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Digitised collections and services at National Library of Scotland


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Presentation given at National Collections and the Digital Humanities seminar at The University of Edinburgh, 14 February 2014. Presented by Gill Hamilton, DIgital Access Manager on behalf of National Library of Scotland.

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Digitised collections and services at National Library of Scotland

  1. 1. digitised collections and services gill hamilton digital access manager
  2. 2. digitisation since early 2000s in-house some in partnership mass digitisation Scottish, topical, preservation, exhibitions
  3. 3. print & manuscript collections
  4. 4. image collections
  5. 5. film and sound collections
  6. 6. map collections
  7. 7. challenges selection description correction use and promotion and that old chestnut …. resourcing
  8. 8. selection Request a digital copy
  9. 9. description - transcription Something out of Deen Swift and she said I was fit for the Stage and you may think I was primmed up with magestick Pride but upon my word felt myselfe turn a little lirsay lursay is a word which is a word
  10. 10. description - georeferencer
  11. 11. description – semantic We think this is Cambrai Do you think it’s this Cambrai? Or this Cambrai?
  12. 12. correction – OCR
  13. 13. use – The Historic Maps API
  14. 14. use – various methods Wikimedian-in-Residence open metadata and digital content policy
  15. 15. Here today from NLS Gill Hamilton, Digital Access Manager Tony Stuart, IS Development Manager Fred Sanderson, IPR Officer National Library of Scotland NLS digital collections NLS historic maps API NLS map collections NLS Screen Archive collection Wikimedian-in-Residence Ally Crockford