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Just Keep Clicking Till You Find It Building a Library Digital Collection with Browsing in Mind Gretchen Gueguen, Digital ...
<ul><li>Behind the Magic… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Designing the Program </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Our Adoring Public… </li></ul...
Miss Pitt County rehearsal.  (1966). The Daily Reflector Negative Collection. http://digital.lib.ecu.edu/8837 Behind the M...
Introducing Digital Collections...
 
 
Finding Aid Interface “ Ad hoc” Digitization Requests
Digital Collections and Exhibits Digitized Materials not included in a collection or exhibit (ad-hoc digitization) Finding...
System Needs UNIFIED FLEXIBLE MODULAR
Masquerade party in China. ( undated ). James N. Joyner Papers. http://digital.lib.ecu.edu/1554 Our Adoring Public
Typical Users
Humanities Users <ul><li>Users of archival materials </li></ul><ul><ul><li>How do they search? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>...
 
 
 
 
Typical Users
Undergraduate Users <ul><li>Users of  Research  Materials </li></ul><ul><ul><li>How do  they search? </li></ul></ul><ul><u...
 
 
Organization/Guidance Now What? <ul><ul><li>Finding aids enmeshed with digital objects </li></ul></ul>Broad Categorization...
Data-driven discovery <ul><ul><li>Tag clouds (for serendipity and browsing, gauging the scope) </li></ul></ul>Hyperlinks i...
Personalization
The improved Jordan grits separator .  (1915).F. Rehm and Sons Company Records. http://digital.lib.ecu.edu/803 A Better Mo...
REPOSITORY BASICS <ul><li>Layer 1 </li></ul>
Repository Basics: Architecture Vs. familiar supported Already in use shareable More   flexible? Starting over
Image/audio/video files XML documents/ METS Index/TEXTML User search Search results  Read Send Web application / ASP.NET
Repository Basics: Metadata <ul><li>Database built of METS records </li></ul><ul><ul><li>dmdSec </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul...
 
37th U.S. Colored Infantry Regiment History (#MF0040) 5th North Carolina Infantry Regiment Collection (#874) A New and Cor...
Collections
 
 
 
 
DYNAMIC INTERACTION <ul><li>Layer 2 </li></ul>
 
 
 
 
20,018 10,076 7,932 6,856 6,151 Slope: -1 Slope: -81
 
 
 
 
 
Image/audio/video files METS/XML documents Index/TEXTML SQL database Read Send Write Admin form/add tag  User search Searc...
ADDITIONAL RESOURCES <ul><li>Layer 3 </li></ul>
Additional Resources Eastern North Carolina Digital Library East Carolina Manuscript Collection Guides Joyner Library Cata...
 
Image/audio/video files METS/XML documents Index/TEXTML SQL database Admin form/tag/comment  User search Search results  W...
 
 
Presented award .  (1964).The Daily Reflector Negative Collection.  http://digital.lib.ecu.edu/6798 Evaluation Workers hol...
<ul><li>Organization/Guidance </li></ul><ul><li>thematic collections </li></ul><ul><li>faceted refinement </li></ul><ul><l...
 
 
Anecdotal Evidence <ul><li>Use in English 1200, History Classes </li></ul><ul><li>Use of A.R. Ammons collection by several...
Orville Wright Glider Flights - Cyanotype #3 .  (1911).The Alpheus W. Drinkwater Collection. http://digital.lib.ecu.edu/1388
Bibliography <ul><li>Fallows, Deborah.  Pew Internet and American Life Project: Search Engine Use . Available: http://www....
Contact <ul><li>Gretchen Gueguen </li></ul><ul><li>Digital Initiatives Librarian </li></ul><ul><li>J.Y. Joyner Library, Ea...
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Just keep clicking Till You Find It: Building a Library Digital Collection Interface with Browsing in Mind

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Developing navigation tools for browsing in a Digital Collections interface (clouds, facets, links to other digital resources) using existing metadata. Will examine how tools are developed, how they work; what are users' reactions

This session will explore how East Carolina University's Joyner Library developed an interface to their digitized special collections to facilitate user browsing. The library's digital collections contain thousands of items digitized from hundreds of collections – in some cases only one or two items are digitized from a collection. This hodge-podge approach is a result of the library's image management practices which attempt to store materials digitized on a daily basis (for patron requests, preservation concerns, publication or exhibits, etc.) into the publicly available digital repository.

As the repository was being developed, the staff of Joyner Library decided that the traditional approach to presenting digitized special collections materials as a sort of online "exhibit" where materials are selected to illustrate a theme or to systematically convert an entire collection to the digital format would not work. Instead, the staff experimented with different ways to enhance user browsing through materials. They looked to the world of commercial websites, next generation catalog interfaces, and social networking sites to develop a suite of navigation tools that enhance serendipitous discovery using their own home-grown solutions that are built on top of an SQL database and an XML database. The final collection interface includes: broad thematic "collections", "tag cloud"-style navigation, and a faceted-browsing refinement tool, all developed from cataloguer-created subject headings; hyperlinked terms in item records to facilitate broadening searches; links back and forth between collection finding aids and other digital resources at the library; user commenting and tagging of resources to begin to integrate emerging folksonomies.

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Just keep clicking Till You Find It: Building a Library Digital Collection Interface with Browsing in Mind

  1. 1. Just Keep Clicking Till You Find It Building a Library Digital Collection with Browsing in Mind Gretchen Gueguen, Digital Initiatives Librarian J.Y. Joyner Library [email_address]
  2. 2. <ul><li>Behind the Magic… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Designing the Program </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Our Adoring Public… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Users and their uses </li></ul></ul><ul><li>A Better Mousetrap… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Designing the System </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Evaluation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Analytics, Usage, and Other Indicators </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Miss Pitt County rehearsal. (1966). The Daily Reflector Negative Collection. http://digital.lib.ecu.edu/8837 Behind the Magic
  4. 4. Introducing Digital Collections...
  5. 7. Finding Aid Interface “ Ad hoc” Digitization Requests
  6. 8. Digital Collections and Exhibits Digitized Materials not included in a collection or exhibit (ad-hoc digitization) Finding Aids to digital and analog collections User Repository
  7. 9. System Needs UNIFIED FLEXIBLE MODULAR
  8. 10. Masquerade party in China. ( undated ). James N. Joyner Papers. http://digital.lib.ecu.edu/1554 Our Adoring Public
  9. 11. Typical Users
  10. 12. Humanities Users <ul><li>Users of archival materials </li></ul><ul><ul><li>How do they search? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“… humanities scholars and other researchers… rely heavily on browsing, collecting, rereading and notetaking. They tend to compile a wide variety of sources…assembling, organizing, reading, analyzing and writing.” – Palmer, et.al. 2009 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What do they expect? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Diverse primary resources </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>To be able to create their own context </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Better pedagogical tools </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>In other words…access to primary sources and tools for deep reading and interpretation </li></ul></ul></ul>
  11. 17. Typical Users
  12. 18. Undergraduate Users <ul><li>Users of Research Materials </li></ul><ul><ul><li>How do they search? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>General, thematic searches </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>“ Just keep clicking until I find it” </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Familiar with the web, but perhaps not research resources </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What do they expect? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Everything they need is online </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>All searches are like Google </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>What’s a finding aid? </li></ul></ul></ul>
  13. 21. Organization/Guidance Now What? <ul><ul><li>Finding aids enmeshed with digital objects </li></ul></ul>Broad Categorization <ul><ul><li>Faceted manipulation of results </li></ul></ul>
  14. 22. Data-driven discovery <ul><ul><li>Tag clouds (for serendipity and browsing, gauging the scope) </li></ul></ul>Hyperlinks in records Full Text Search
  15. 23. Personalization
  16. 24. The improved Jordan grits separator . (1915).F. Rehm and Sons Company Records. http://digital.lib.ecu.edu/803 A Better Mousetrap
  17. 25. REPOSITORY BASICS <ul><li>Layer 1 </li></ul>
  18. 26. Repository Basics: Architecture Vs. familiar supported Already in use shareable More flexible? Starting over
  19. 27. Image/audio/video files XML documents/ METS Index/TEXTML User search Search results Read Send Web application / ASP.NET
  20. 28. Repository Basics: Metadata <ul><li>Database built of METS records </li></ul><ul><ul><li>dmdSec </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>MODS </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>DC for descriptive sections </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>TEI when transcriptions exist </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Locally created sections for tags/comments </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>amdSec </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>MIX/AudioMD/VideoMD </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Currently no preservation metadata other than what is already captured by MIX </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>fileSec </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Placeholder for Master </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Location of Access and Thumb surrogates </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>EAD schemas integrated separately </li></ul>XML documents/ METS
  21. 30. 37th U.S. Colored Infantry Regiment History (#MF0040) 5th North Carolina Infantry Regiment Collection (#874) A New and Correct Map of the Province of N.C. (#MC0035) Abernethy, Charles Laban, Jr., Papers (#98) Adams, Faye B., Oral History Interview (#OH0251) Agricultural Resources Center Pesticide Education Project Records (#905) Ainsworth, Walden Lee, Papers (#250) Albright Family Papers (#70) Albright, R. Mayne, Oral History Interview (#OH0036) Alder, Mavis M., Oral History Interview (#OH0217) Alford, Mike, Collection (#1094) Allen, Sarah, Papers (#471) Americae sive Indiae Occidentalis Tabula Generalis Map (#MC0023) American Legion Pitt County Post #39 Papers (#120) Amis-Clark-Puryear Papers (#474) Ammons, A. R., Papers (#1096) Anastasion, Steven N., Collection (#913)
  22. 31. Collections
  23. 36. DYNAMIC INTERACTION <ul><li>Layer 2 </li></ul>
  24. 41. 20,018 10,076 7,932 6,856 6,151 Slope: -1 Slope: -81
  25. 47. Image/audio/video files METS/XML documents Index/TEXTML SQL database Read Send Write Admin form/add tag User search Search results & comment/tag cloud/ faceted results Web application / ASP.NET
  26. 48. ADDITIONAL RESOURCES <ul><li>Layer 3 </li></ul>
  27. 49. Additional Resources Eastern North Carolina Digital Library East Carolina Manuscript Collection Guides Joyner Library Catalog Research Databases LibGuides Library Website Internet
  28. 51. Image/audio/video files METS/XML documents Index/TEXTML SQL database Admin form/tag/comment User search Search results Web application / ASP.NET Local XML documents ENCDL Index/ TEXTML EAD/XML documents EAD Index/ TEXTML Image/audio/video files
  29. 54. Presented award . (1964).The Daily Reflector Negative Collection. http://digital.lib.ecu.edu/6798 Evaluation Workers holding protest signs . (2007). Workers Vanguard no. 891. http://digital.lib.ecu.edu/843
  30. 55. <ul><li>Organization/Guidance </li></ul><ul><li>thematic collections </li></ul><ul><li>faceted refinement </li></ul><ul><li>better integration with finding aids </li></ul><ul><li>Data-driven Discovery </li></ul><ul><li>subject cloud </li></ul><ul><li>searching full text across multiple sources </li></ul><ul><li>hyperlinks in records </li></ul><ul><li>Personalization </li></ul><ul><li>comments and tags </li></ul><ul><li>personal collections </li></ul><ul><li>tools for reusing collections </li></ul>
  31. 58. Anecdotal Evidence <ul><li>Use in English 1200, History Classes </li></ul><ul><li>Use of A.R. Ammons collection by several scholars </li></ul><ul><li>Will add a collection specifically for the Interior Design program in the autumn. </li></ul><ul><li>Not “Mass Digitization” but “Mass Representation” </li></ul>
  32. 59. Orville Wright Glider Flights - Cyanotype #3 . (1911).The Alpheus W. Drinkwater Collection. http://digital.lib.ecu.edu/1388
  33. 60. Bibliography <ul><li>Fallows, Deborah. Pew Internet and American Life Project: Search Engine Use . Available: http://www.pewinternet.org/pdfs/PIP_Search_Aug08.pdf (February 5, 2009). </li></ul><ul><li>Head, Alison J. “Information Literacy from the Trenches: How Do Humanities and Social Science Majors Conduct Academic Research?” College and Research Libraries . 2008; 69:5. </li></ul><ul><li>Palmer, Carole L., Lauren C. Teffeau and Carrie M. Pirmann. 2009. Scholarly Information Practices in the Online Environment: Themes from the Literature and Implications for Library Service Development . Report commissioned by OCLC Research. Published online at: www.oclc.org/programs/publications/reports/2009-02.pdf </li></ul><ul><li>Proffitt and Schaffner. 2008. The Impact of Digitizing Special Collections on Teaching and Scholarship: Reflections on a Symposium about Digitization and the Humanities. Report produced by OCLC Programs and Research. Published online at: www.oclc.org/programs/reports/2008-04.pdf </li></ul><ul><li>Sinclair, James and Michael Cardew-Hall. “The folksonomy tag cloud: when is it useful?” Journal of Information Science . 2008; 34; 15. </li></ul>
  34. 61. Contact <ul><li>Gretchen Gueguen </li></ul><ul><li>Digital Initiatives Librarian </li></ul><ul><li>J.Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>http://personal.ecu.edu/guegueng/readings/JustKeepClicking.ppt

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