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Carolyn Palaima: SALALM Pecha Kucha 2012


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Carolyn Palaima: SALALM Pecha Kucha 2012

  1. 1. Collaborative Digital Archiving: A Non-Custodial Approach“Nuts and bolts for special collections” Carolyn Palaima LLILAS-Benson Program Manager The University of Texas SALALM 2012
  2. 2. The Basic MethodologyCase Study: Primeros Libros
  3. 3. Methodology Define the Collection
  4. 4. Primeros Libros• First books printed in the New World• Focus on the primeros libros printed in Mexico before 1601• Approximately 220 known titles, 136 exist to present day• Include as many exemplars of same work as possible
  5. 5. MethodologyIdentify Lead Partners• Content• Technical• Digital Preservation
  6. 6. Primeros LibrosProject initiated by:Texas A&M UniversityThe University of Texas at Austin
  7. 7. Primeros LibrosContent (initial phase):• Cushing Library at Texas A&M• Biblioteca Lafragua at Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla• Benson Latin American Collection, University of Texas• Biblioteca Palafoxiana in Puebla• Biblioteca Franciscana in Cholula• Biblioteca Histórica Marqués de Valdecilla of the University Complutense of Madrid
  8. 8. Primeros LibrosTechnical:Scanning standards• University of Texas Libraries• Texas A&M UniversityWeb-based access to complete collection (project Website)• University of Texas Libraries
  9. 9. Primeros LibrosDigital Preservation:• TIFF images preserved in Texas Digital Libraries Preservation Network• Repositorio Digital Mexicano, REDIME• Each partner institution entitled to complete collection of TIFF and/or derivative images
  10. 10. MethodologyDocumentation for Partnership• Project Agreement• Digitization Standards
  11. 11. Primeros LibrosFind both in one document at:
  12. 12. MethodologySet up scanning stationsTrain staff
  13. 13. Primeros Libros• Scanning stations at UT Austin, Texas A&M, and mobile station in Puebla• Training of institutional staff provided by UT Austin, Texas A&M, and Universidad Autónoma de Puebla
  14. 14. Methodology Bring on additional content partners based on institutional holdings
  15. 15. Primeros LibrosContent partners added:•Universidad Complutense de Madrid. Biblioteca Histórica•Biblioteca Pública de la Universidad Michoacana de san Nicolás deHidalgo•Biblioteca Centro Cultural Vito Alessio Robles•Centro de Documentación Histórica Rafael Montejano y Aguiñaga•Biblioteca Francisco de Burgos•Biblioteca Nacional de Chile•The John Carter Brown Library, Brown•The Latin American Library, Tulane•Houghton Library, Harvard
  16. 16. MethodologyNon-custodial:• Materials do not have to be physically acquired for centralized access• Digital capture occurs on-site or within local region• Each partner entitled to complete collection of TIFF and/or derivative images• Flexible framework that can be adapted to the needs of partners and collections
  17. 17. Collaborative Digital Non-Custodial ArchivingOutcomes:• Multiple preservation sites• Resource for academic research and instruction• Demonstrated international collaboration• Cultural and historical patrimony consolidated from dispersed holdings
  18. 18. Collaborative Digital Non-Custodial ArchivingOther examples of non-custodial model usedby the University of Texas Libraries forcollaborative digital collections building:•Human Rights Documentation Initiative•Guatemalan National Police Historical Archive(AHPN)
  19. 19. Contact: Carolyn PalaimaLLILAS-Benson Program Manager 512 232-2408