Archive for the 'Digital Archives and Special Collections' Category

"Omeka Curator Dashboard"

Posted in Digital Archives and Special Collections, Digital Asset Management Systems, Open Source Software on July 29th, 2015

Jess Waggoner has published "Omeka Curator Dashboard" in the Omeka blog.

Here's an excerpt:

The Omeka Curator Dashboard (or "the OCD" as we endearingly refer to it) is a suite of fifteen plugins (though a bonus sixteenth will be coming soon!) designed to facilitate object import and export, manage metadata, and curate collections. Several of our plugins are already available on the official list of Omeka plugins. The others are still undergoing testing, but can be downloaded from the UCSC Library GitHub in the meanwhile. We are actively soliciting feedback on these plugins from the Omeka user community so we can continue to improve their features and interfaces.

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    "Development of a Scale for Measuring Perceptions of Trustworthiness for Digitized Archival Documents"

    Posted in Digital Archives and Special Collections, Digital Curation & Digital Preservation, Digital Repositories on May 22nd, 2015

    Devan Rays Donaldson has self-archived "Development of a Scale for Measuring Perceptions of Trustworthiness for Digitized Archival Documents."

    Here's an excerpt:

    This dissertation advances scholarship on trustworthiness in three ways. First, it revises an existing conceptual model for trustworthiness perception. Second, it creates an original measurement model for digitized archival document trustworthiness perception-the Digitized Archival Document Trustworthiness Scale (DADTS). Third, it contributes to a deeper understanding of the concept of trustworthiness by providing measurement of the concept in a way that is sensitive to its nuances.

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      Measuring Up: Assessing Use of Digital Repositories and the Resulting Impact Project Gets IMLS Grant

      Posted in ARL Libraries, Digital Archives and Special Collections, Digitization, Institutional Repositories on December 10th, 2014

      The Measuring Up: Assessing Use of Digital Repositories and the Resulting Impact Project has received an IMLS Grant.

      Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

      The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) has awarded a $500,000, three-year National Leadership Grant to four partner organizations-the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), Montana State University, OCLC Research, and the University of New Mexico-to perform research and recommend best practices that will improve data collection and information sharing for institutional repositories and digitized collections.

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        Toolkit: Equipment for Image Digitisation Projects

        Posted in Digital Archives and Special Collections, Digitization on September 23rd, 2014

        JISC has released Toolkit: Equipment for Image Digitisation Projects.

        Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

        This Jisc Digital Media toolkit sets out to look at each of these technologies in detail, outlining both the theory behind the technology, along with more practical insights. It looks at cameras and scanners in depth and provide the stakeholder with the knowledge required to make informed decisions when purchasing, what can be, very expensive items of equipment.

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          Guidelines for Planning the Digitization of Rare Book and Manuscript Collections

          Posted in Digital Archives and Special Collections, Digitization on September 22nd, 2014

          IFLA has released Guidelines for Planning the Digitization of Rare Book and Manuscript Collections.

          Here's an excerpt:

          These guidelines attempt to complement this body of knowledge by addressing the specific needs related to planning digitization projects for rare and special collections. They are written from the point-of-view of special collection managers, rare book librarians, curators, and researchers who study the physical object as an artefact bearing intrinsic historical evidence as much as for the intellectual content that it contains.

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            Omeka Everywhere Development Funded by IMLS

            Posted in Digital Archives and Special Collections, Museums on September 19th, 2014

            The Institute of Museum and Library Sciences has funded the development of Omeka Everywhere.

            Here's an excerpt from the press release:

            The Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media at George Mason University, in partnership with Ideum and the University of Connecticut's Digital Media Center, is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a National Leadership Grant for Museums from the Institute of Museum and Library Sciences to create Omeka Everywhere. Dramatically increasing the possibilities for visitor access to collections, Omeka Everywhere will offer a simple, cost-effective solution for connecting onsite web content and in-gallery multi-sensory experiences, affordable to museums of all sizes and missions, by capitalizing on the strengths of two successful collections-based open-source software projects: Omeka and Open Exhibits.

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              Digital Collections Assessment and Outreach, SPEC Kit 341

              Posted in Digital Archives and Special Collections, Digital Curation & Digital Preservation on September 3rd, 2014

              ARL has released Digital Collections Assessment and Outreach, SPEC Kit 341.

              Here's an excerpt from the press release:

              ARL has released Digital Collections Assessment and Outreach, SPEC Kit 341, which investigates what methods ARL member libraries use to maintain the relevancy of their locally curated digital library collections, and to continue to sustain, grow, capture return on investment, and enhance existing resources through outreach and assessment. The publication also explores current practices for integrating digital resources into the research, teaching, and learning environment.

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                Linked Archival Metadata: A Guidebook (Version 0.99)

                Posted in Digital Archives and Special Collections, Linking, Linked Data, and Semantic Web on April 28th, 2014

                Eric Lease Morgan and LiAM have released Linked Archival Metadata: A Guidebook (Version 0.99).

                Here's an excerpt:

                Linked data is a process for embedding the descriptive information of archives into the very fabric of the Web. By transforming archival description into linked data, an archivist will enable other people as well as computers to read and use their archival description, even if the others are not a part of the archival community. The process goes both ways. Linked data also empowers archivists to use and incorporate the information of other linked data providers into their local description. This enables archivists to make their descriptions more thorough, more complete, and more value-added. For example, archival collections could be automatically supplemented with geographic coordinates in order to make maps, images of people or additional biographic descriptions to make collections come alive, or bibliographies for further reading.

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                  The Benefits and Risks of the PDF/A-3 File Format for Archival Institutions

                  Posted in Digital Archives and Special Collections, Digital Curation & Digital Preservation, Publishing, Reports and White Papers on February 24th, 2014

                  The NDSA has released The Benefits and Risks of the PDF/A-3 File Format for Archival Institutions.

                  Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

                  The report takes a measured look at the costs and benefits of the widespread use of the PDF/A-3 format, especially as it effects content arriving in collecting institutions. It provides background on the technical development of the specification, identifies specific scenarios under which the format might be used and suggests policy prescriptions for collecting institutions to consider.

                  For example, the report suggests that for memory institutions, the acceptance of embedded files in PDF/A documents would depend on very specific protocols between depositors and archival repositories that clarify acceptable embedded formats and define workflows that guarantee that the relationship between the PDF document and any embedded files is fully understood by the archival institution.

                  Additionally, the report notes that the complexity of the PDF format and the wide variance in PDF rendering implementations and creating applications suggests that PDF/A-3 may be appropriate for use in controlled workflows, but may not be an appropriate choice as a general-purpose bundling format.

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                    Omeka 2.1.4 Released

                    Posted in Digital Archives and Special Collections, Open Source Software on February 7th, 2014

                    The Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media has released Omeka 2.1.4.

                    Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

                    This maintenance release includes some style additions and corrections in the admin theme, as well as a fix to how records are sorted for newer versions of MySQL. . .

                    Updated versions of the COinS and Exhibit Builder plugins are also bundled with this release, fixing an error in COinS for PHP 5.2. The updated Exhibit Builder plugin improves many parts of the styling, especially across interaction with many plugins, and expands the data returned by the API.

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                      Born Digital: Guidance for Donors, Dealers, and Archival Repositories

                      Posted in Digital Archives and Special Collections, Digital Curation & Digital Preservation on November 1st, 2013

                      The Council on Library and Information Resources has released Born Digital: Guidance for Donors, Dealers, and Archival Repositories.

                      Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

                      This report offers recommendations to help ensure the physical and intellectual well-being of born-digital materials transferred from donors to archival repositories. The report surveys the primary issues and concerns related to born-digital acquisitions and is intended for a broad audience with varying levels of interest and expertise, including donors, dealers, and repository staff.

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                        "The Confluence of Collections at Johns Hopkins’s Sheridan Libraries"

                        Posted in ARL Libraries, Digital Archives and Special Collections on October 24th, 2013

                        Liz Mengel has published "The Confluence of Collections at Johns Hopkins's Sheridan Libraries" in a special issue of Research Library Issues on mainstreaming special collections.

                        Here's an excerpt:

                        Since the creation of the Milton S. Eisenhower Library in 1964, Special Collections at Johns Hopkins University (JHU) has been housed in the main library and has been a part of the daily flow of overall library operations. As with many other special collections departments, this department was securely sheltered behind doors where the staff performed similar activities to other library departments such as collection development, reference, and instruction. Over the past four years, the Sheridan Libraries have been making deliberate efforts to remove the metaphorical silos that separate Special Collections and other library departments. In particular, the libraries have done this by looking at how collection funds are used and by blending positions to work in both Special Collections and the Academic Liaison Department.

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