Northeast Kansas History

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Northeast Kansas History project using Kete software. Also discusses other digital library initiatives. Updated November 2011.

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Northeast Kansas History

  1. 1. Northeast Kansas History Baskets of local history, culture and genealogy
  2. 2. Digitizing Hidden Collections Photo courtesy of smoothdemente (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ikostic/2749693373) <ul><li>Libraries and Local History </li></ul><ul><li>Hidden Collections </li></ul><ul><li>Benefits </li></ul><ul><li>Challenges </li></ul><ul><li>Possible solutions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Kansas Memory </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Northeast Kansas History </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Gallery <ul><li>Requires : </li></ul><ul><li>Web hosting ($10 a month) </li></ul><ul><li>Gallery account (gallery.menalto.com) and configuration </li></ul><ul><li>Link to your Library Web site </li></ul>
  4. 4. Kansas Memory
  5. 5. Kansas Memory <ul><li>Primary sources </li></ul><ul><li>Photos </li></ul><ul><li>Documents </li></ul><ul><li>Focus </li></ul>
  6. 6. Kansas Memory <ul><li>Standards and Procedures </li></ul><ul><li>Scan front and back </li></ul><ul><li>Leave ¼ inch border zone </li></ul><ul><li>Deskew/square the image </li></ul><ul><li>Historical Society guidelines </li></ul><ul><li>Library: </li></ul><ul><li>Organize and catalog collection </li></ul><ul><li>Scan onto an external hard drive </li></ul><ul><li>Metadata on KHS spreadsheet </li></ul><ul><li>Historical Society: </li></ul><ul><li>Creates derivatives </li></ul><ul><li>Host and Post on kansasmemory </li></ul><ul><li>Add ‘facets’ (subject headings) </li></ul>
  7. 7. 2011 Heritage Grant
  8. 8. Rossville Community Library and Kansas Memory Collaboration Pilot <ul><li>Cataloging/Indexing of a Photo collection </li></ul><ul><li>Rossville, NEKLS Foundation and NEKLS </li></ul><ul><li>Application boiler-plate – 6 page narrative </li></ul><ul><li>Consultant </li></ul><ul><li>Timeline </li></ul><ul><li>Budget </li></ul><ul><li>Sharing Results </li></ul>
  9. 9. Parallel Approach Kete: - “A knowledge basket of images, audio, video and documents which are collected and catalogued by the community.”
  10. 10. Kete Horowhenua <ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Ga3JeAzi9k </li></ul>
  11. 11. Culture and Heritage
  12. 12. Local History
  13. 13. Genealogy
  14. 14. Orlando Memory
  15. 15. Northeast Kansas History
  16. 16. Northeast Kansas History <ul><ul><li>Open source </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Community built = community interaction </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wiki-style user interface mirrors live site </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Unique library collections, plus community input through comments </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Creative Commons license and simple Terms and Conditions, House Rules and Policies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ability to link Topics (articles) with images, videos, audio, documents and discussions </li></ul></ul>
  17. 17. House Rules
  18. 18. Policies and Best Practices <ul><li>Kansas Historical Society Guidelines </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Scan, archive and rely on digital file </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Details = 800 dpi (or higher) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>David’s “Digitization on a shoestring” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Schema – title, description, subject headings. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Simple Dublin Core </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Controlled vocabularies – LCSH </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>File naming – unique identifiers for each artifact </li></ul></ul>
  19. 19. Baskets <ul><li>Baskets for each Library or Group of Libraries </li></ul><ul><li>Password-protected </li></ul><ul><li>Moderate ‘member’ contributions </li></ul><ul><li>Library’s special collections </li></ul><ul><li>Search entire site or individual baskets for content </li></ul>
  20. 20. Kete Beta, Maybe Omeka?
  21. 21. Resources <ul><li>OITP | Perspectives – “Digitizing Hidden Collections in Public Libraries” by Gwen Glazer (from nekls.org Tech Day 2011 page) </li></ul><ul><li>Gallery – http://gallery.menalto.com </li></ul><ul><li>Kansas Memory - www.kansasmemory.org </li></ul><ul><li>2011 Heritage Grants from Kansas Humanities Council (from nekls.org Tech Day 2011 page) </li></ul><ul><li>Northeast Kansas History kete - http://history.nekls.org </li></ul><ul><li>Kete Horowhenua - http://horowhenua.kete.net.nz/ </li></ul><ul><li>Kete Kawerau - http://ketekawerau.peoplesnetworknz.info </li></ul><ul><li>Selwyn Kete - http://keteselwyn.peoplesnetworknz.info </li></ul><ul><li>Orlando Memory – http://dc.ocls.info/ </li></ul><ul><li>Omeka – http://www.omeka.org </li></ul><ul><li>Digital Amherst – http://www.digitalamherst.org </li></ul><ul><li>Digitization on a Shoestring (from nekls.org Tech Day 2009 page) </li></ul><ul><li>What to Expect When You’re Digitizing: A Primer for the Solo Digital Librarian (from nekls.org Tech Day 2011 page) </li></ul><ul><li>Sharon’s Blog Posts - http://lybrarian.wordpress.com/category/digitization/ </li></ul>

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