UK Libraries Digital Programs

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UK Libraries Digital Programs

  1. 1. University of Kentucky Libraries<br />Special Collections <br />and Digital Programs<br />Mary Molinaro<br />molinaro@uky.edu<br />@marymolinaro<br />
  2. 2. Kentuckiana Digital Library<br />Begun in 1997 with funding from the state<br />Initially created for finding aids from KY Libraries<br />Used OCLC Site Search as content management system<br />Now resides on DLXS<br />Steering committee of archivists<br />http://kdl.kyvl.org/<br />
  3. 3. Kentuckiana Digital Library<br />Finding Aids<br />Books<br />Images<br />Maps<br />Manuscripts<br />Journals<br />Newspapers<br />Oral Histories<br />
  4. 4. Beyond the Shelf<br />In 2002 IMLS funded project to digitize 1000 books on Kentucky from microfilm<br />Preselected material from SOLINET Cooperative Microfilm Project<br />Project very “boutique”<br />Balance quality vs. quantity<br />
  5. 5. Post QC image<br />Source document image<br />Microfilm image<br />
  6. 6. National Digital Newspaper Program<br />Funded by NEH<br />Phase 1 - 2005 – we are now in Phase 3<br />Chronicling America http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/<br />We proposed a totally in-house process!<br />We also serve this content from the KDL<br />
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  10. 10. meta|morphosis: a film to digital workshop<br />
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  12. 12. Digitizing Oral History<br />Louie B Nunn Center for Oral History<br />30 years of oral history<br />Developed software to synch audio to searchable transcript – OHMS<br />Equipment reviews on YouTube<br />
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  15. 15. In Summary…<br />We have deep expertise in imaging, newspaper conversion, microfilm-to-digital conversion, and oral history<br />We are a “can-do” operation <br />We like to help others gain skills in these areas<br />We are currently working on projects with “born digital” newspaper content and digital preservation<br />

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