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Collections Cubed
Intothe Third DimensionRichard J. Urban – SchoolofInformation – Florida State University
#collections3D
Digitize
Allthe
things
Digitize
Allthe
things*» but only in 2 dimensions
Costandavailabilityof3D 1
1
(Hess, 2015)
SurveyMethod
» Qualtrics survey
» Distributed to community listservs and
social media
» Museum-L, MCN-L, AAM Media &
Techn...
OrganizationType (n=48)
Limitations
» Small number of respondents
» Significant survey fatigue (of more
than 100 starts only 48 useful
responses, 1...
Organization Size
(Staff n=38) (Budget n=36)
Motivations
» Research documentation
» Conservation concerns
» Public access to collections
» Education & Outreach activit...
Focus ofdigitization efforts
(bynumber ofobjects)
3D Digitization Method (n=28)
Software Used (n=28)
File Formats (n=28)
Brieflydescribeyour 3D
digitizationworkflow:
It'sComplicated
Access (n=20)
» Ad-hoc access via researcher requests
» some use of existing content systems
(ContentDM, WordPress, etc.)
...
Metadata(n=14)
<mine />
IntellectualProperty
(n=16)
Accessto 3D Printers
(n=15)
evaluation
» Most respondents don't have a solid
evaluation plan in place.
» some web analytics tracking use of
materials
...
Challenges
» Institutional support
» Unknown value proposition
» Most projects relying on soft grant
money
» Staffing
» Har...
Challenges
» Rapidly evolving technical environments
» No long-term digital preservation
» Hardware/software changing quic...
RichardJ. Urban
SchoolofInformation
FloridaState University
rurban@fsu.edu - @musebrarian
Photogrammetry
Laser Scanning
ComputerAidedDesign(CAD) 2
2
http://libx.bsu.edu/cdm/landingpage/collection/IndArch3D
Structured Light
ComputedTomography(CT)
ContactScanning
ReflectanceTransformation
Imaging(RTI)
File Formats
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Presentation accompanying the paper presented at the 2016 Museums & the Web Conference.
http://mw2016.museumsandtheweb.com/paper/collections-cubed-into-the-third-dimension/

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Collections Cubed: Into the Third Dimension

  1. 1. Collections Cubed Intothe Third DimensionRichard J. Urban – SchoolofInformation – Florida State University
  2. 2. #collections3D
  3. 3. Digitize Allthe things
  4. 4. Digitize Allthe things*» but only in 2 dimensions
  5. 5. Costandavailabilityof3D 1 1 (Hess, 2015)
  6. 6. SurveyMethod » Qualtrics survey » Distributed to community listservs and social media » Museum-L, MCN-L, AAM Media & Technology, iDigBio, Museums & the Web, SPNCH, etc. » Primarily focused on North America (but received a few responses from UK)
  7. 7. OrganizationType (n=48)
  8. 8. Limitations » Small number of respondents » Significant survey fatigue (of more than 100 starts only 48 useful responses, 13 completed surveys) » few art or historical museums
  9. 9. Organization Size (Staff n=38) (Budget n=36)
  10. 10. Motivations » Research documentation » Conservation concerns » Public access to collections » Education & Outreach activities
  11. 11. Focus ofdigitization efforts (bynumber ofobjects)
  12. 12. 3D Digitization Method (n=28)
  13. 13. Software Used (n=28)
  14. 14. File Formats (n=28)
  15. 15. Brieflydescribeyour 3D digitizationworkflow: It'sComplicated
  16. 16. Access (n=20) » Ad-hoc access via researcher requests » some use of existing content systems (ContentDM, WordPress, etc.) » Lack of support of OpenGL » curiously no mentions of Thingiverse or other 3D social sites
  17. 17. Metadata(n=14) <mine />
  18. 18. IntellectualProperty (n=16)
  19. 19. Accessto 3D Printers (n=15)
  20. 20. evaluation » Most respondents don't have a solid evaluation plan in place. » some web analytics tracking use of materials » no formal educational evaluation » some pilot studies working with educators
  21. 21. Challenges » Institutional support » Unknown value proposition » Most projects relying on soft grant money » Staffing » Hard to find people with 3D expertice or experience
  22. 22. Challenges » Rapidly evolving technical environments » No long-term digital preservation » Hardware/software changing quickly » Lack of best-practice guidelines » Evaluation? » How are 3D collections being used? » How can evaluation help grow support/ value?
  23. 23. RichardJ. Urban SchoolofInformation FloridaState University rurban@fsu.edu - @musebrarian
  24. 24. Photogrammetry
  25. 25. Laser Scanning
  26. 26. ComputerAidedDesign(CAD) 2 2 http://libx.bsu.edu/cdm/landingpage/collection/IndArch3D
  27. 27. Structured Light
  28. 28. ComputedTomography(CT)
  29. 29. ContactScanning
  30. 30. ReflectanceTransformation Imaging(RTI)
  31. 31. File Formats

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