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1 Queensland Memory - Outreach creating online public access to Queensland’s cultural heritage resources Margie Barram, Library Applications Gavin Bannerman, Heritage Collections State Library of Queensland ALIA Information Online 2009

2 Topics covered Assessing demand for an Outreach service Developing the Outreach model Standards framework for digital images Receiving and displaying images Technological innovations and infrastructure Future directions for Outreach

3 Crocodile caught in the Logan River at Logan Village Beaudesert Shire Library [now Scenic Rim Regional Council library services] image number: qbsc

4 connectivity content competencies Online Public Access in Libraries [OPAL] Aim to increase:

5 Adelaide and Ellena Streets during the 1893 flood Maryborough Municipal Library [ now Fraser Coast Regional Libraries] image number: qmar

6 Picture Queensland – outreach? access: provide a portal for clients to access to statewide images resources content: Increase the number of unique Queensland digital images empowerment: assist staff from local public libraries and other cultural institutions to digitise their local images and make them available online Hindsight: Digitising Queensland Community Images: A Scoping Study, 2002 Picture Queensland – Outreach: goals

7 Developing Outreach Current model for adding contributors Identify organisations interested Form an agreement Deliver training in digital imaging, indexing and procedures Receive digital images and records Facilitate display of images through Picture Queensland and Picture Australia

8 Pialba Hotel Hervey Bay Library [now Fraser Coast Regional Libraries] image number: qhbp

9 Joint Agreement For the provision of the Picture Queensland digital image collection State Library of Queensland – quality checking, storage, processing and hosting of images and their records; promotion; image ordering service; support and advisory services; provision of statistics Contributor – provide images and records to required standard; submit information for online profiles; specify preferred service options

10 Local bathing beauties standing at Kings Beach, 1927 Caloundra City Libraries [now Sunshine Coast Regional Libraries] image number : P

11 Agreement options Who stores the master images? What file naming scheme they use ? Who handles online image orders? How they will create metadata records? Contributors have the ability to choose:

12 South Brisbane during the January 1974 flood at the future site redeveloped for the Queensland Performing Arts Centre QPAC Archives and Library [image number: qpa00002] 5

13 We have standards! …For images and metadata records Images - TIFF format, 6000 pixels longest side and 600 ppi (black-and-white), 4000 pixels longest side and 400 ppi (colour) Metadata records - Guidelines for cataloguing images using the Picture Queensland web form

14 Outreach’s coverage

15 Croydon workshop, 2006

16 Outreach training Topics covered: Copyright Digitisation project planning Protocols for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Collections Scanning and image editing Indexing and metadata Preservation

17 Ivor Rodgers Mackay Libraries [image number:qmc02433] 6

18 Digitising images Contributors create digital images: Source of originals Staff do scanning (flat-bed scanners) Saved to Picture Queensland standard Send images to SLQ on CD/DVD Option for ftp

19 John Drysdale Memorial Clock, Queen Street, Ayr, 1935 Burdekin Library image number: bur

20 Web form Extract sent from local database conversion to Dublin Core using MarcEdit Creating records Two methods for receiving metadata records:

21 Feathertail Glider Acrobates pygmaeus Queensland Museum image number: acrobates_pygmaeus_mb409_qm 8

22 Picture Queensland web form Benefits Suits organisations without local database Allows contributors to edit pre- existing records Access anytime, anywhere Password controlled – allows feedback to individual cataloguers no knowledge or access to the catalogue required to complete the form

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24 Group of fishermen looking pleased with their catch, Chinchilla, Queensland Chinchilla Shire Library [now Dalby Regional Libraries] image number: chi

25 Local databases Benefits No need to re-skill staff Contributors index using their local system and workflows Contributors retain local copy of record Able to utilise pre-existing records Clients can find images within local library OPAC Library equipment and support already in place

26 Fred Muller family behind the Aratula Railway Station, 1947 Boonah Archives [partner of Boonah Library, now Scenic Rim Regional library services] image number: ba

27 Enriching local catalogues Burdekin Catalogue pilot Contributors gain local copy of record in catalogue Clients can find images within local library OPAC Library equipment and support already in place

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31 Erub (Torres Strait) workshop 2007

32 Outreach expanded Included: Training members of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities to document and record their local history and culture Oral histories Digital storytelling Sharing digital images Safekeeping

33 John Deere cotton picker, Biloela District, Queensland, 1955 Banana Shire Library [image number: ban00033] 11

34 What’s in store? We are facing: More born-digital images More images held by non-libraries More images held by individuals More demand for contemporary images Competing priorities Change in technical infrastructure

35 Advertisement, Gympie,1899 Cooloola Shire Library [now Gympie Regional Libraries] image number: 00079_Cooloola 12

36 11 Future Outreach activities? State Library of Queensland’s direction… Simpler agreements for contributing organisations Tailor to the different requirements of the organisation depending on their size Work with new amalgamated library services to consolidate bringing cultural heritage resources online Migrate to DigiTool User space in the digital library Participate in Flickr Commons Introduce Creative Commons licensing

37 Axeman on a springboard felling a quondong tree, Atherton Tablelands Atherton Shire Library [now Tablelands Regional Library Service] image number: ath

38 For more information Training/support enquiries: Kate McDonald, Outreach Librarian, Heritage Collections, (07) , Government departments/joint agreement enquiries: Anna Raunik, Executive Manager, Resource Discovery, (07) , Technical details: Margie Barram, Senior Librarian, Digital Applications, Resource Discovery, (07) , au au resources/contributor_resources

39 Grand Hotel staff, 1912 Bundaberg Library [image number:qbun00007] 13

40 Barcaldine Cricket Club members, ca Barcaldine Library [now Barcaldine Regional Council library services] image number: bar

41 15Hinchinbrook Shire Library Image number: hin00013

42 Grader school, St. Lawrence, ca Broadsound Shire Library [now Isaac Regional Council library services] image number: bro

43 18 Children seated at table in Mount Isa Day Nursery, October 1948 Mt Isa City Library [image number: isa00051]

44 Francis Goriss, with daughter Holly, on his motorised bicycle, Babinda, ca Cairns Library image number: cai

45 Pioneers of the Upper North Pine (Dayboro) district, 1903 Pine Rivers Libraries [now Moreton Bay Region Libraries] image number: pin

46 “The user manual for the digitisation process that was received is very helpful.” Mount Morgan participant in Outreach Workshop “very well prepared & well run training program. Thank you & well done.” Cairns participant in Outreach Workshop “By simply googling the name of my grandfather, up popped your site with a photograph of my great grandfather (Dr. J. J. Egan). I have never seen a photo of my great granddad and am looking forward to a surviving relative identifying him in the pic. Thanks!” Client feedback on Outreach partner’s image “Very helpful with my research on your Rack railway at Mt Morgan and ours here in Queenstown Tasmania congratulations well done. Thank you.” Client feedback on Outreach partner’s image

47 Queensland Memory – Outreach Top 10 most viewed partner images As of December 2008

48 Crocodile caught in the Logan River at Logan Village Beaudesert Shire Library [now Scenic Rim Regional Council library services] image number: qbsc

49 2 Flooding in Brisbane Street, Beaudesert, 1990 Beaudesert Shire Library [now Scenic Rim Regional Council library services] image number:qbsc00016

50 Adelaide and Ellena Streets during the 1893 flood Maryborough Municipal Library [ now Fraser Coast Regional Libraries] number: qmar

51 Pialba Hotel Hervey Bay Library [now Fraser Coast Regional Libraries] image number: qhbp

52 Local bathing beauties standing at Kings Beach, 1927 Caloundra City Libraries [now Sunshine Coast Regional Libraries] image number : P

53 Kent and Adelaide Streets, Maryborough during a hail storm, August 1924 Maryborough Municipal Library [ now Fraser Coast Regional Libraries] image number: qmar

54 Bullock team run by William Simpson, Maleny, ca 1900 Caloundra City Libraries [now Sunshine Coast Regional Libraries] image number: P

55 South Brisbane during the January 1974 flood at the future site redeveloped for the Queensland Performing Arts Centre QPAC Archives and Library [image number: qpa00002] 8

56 Historical slab hut, Beaudesert, 1983 Beaudesert Shire Library [now Scenic Rim Regional Council library services] image number: qbsc

57 Q. C. Gauchalland Mine, Howard, 1920 Maryborough Municipal Library [ now Fraser Coast Regional Libraries] image number: qhbp00014

58 Thank you to our terrific partners


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