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The Technical Report Archive & Image Library Managing Digital Materials Maliaca Oxnam University of Arizona 1.14.2009 12 th Annual Atmospheric Science.

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1 The Technical Report Archive & Image Library Managing Digital Materials Maliaca Oxnam University of Arizona th Annual Atmospheric Science Librarians International Meeting Phoenix, AZ

2 Nature and Scope of Collections Federal technical reports literature spans a wide range of technical and scientific topics These reports contain important information that is poorly indexed and often difficult to obtain The project focused on pre-1975 reports to avoid copyright issues

3 Charge Develop a collaborative project with the Center for Research Libraries to identify, digitize, archive, and provide persistent and unrestricted access to federal technical reports issued prior to Digital Archives + Print Archives

4 Prototype - Collection National Bureau of Standards (NBS) Monograph Series Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) - partial Division of Biology & Medicine Health & Safety Laboratory Civil Effects Test Operations Division of Technical Information Bureau of Mines (USBM) Bulletin Series

5 Additional Collections Office of Saline Waters Bureau of Mines Reports of Investigations Information Circulars Miscellaneous Series

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8 Initial Timeline Occurs in phases: Years 1-3Development Phase Years 4-6Building Phase Years 7-?Continuation of building phase? Project could continue to preserve additional report series & collections as long as there is funding and value and interest to the user community Years X-ZSustainability Phase

9 Collaborative Opportunities Center for Research Libraries (CRL) Greater Western Library Alliance (GWLA) Regional consortium 32 members Strategic direction for preservation University of Michigan Mbooks (Google Scanning) Hathi Trust Stanford University

10 Collaborative Collection Building National collection building effort Gift-culture model This model can be achieved regardless of the number of participants, geographic location, collection scope, or member assets

11 Process Contributor Node Print Archive Digital Archives Central Scanning Partner

12 Accomplishments 17,575 page-views of the TRAIL Pilot site (7/1/07- 6/30/08) ~5000 items cataloged & in scanning queue (6/08- 12/08) Establishing collection sets in OCLC 22 participating institutions (to date) Completed an inventory of all defunct federal agencies and report series that were issued by those agencies Working with Stanford to plan user interface

13 Questions? TRAIL Project Info - Pilot Site - Maliaca Oxnam University of Arizona Libraries


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