Successes and Growing Pains: The Indiana University Digital Library Program

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Riley, Jenn. "Successes and Growing Pains: The Indiana University Digital Library Program." California Digital Library, January 20, 2006.

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Successes and Growing Pains: The Indiana University Digital Library Program

  1. 1. Successes and Growing Pains: The Indiana University Digital Library Program Jenn Riley Metadata Librarian Indiana University Digital Library Program January 20, 2006
  2. 2. 1/20/06 California Digital Library 2 Mission  The Indiana University Digital Library Program (DLP) is dedicated to the production, maintenance, delivery, and preservation of a wide range of high- quality networked resources for scholars and students at Indiana University and elsewhere.  Organizational partners  IU Libraries  University Information Technology Services (UITS)  Research partners  School of Library and Information Science  School of Informatics  Strong user-centric approach
  3. 3. 1/20/06 California Digital Library 3 History  Created in 1997 to provide a common home for fledgling digital library initiatives  Separate from IU Library Information Technology (LIT) department  Conceived with system-wide responsibilities (8 IU campuses)  Grown consistently since inception  Involved in $8M in grant awards
  4. 4. 1/20/06 California Digital Library 4 Staffing  Funded by both libraries and UITS  Permanent staff  3 librarians  8 professional staff  1 support staff  Grant-funded staff  9 professional staff  .5 librarian
  5. 5. 1/20/06 California Digital Library 5 Many forces influencing our development  Moving from project-based model to a true “program”  Digital initiatives increasingly integrated into all library operations  IU Libraries administration currently in flux  Recent consolidation of reporting lines for DLP and LIT  Metadata as one of the first outreach areas  CDL model is interesting to us
  6. 6. 1/20/06 California Digital Library 6 A sampling of IU DLP initiatives  Wright American Fiction  Variations/Variations2/Variations3  Charles W. Cushman Photograph Collection  The Chymistry of Sir Isaac Newton  METS Navigator  EAD creation and delivery  Redesign of DL infrastructure
  7. 7. 1/20/06 California Digital Library 7 Wright American Fiction  “Traditional” digital library project providing open online access to published materials  TEI encoding and page images of books from Lyle Wright’s bibliography, 1851-1875  Began at IU, continued as cooperative CIC project  Delivered with DLXS Text Class  Project Web site
  8. 8. 1/20/06 California Digital Library 8 Variations/Variations2/Variations3  Variations  Live April 1, 1996  Streaming audio MPEG 1 Layer II  Experimental online scores in HTML  Audio available only in Music Library  Variations2  Research project 2000-2006  Streaming audio (MP3), digitized scores, encoded scores  Pedagogical tools  Metadata research  Expanded access  Variations3  2005-2008  Generalize system for use at other libraries  More metadata research  Didactic purpose  Flagship projects
  9. 9. 1/20/06 California Digital Library 9 Charles W. Cushman Photograph Collection  Online access to archival materials  Launched in Fall 2003  ca. 15,000 color slides shot 1938-1969  Faceted browsing  Integration of TGM I thesaurus structure  Public Web site
  10. 10. 1/20/06 California Digital Library 10 The Chymistry of Sir Isaac Newton  Faculty-led project  TEI and page images of Newton’s alchemical manuscripts  CDL’s XTF for TEI search and display  IU’s METS Navigator for image navigation and display  Public Web site  Project Wiki
  11. 11. 1/20/06 California Digital Library 11 METS Navigator  Software development project for use with multiple collections  Page turner interface written in Java  Runs off of structural metadata in a METS document  Intended to be used in conjunction with external search system  Source code soon to be released…really  Jane Johnson Collection is first production instance
  12. 12. 1/20/06 California Digital Library 12 EAD creation and delivery  Service provided to University departments  Lilly Library (rare books & manuscripts) and IU Archives staff encode finding aids with <oXygen/> using an IU template  Currently delivered with DLXS Finding Aids class  Soon to be delivered in XTF  Validation and submission system using Schematron currently in development  Public Web site
  13. 13. 1/20/06 California Digital Library 13 Redesign of DL infrastructure  Building systems around a Fedora repository  Should manage digital content of all types, but starting with still images and text  Likely will use XTF for searching  Some other core functions  Metadata creation  Thesaurus management  Digitization management  Preservation
  14. 14. 1/20/06 California Digital Library 14 Discussion time  www.dlib.indiana.edu  jenlrile@indiana.edu

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