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  • Western Writers Series

    1. 1. Wrangling a Digital Collection into Existence: The Boise State Western Writers Series Digital Editions Rick Stoddart
    2. 2. I am not.. <ul><li>A digital collections guru </li></ul>A Special Collections Librarian I am only a librarian
    3. 3. Warm-Up <ul><li>Match the Moo Cards to the Covers </li></ul>Answer the questions First group to Finish = Prize Basket!
    4. 4. Br – O – N – C - O
    5. 5. What we did is what we did <ul><li>There is the right way </li></ul>Then there is what we did
    6. 7. It all started with a…
    7. 8. Cost <ul><li>23 titles @ 50 pages = cheap </li></ul>
    8. 9. If it is that cheap, why involve the library? <ul><li>Cataloging – gets these in OPACS </li></ul>“Natural Fit” Library has the technology to create and support Shared cost – Common interest Prestige
    9. 10. WIN – WIN - WIN
    10. 11. Got the Okay
    11. 12. < Smile >
    12. 13. Get a MOU! What’s a Mou?
    13. 14. To OCR or not to OCR that is the question!
    14. 15. Copyright, right?
    15. 16. Decide on format (PDF)
    16. 17. Take to Print Shop
    17. 18. < breathe >
    18. 19. Hold your horses! CHANGE FORMAT (ARCHIVE PDF)
    19. 20. New Hire in Special Collections
    20. 21. Enter Content-DM wearing a white hat
    21. 22. Meanwhile back on the ranch… Catalogers help with OCLC records
    22. 23. <breathe>
    23. 24. EXCEPT!!!! ContentDM upgrade changes URLS
    24. 25. Catalogers Freak!
    25. 26. Meanwhile back on the ranch… Splash Page – Too many cooks
    26. 27. What does WEST mean? Which begs the question…
    27. 28. Nobody likes the Splash Page
    28. 29. Flaming arrows of promotion
    29. 30. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Everybody freaks out !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    30. 31. Circle the Wagons!
    31. 32. Launch?
    32. 33. On campus? FOOD? Cost?
    33. 34. Enter THE CABIN (stage right)
    34. 35. < breathe > All done right?
    35. 36. It disappeared into the dust-cloud of the web! After launch…
    36. 37. Why bother?
    37. 38. THIS IS LIBRARIANSHIP
    38. 39. Website is up & in ContentDM
    39. 41. Launch was a success on many levels
    40. 42. Lessons <ul><li>Never enough communication </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Don’t be the only conduit </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Planning is fine but expect things to change. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Don’t lock yourself in </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Put the collection before perfection </li></ul><ul><ul><li>It won’t be perfect – accessibility should be your goal </li></ul></ul><ul><li>It is a process – it really never ends </li></ul><ul><li>Celebrate your victories </li></ul>
    41. 43. It might be helpful to think of the project like this: <ul><li>Instead of this: website+digitization=WWS </li></ul>Digitization Wikipedia Website Launch Party Catalog Records WWS
    42. 44. Don’t let it die on the virtual shelf! <ul><li>Upcoming </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Wikipedia links </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>More digitized volumes possibly coming </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Move to Scholar Works? </li></ul>
    43. 45. So… What did I do right/wrong? What would you do different?
    44. 46. http:// guides.boisestate.edu /digital Links to standards, collections, & resources for Digital Collections
    45. 47. It all started with a…

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