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  • Harvard University Library Open Collections Program

    1. 1. Harvard University Library Open Collections Program   Andrew Clark Joshua Parker Rebecca Wingfield October 16, 2008 LIS462 Digital Libraries (Schwartz)
    2. 2. Harvard University Library Open Collections Program Introduction <ul><ul><li>Aims to “advance teaching and learning on historical topics of great relevance by providing online access to historical resources from Harvard's renowned libraries, archives, and museums” (from OCP mission statement) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Favors a topic-based approach to building digital collections. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Creates open, useful, and persistent digital objects. </li></ul></ul>
    3. 3. Harvard University Library Open Collections Program Collections & Content <ul><li>  Completed projects: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Women Working , 1800-1930  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Immigration to the United States , 1789-1930 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Contagion : Historical Views of Diseases and Epidemics </li></ul></ul><ul><li>   </li></ul><ul><li>In progress: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The Islamic Heritage Project  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Scientific Exploration and Discovery in the Modern Age </li></ul></ul>Madr ā s ī , Muḥammad Ṣibghat All ā h. (1893 or 1894). H ā dh ā r ū zn ā mah- ʼī ma ʻ ahu m ī q ā t layl wa-nah ā r wa-s āʼ ir al-awq ā t al-ma ʻ l ū mah naqalahu Shaykh Waf ā . (From the Islamic Heritage Project )
    4. 4. Harvard University Library Open Collections Program Metadata Systems Employed [1] <ul><li>Descriptive: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Dublin Core; DACS; CDWA </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Technical: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Digital Repository Service; MIX </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Structural: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>METS </li></ul></ul>Metadata Standards at Harvard University <ul><li>Preservation: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>  OAIS; PREMIS; LDI </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Rights: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Local practice </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Local formats: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>VIA; Links to digital objects </li></ul></ul>
    5. 5. Harvard University Library Open Collections Program Metadata Systems Employed [2] <ul><ul><li>Dublin Core </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>LCSH </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Local information  </li></ul></ul>Full record view for an item in Immigration to the United States, 1789-1930
    6. 6. Harvard University Library Open Collections Program Search Capability & Discovery [1] <ul><li>Browsing–by Genre or Subject </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Faceted arrays </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>  Variation in layout/options </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Searching </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Keyword search </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Advanced search </li></ul></ul>Left-hand navigation from Women Working, 1800-1930
    7. 7. Harvard University Library Open Collections Program Search Capability & Discovery [2]
    8. 8. Harvard University Library Open Collections Program Search Capability & Discovery [3] <ul><ul><li>Featured collections </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Timeline </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Browse by genre or subject </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Advanced and full-text search </li></ul></ul>
    9. 9. Harvard University Library Open Collections Program Viewing & Using Content [1] <ul><ul><li>Page Delivery Service </li></ul></ul>Page Delivery Service display of a detail from the title page of Rølvaag, O. E. (1925). I de dage-: riket grundlægges . Oslo: H. Aschehoug & Co. (from Immigration to the United States, 1789-1930 )
    10. 10. <ul><ul><li>OCRed full text </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>PDF download    </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Photographs, drawings, and other images are displayed using the Visual Information Access (VIA) catalog. </li></ul></ul>Harvard University Library Open Collections Program Viewing & Using Content [2] oiu I. first Communication comes it re; . ■ I from Dr. EmanuelTfimonius, % ?ubl ; c +~jr Renowned Fellow of the JRoyal lann Society at London, (well known to . some in :, Bi | Boston, who also actually knew the Truth of ' hat the matter of Fact now going to be related J to len Who Writes from Constantinople in December jing 171 3. And -he informs to this Effect-, The Original page and OCRed text from Mather, Cotton. (1721). S ome account of what is said of inoculating or transplanting the small pox . Boston: Sold by S. Gerrish at his shop in Corn-Hill.
    11. 11. Harvard University Library Open Collections Program User Services & Special Features <ul><ul><li>Short topical and thematic essays, including links to items in the collections </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bibliographies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>&quot;Today's Diary Entries&quot; in Women Working, 1800 - 1930 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Help pages and FAQ, but no link to reference or research support </li></ul></ul>Thematic content available for  Women Working, 1800 - 1930
    12. 12. <ul><ul><li>Consistency of the collections and interface </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Functional performance of the interface </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Quality of images and text </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Scholarly value </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Does the Open Collections Program meet its vision and mission? </li></ul></ul>Harvard University Library Open Collections Program Overall Evaluation Isidore. (1472). Isidori iunioris Hispalensis Episcopi prologus in librum De responsione mundi & astrorum ordinatione: ad Sesibutum Rege[m] incipit feliciter. Augsburg: Gunther Zainer. (From Contagion: Historical Views of Diseases and Epidemics )
    13. 13. Harvard University Library Open Collections Program Questions? <ul><li>This presentation is acompanied by an annotated resource guide . </li></ul>

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