon.org Page 11
  14. 14. mid-atlantic Digital Library Conference 2008 — July 9, 2008 ConferenCe SCHeDULe continued from previous page Session five: 3:15 – 4:15 pm Part Three: Collaborating with faculty World War II Poster Project michael Weaver Coleman Hall, room 221 Instructional Technology – Lead Bucknell University David Del Testa assistant Professor of History What do historic architecture, bees, snakes, and multicultural Bucknell University masks have in common? Join us to learn about the World War II Poster Project, a unit They’re all the subject of digital projects involving designed to embed several information literacy and technology collaborations between faculty and the instructional technology fluency skills into an entry-level history course. The project group at Bucknell University. Faculty at Bucknell use digital was initially conceived by David Del Testa, Assistant Professor resources in research, scholarship, and classroom activities. of History, and was implemented as a collaborative effort Some projects may involve existing digital resources, while between Del Testa and several members of the library and others involve creating new resources. Often, there is some information technology staff who hoped to use a sensitive form of underlying technology necessary to support the digital mix of ‘analog’ historical sources and technology as a vehicle project, and that’s where the instructional technology group to promote more student engagement in the standards and gets involved. With some projects, we are working with the methods of historical practice. faculty alone. In other cases, we are also working with students in a particular course. In this presentation, we will discuss: We’ll take a look at several digital projects at Bucknell. • Planning Emphasis will be on the collaborations between faculty and • Information literacy standards and the World War II Poster instructional technologists in creating and supporting these Project projects and resources. • Collaboration between faculty, librarians, and instructional technologists • Project chronology • Students’ experiences working with archival materials • Building the digital library • Assessment • Lessons learned • Plans for the future The intent is that this project can serve as a blueprint that can be adopted by other institutions, using various types of archival materials. http://www.bucknell.edu/x36100.xml Page 12 www.madlcon.org
  15. 15. mid-atlantic Digital Library Conference 2008 — July 9, 2008 ConferenCe SCHeDULe LSTa grants: from Project Planning to Using open Source Software: What it fruition to Sustainability means for Your Institution Coleman Hall, room 150 Coleman Hall, room 251 Part one: The Lycoming County Women’s History michele Kimpton Project executive Director DSpace foundation and Panelists Janet Hurlbert additional Panelists associate Dean and Director of Library Services Lycoming College Join us for a discussion about open source software. Michele Kimpton (DSpace Foundation) will outline what criteria you Lycoming College, in partnership with the James V. Brown should look for when evaluating an open source platform, what Library and the Lycoming County Historical Society received resources you will need internally, what you get and what you a LSTA planning grant for a digital Lycoming County Women’s do not get when you choose to run opensource, and lastly what History Project. The presentation will focus on the conditions the long term benefits are, particularly for libraries, when existing in the Williamsport community that led us to envision choosing open source solutions over proprietary commercial such a grant and the beginning steps in procuring the grant. solutions. Details will be shared about the consulting process and the formation of a community users group to guide the planning The rest of the session will be a panel discussion. Panelists and implementation stages for this project. Emphasis will be on will include representatives from various types and sizes of the need for careful planning and will elaborate on our use of a institutions. Audience members will be encouraged to ask project manager not employed by any of the three institutions. questions of panel members. A lively discussion is expected! Future steps that will occur as a result of this planning process will also be included. Part Two: manageable and reasonable: Implementing an LSTa Digitization grant Jim gerencser College archivist Dickinson College Waidner-Spahr Library In September 2001, Dickinson College submitted its first grant proposal for a digital project through the LSTA program. Receiving that first grant provided a valuable foundation on which we have been able to build ever since. We recently completed our third LSTA-funded digital project, this past one being a collaborative venture with Millersville University, and we began work on our fourth project just last month. In this presentation, Jim will discuss his experiences with submitting, implementing, and sustaining each of these LSTA grants. Jim will address the application process as well as the reporting and other administrative details necessary as part of the grant process. Jim will also speak about the challenges of maintaining and sustaining digital initiatives through the years and will suggest several options as possible solutions to these challenges. www.madlcon.org Page 13
  16. 16. mid-atlantic Digital Library Conference 2008 — July 9, 2008 ConferenCe SCHeDULe Projects from University archives Coleman Hall, room 252 Part one: meet Theo: Digitizing the Theo Brown Diaries rodney g. obien Curator of Special Collections & archives george C. gordon Library Worcester Polytechnic Institute In 2006, the Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) received a grant from the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners to digitize a collection of diaries by the noted John Deere engineer Theo Brown. Theo Brown, a graduate of WPI Class of 1901, was head of the experimental division of John Deere & Co. and responsible for 158 design patents. The diaries (65 volumes, 23,000 pages) chronicle his 41-years at John Deere, and captures the spirit of Americana in his day-to-day descriptions of family, travel, and current events from 1893 to 1971. The presentation will offer an overview of the project, detailing its planning and implementation. http://theo.wpi.edu/ Part Two: Doing Digitization In-House: The James Buchanan resource Center malinda Triller Special Collections Librarian Dickinson College Waidner-Spahr Library This presentation will provide attendees with a model for implementing an in-house digitization project based on Dickinson College’s James Buchanan Resource Center. Buchanan graduated from Dickinson in 1809, and the college has since collected manuscript and print materials that document his extensive and often-criticized career in politics. The Archives and Special Collections Department created the Resource Center in 2004 with funding provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act. This on-line resource combines full-text searchable correspondence and published works with images, a timeline, extensive bibliographies, and other contextual information. This presentation will provide an overview of the project’s workflow, including planning, selection, equipment and technology, scanning and metadata standards, quality control, and evaluation. http://deila.dickinson.edu/buchanan/ Page 14 www.madlcon.org
  17. 17. mid-atlantic Digital Library Conference 2008 — July 9, 2008 PoSTerS, TeCHnoLogY SHoWCaSe, anD VenDor eXHIBITS Digital Herbarium Collection encoded archival Description (eaD) Template in microsoft Word andrew Sallans research Computing Lab manager Daniel mancusi University of Virginia Digital Projects Technologist Sherry Lake Bucknell University metadata Specialist University of Virginia We will demonstrate a Microsoft Word .doc file which serves rebecca Pappert as a template for filling out the most common EAD fields for a Librarian for Life Sciences finding aid. When completed, the template can be exported University of Virginia to an EAD-encoded XML file. additional authors: Carla Lee Director of Science engineering and education Libraries evaluation of Digital Libraries: mIC, University of Virginia nJDH, and nJVid Deborah eshenour Web and Publications editor Judy Jeng University of Virginia Head of Collection Services new Jersey City University The Research Computing Lab, of the University of Virginia’s Charles L. Brown Science and Engineering Library, has been This poster reports my digital library evaluation experiences, collaborating with the University of Virginia’s Department of including the evaluations of the Moving Image Collections (MIC, Biology and Mountain Lake Biological Station to develop a http://mic.imtc.gatech.edu/), the New Jersey Digital Highway digital herbarium collection. The digitization of this collection (NJDH, http://www.njdigitalhighway.org/index.php), and the will improve access to the collection, while also preserving the NJVid (http://www.wpunj.edu/njvid/). knowledge stored in the physical collection and held by those who curate the collections. Immediately upon digitization, Usefulness was the primary evaluation criterion for both the this collection will become available to a far wider audience, MIC and the NJDH. The evaluation of the MIC used FRBR’s four rather than just those who visit the semi-remote research tasks (find, identify, select, and obtain) as the framework and facility during the summer months. uncovered what metadata fields were useful in these four information retrieval stages. The evaluation of the NJDH helped In addition to these basic digitization goals, we have aligned to discover the priorities of themes to add to its collections, with the efforts of the NSF-funded SERNEC (Southeast Regional why some local museums were not able to participate, and Network of Expertise and Collections) project to develop other usability issues. The evaluation of the NJVid has thus far standards for digital collections, funding, resources, and completed its first stage: needs assessment. preservation of expert knowledge in Southeast herbaria. This wider collaboration will allow insufficiently-funded institutions the opportunity to pool resources with other institutions and still successfully preserve and increase access to their institution’s herbaria. The potential impact of increased access to herbaria is significant. Newly discovered herbaria data, timescale collections, and subsequent opportunities for powerful computation and analysis, increases the potential for new discoveries and better decision-making around botanical resources in the Southeast. www.madlcon.org Page 15
  18. 18. mid-atlantic Digital Library Conference 2008 — July 9, 2008 PoSTerS, TeCHnoLogY SHoWCaSe, anD VenDor eXHIBITS fleet Street found: The global Photos I never met a Digital object I Couldn’t metadata Project Cite: Zotero and alternatives for Personal Digital Libraries John fahs Senior Young adult Librarian Jack Widner new York Public Library assistant Professor abigail meisterman reference Librarian nYPL Labs edinboro University of Pa new York Public Library Zotero, a free utility developed at George Mason University, This poster focuses on a vernacular photography digitization is a client-based application for bibliographic management project currently underway at the Queens College’s Graduate and document storage while using the web. Based exclusively School of Library and Information Science (Queens College on open source and on the Firefox browser, Zotero is finding GSLIS). The presentation is being made by John Fahs, with a niche in an open-source world, and recently was cited as quality control and consulting input from my former QC the bibliographic management tool of choice for the American classmate and current NYPL colleague Abigail Meisterman of Social History Online project. See http://www.dlfaquifer.org/ NYPL Labs. The Global Photos Metadata Project was initially In this poster, Zotero will be demonstrated and compared to conceived as the final project in Dr. Colleen Cool’s Digital other packages that may be available to users in University Libraries course (GSLIS 753) and is currently being refined settings, and the advantages and shortcomings will be offered. as an Independent Study project under Professor Thomas As digital libraries expand, the desire of users to collect Surprenant (GSLIS 791). The project has been heavily modeled objects and even build personal libraries, while maintaining the on the Waterways of New York postcard project initiated by Dr. importance of citing sources correctly, will remain important Surprenant and Dr. Claudia Perry of QC. for anyone who plans to incorporate them into scholarly or popular works. The Global Photos Metadata project encompasses a subset of 20 images from a large collection (500+ images) from a defunct wire service to which all rights have been acquired. They were originally created as works for hire by anonymous Fleet Street hacks on the crime beat in London from 1965-1981. an Investigation of Image Users across The project to date has included scanning both the front and Disciplines: a model of Image needs, backs of the photos to create high-resolution Tiff files; the retrieval, and Use creation of access derivatives; the assignment of metadata; and the creation of an access point for end users via Flickr. Joan e. Beaudoin Collection building is also underway with these images using Greenstone, but for the purposes of the poster the focus Ph.D. Candidate & ImLS research fellow will be on the work currently accessible on Flickr in order to College of Information Science & Technology present a case study in getting started with a project using Drexel University metadata in a rapid development project and in preserving fragile photographic materials before creating access for Images, visual representations of the world and ideas around researchers and other stakeholders. The goal is to show how us, have become a pervasive presence in the 21st century. experimentation and collaboration in applying metadata to Technological advances in the past two decades and the a special collection of vernacular photography can provide growth of the Internet have accelerated the amount of visual usability to researchers from an artistic, historical and social material available to us and increased our access to images. background. Although there has been great deal of enthusiasm for the entry of images into the digital realm, research into the topic Vernacular photographs are often considered to be “accidental” of image users has not seen an equal level of support. In an art in that they have typically been produced for purposes other attempt to understand image users’ behaviors this study will than artistic. Sometimes described as “Fine Art Documentary examine twenty-four participants in four separate user groups, Photographs” or “Outsider Art,” the genre is by definition quite including six in each group: archaeologists, architects, art large, relatively new in terms of scholarly interest, and due to historians and artists. The choice of these groups of participants the nature of the images, both compelling and addictive. creates a situation where two groups, archaeologists and art historians, are expected to need images for pedagogical and research purposes while the two remaining groups, architects and artists, are believed to need images for inspiration and problem-solving aims. These groups of image users will allow Page 16 www.madlcon.org
  19. 19. mid-atlantic Digital Library Conference 2008 — July 9, 2008 PoSTerS, TeCHnoLogY SHoWCaSe, anD VenDor eXHIBITS for an assessment of image users’ behaviors by discipline and managing Digitization activities: an arL underlying needs. This examination will be used to identify the critical characteristics of users’ image needs, retrieval and SPeC Kit use. The frequency of image needs and the extent of direct rebecca L. mugridge image seeking are among these critical characteristics which will in turn lead to the development of a theoretical model to Head explain users’ image behaviors. Cataloging and metadata Services Penn State University Libraries Academic and research libraries are increasingly becoming involved in digitization activities. As the management of digital projects and initiatives is a relatively new endeavor for most Leveraging History with Social libraries, there is an impact on the libraries’ organizational Technologies structures, workflows, staffing and budgets. Digitization activities require different models for selection, cataloging, Judith Brink-Drescher funding, and access. Staff skill sets are different, as well as supporting equipment, and computer hardware and software. faculty Librarian Dowling College This SPEC Kit was designed to identify the purposes of libraries’ Diane Holliday digitization efforts, the organizational structures that libraries LISS History Curator use to manage digital initiatives, whether and how staff have Dowling College been reassigned to support digitization activities, where funding to sustain digital activities originated and how that This poster focuses on using a wiki technology both as a tool funding is allocated, how priorities are determined, whether for community outreach as well as digital preservation. With libraries are outsourcing any digitization work, and how the a wiki’s unique collaborative interface, libraries are better success of libraries’ digital activities has been assessed. The able to reach out to various constituencies (students, alumni, focus of the survey was the digitization of library materials, faculty, community...the world?) in the spirit of collaboration. rather than the creation of born-digital objects. Survey results This not only acts as a promotional tool, but also, invites the were published by the Association of Research Libraries as ARL community to participate in its own local history, generate SPEC Kit 294. While the survey addressed research libraries genealogical interest and much more. Included also are the (primarily academic), there is much in the survey results web 2.0 social technologies which come part and parcel with that might be of interest to small or mid-size academic and a project of this nature. Specifically, we address the notion of public libraries that are considering digital projects. Criteria a hybrid approach by combining good old fashioned research, for digital project selection is one such topic that has broad oral history and archives with Web 2.0 social technologies (e.g. appeal. podcasts, mashups, wikis, blogs) and other folksonomy-friendly web based applications such as Flickr and LibraryThing. This poster is not intended to address the technical issues of the Wiki-world; rather, we hope to address our peers in layman’s terms to describe our experiences, best practices and lessons learned. www.madlcon.org Page 17
  20. 20. mid-atlantic Digital Library Conference 2008 — July 9, 2008 PoSTerS, TeCHnoLogY SHoWCaSe, anD VenDor eXHIBITS a manakin makeover: DSpace “Looks and Planning and administering a Digitization feels” good Project in a Small, Team-Based Library Christina richison Brian ardan nITLe Information Services electronic Collections Librarian Technical Services Specialist Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania nITLe (national Institute for Technology Bernadette Heiney and Liberal education) Information Services Librarian Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania Whether starting a new repository or migrating an existing Joby Topper collection into a new environment, institutions face many Technical Services Librarian choices and challenges. Within the managed technology services Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania unit of NITLE, DSpace is the supported platform of choice for an Cathy Weglarz institutional repository. As an open source application, DSpace Health Sciences Librarian is a low-cost and flexible option for repository development. Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania NITLE’s mission is to help participants using DSpace to become Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania is a member of the effective users quickly and efficiently. Participating campuses— Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE). It whether using the NITLE DSpace Service (a managed service) or supports an average annual enrollment of 5000 students with self-hosting DSpace—benefit from the professional development 69 undergraduate degree programs and 4 graduate programs. opportunities and peer communities of practice that NITLE Stevenson Library is the main campus library for LHU. With offers. DSpace user community meetings, both face-to-face a staff of seventeen, it has operated in a team environment and virtual, give participants the opportunity to share best- since 2000. Most library operations are administered and case practices and to leverage each other’s expertise to make performed by teams whose members can be faculty or staff, better use of the DSpace technology. NITLE also offers DSpace permanent or temporary. Task forces are subdivisions of teams workshops in a virtual environment as well as delivered face- and are designated to support a particular project. The Digital to-face to interested campuses, providing additional support Task Force, a child of the permanent Archive Team, was asked to the NITLE DSpace community. to create the Library’s first digitization project. Task Force members included the Electronic Resources Librarian, the Manakin is the new custom interface tool kit recently released Health Sciences Librarian, the Technical Services Librarian, with DSpace version 1.5. Manakin has a modular framework that and the Information Services and Archive Technician. allows any institution using DSpace the ability to customize the campus repository to have a “look and feel” that meets the The poster will review the development of the Task Force specific needs of the campus repository, community within the and the contributions of the individual members within this repository, and / or collections within the communities of that team environment. Each person brought unique talents to the repository. NITLE believes that Manakin offers great value to project and focused on different aspects of its completion. DSpace users who wish to customize their DSpace instances. This allowed a small library with no digitization experience to successfully create the LHU Wrestling Digital Collection. NITLE, the National Institute for Technology and Liberal This collection is a part of the Access Pennsylvania Digital Education, is a not-for-profit organization that enables small, Repository. undergraduate-focused colleges and universities to stay current in digital technologies and focused on education-centered goals. NITLE offers professional development opportunities, peer communities of practice, and managed technology services. NITLE aggregates the needs from participating institutions so that cost-effective program development and technical solutions are attainable with minimal cost and risk. Page 18 www.madlcon.org