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21 January 2010 Digitization: Brave New World, Brave Old World Paul R. Burley, Northwestern University Transportation Library.

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1 21 January 2010 Digitization: Brave New World, Brave Old World Paul R. Burley, Northwestern University Transportation Library

2 Digitization: brave new world, brave old world P AUL B URLEY T ECHNICAL S ERVICES L IBRARIAN N ORTHWESTERN U NIVERSITY T RANSPORTATION L IBRARY Transportation Librarians' Roundtable J ANUARY 21, 2010

3 Transportation libraries and digitization Define "digitization" CARLI project: lessons learned OAIS Discussion questions

4 "Digitization" Digitization process Workflow Metadata Storage Economics of digitization Collections building Digital library building Copyright, copyright, copyright Access: portals, permissions Visualization Digital preservation Metrics: collection size, usage

5 Digitization defined "To convert […] into a sequence of digits, generally for use in a digital computer, etc.; to represent in digital form"—Oxford English Dictionary.

6 CARLI Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois

7 CARLI application

8 Batch preparation CARLI digitization: lessons learned

9 Batch preparation CARLI digitization: lessons learned Cheng and Tsui, Scanning

10 Batch preparation Image processing CARLI digitization: lessons learned Cheng and Tsui, Scanning

11 Batch preparation Image processing CARLI digitization: lessons learned Cheng and Tsui, Scanning OCR

12 Batch preparation Image processing CARLI digitization: lessons learned Cheng and Tsui, Scanning Metadata production OCR

13 Batch preparation Image processing Delivery CARLI digitization: lessons learned Cheng and Tsui, Scanning Metadata production OCR

14 "[P]rovides the concepts needed by non- archival organizations to be effective participants in the preservation process"-- Reference Model for an Open Archival Information System (OAIS). CCSDS B-1, Blue Book, January Reference Model for an Open Archival Information System (OAIS)

15 OAIS: Administration Model

16 Digitization projects: selected pros and cons Copyright

17 Digitization projects: selected pros and cons Collections building

18 Digitization projects: selected pros and cons Costs

19 Digitization projects: selected pros and cons Internationalization

20 Digitization projects: selected pros and cons Costs

21 Digitization projects: selected pros and cons Complex formats

22 Discussion questions Are there are print materials used in common by all transportation libraries for which is would make sense to cooperate on the national level on a digitization project, similar to what NUTL did at the state level in Illinois? Would a similar project best be channeled through existing, disparate repositories? Are there lessons learned from ongoing digitization that we might bring together among all transportation libraries? Broad/shallow vs. narrow/deep


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