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Active archives @SBB

  1. 1. Active Archives – Engaging Interfaces Clemens Neudecker (@cneudecker) Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin – Preußischer Kulturbesitz Berlin, 28 March 2018
  2. 2. A Little Bit of History • Established 1661 as library of the King of Prussia • Today largest research library in Germany • Approx. 12m volumes, 23m objects overall • Forms part of Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz
  3. 3. Berlin – East and West
  4. 4. Digitization @ SBB
  5. 5. SBB Digitization Center • Since 2007: in-house (mass) Digitization Center • Annual production: approx. 2m pages • Up to 80 concurrent digitisation projects • 80% via 3rd party funded projects • 20 diverse bookscanners, scanrobots, asf. • Operates in two shifts with 24 operators • Digitisation-on-demand service • KITODO workflow management software
  6. 6. Scanrobot
  7. 7. Book Flipping Scanning
  8. 8. Data, Data, Dada
  9. 9. Presentation Portals • Digital Collections – http://digital.staatsbibliothek-berlin.de/ – Main portal for digitised objects of SBB • ZEFYS – http://zefys.staatsbibliothek-berlin.de/ – Special portal for digitised newspapers • DFG-Viewer – http://dfg-viewer.de/ – Generic viewer for digital objects created with funding by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft
  10. 10. Application Programming Interfaces Preliminary API docs (you have been warned!): https://gist.github.com/cneud/ba595b0d70413c952d64154646f560cf
  11. 11. OAI-PMH • OAI-PMH = Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting – http://www.openarchives.org/pmh/ – Version 2.0 from 2002 & no more updates – XML over HTTP – Very widely used in GLAM sector
  12. 12. IIIF • IIIF = International Image Interoperability Framework – http://iiif.io/ – Version 2.1 from 2016 & under active development – JSON-based (no more XML parsing!) – Gaining momentum in GLAM since 2-3 years
  13. 13. Available APIs at SBB • OAI-PMH: – Fully supported (all 6 verbs) – http://digital.staatsbibliothek-berlin.de/oai • IIIF: – Currently work in progress (only Image-API supported) – http://content.staatsbibliothek-berlin.de/ • Preliminary(!) API documentation & examples: – https://gist.github.com/cneud/ba595b0d70413c952d 64154646f560cf Ideas for Innovation
  14. 14. Lab • Concept: – Sandbox/Playground for innovation and knowledge exchange in the area of digitisation, presentation and re-use • On-line Lab: – Provision of (open) datasets – Documentation of APIs – Presentation of innovative prototypes (Projects) • On-site Lab: – Regular (e.g. monthly) sessions with a strong hands-on character – Exhibition/Demo/Hackathon events – Teaching and training activities for both users and library staff – Researcher(s) in residence
  15. 15. Voyant This
  16. 16. Image-based Retrieval
  17. 17. Visualization of Statistics
  18. 18. Historical Social Networks • SoNAR = Social Network Analysis and Research – extract and disambiguate person names from metadata databases and digital objects – construct historical social network graph
  19. 19. User Curation Environment • UCE = User interface for personalized interaction with and curation of digital objects, e.g. – correction of OCR and segmentation errors – (semantic) tagging of content elements – annotations – links to other related content, authority files – share, cite, link, embed
  20. 20. What do YOU think?
  21. 21. Clemens Neudecker (@cneudecker) Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin – Preußischer Kulturbesitz Berlin, 28 March 2018 Thank you for your attention!

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