Collections in the Digital Age: Exciting Times for Preservation and Access

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  • Collections in the Digital Age: Exciting Times for Preservation and Access

    1. 1. Collections in the Digital Age: Exciting Times for Preservation and Access Kaia Landon Director Brigham City Museum
    2. 2. Issues to Consider
    3. 3. What’s the Point? <ul><li>Involve/engage public? </li></ul><ul><li>Aid researchers? </li></ul><ul><li>Altruistic (share the collection)? </li></ul><ul><li>Minimize staff time on requests? </li></ul><ul><li>Gain publicity? </li></ul><ul><li>Image rights/reproductions sales? </li></ul><ul><li>Increase donations? </li></ul><ul><li>??? </li></ul>
    4. 4. Project Design: Funding <ul><li>Grants </li></ul><ul><li>Regular budget </li></ul><ul><li>Donations </li></ul><ul><li>Sponsors </li></ul>
    5. 5. Project Design: Labor <ul><li>Regular Staff </li></ul><ul><li>Volunteers </li></ul><ul><li>Interns </li></ul><ul><li>Temporary Staff </li></ul>
    6. 6. What to Digitize? What about Copyright? <ul><li>Historical Collections (photos and text): </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Public domain (1922) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No known copyright </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Smaller images online only </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Art </li></ul><ul><li>No 3D objects </li></ul><ul><li>Oral Histories </li></ul><ul><li>Fair Use & DMCA </li></ul>
    7. 7. Digitizing Audio <ul><li>Tools needed: </li></ul><ul><li>Cassette Player </li></ul><ul><li>Appropriate cable </li></ul><ul><li>Computer </li></ul><ul><li>Software (Audacity) </li></ul><ul><li>Time </li></ul><ul><li>OR $$$$ </li></ul>
    8. 8. Choices for online access <ul><li>All? Some </li></ul><ul><li>Watermarks? Image size? </li></ul><ul><li>Members only? Part of a consortium? </li></ul><ul><li>Web hosting considerations </li></ul>
    9. 9. PastPerfect
    10. 15. Collective Access
    11. 17. Collection Space
    12. 20. Mimsy XG
    13. 23. KE Emu
    14. 24. eHive
    15. 26. Omeka
    16. 33. Pachyderm
    17. 36. OpenExhibits
    18. 37. All the Rest
    19. 39. QUESTIONS?

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