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1 An update on Google Book search digitization at the University of Michigan … the agreement and plans for work between Google and the University of Michigan, … updates on the progress of the project … focus on conversion, content in Google, and Michigan's efforts with UM's copy of the content

2 Basic information (URLs on final slide) Contract online What will be digitized? –7m University Library volumes –print (bound) Process for books –Flow Check-out + send Wand + scan Return + check-in –Pre-/post-condition survey –Industrial approach Images returned to UM in continuous flow

3 About the files… Benchmarking/standards Returned to UM: package per volume, idd by barcode, incl. (see UM MDP FAQ) 600dpi TIFF ITU G4 (bitonal) for print 300dpi JPEG2000 color/grayscale for illus. naming conventions corresponding to UM specs OCR Checksums Production notes Quality control –Ongoing improvement of hardware/engineering –Image quality good and improving What is secret and why? –Technology –Numbers

4 Status Google began in July, 2004 UM receiving content continuously Large amounts of UM content went into GBS in November, 2005 Production ramp-up continues –New facility –Scaling (last week, 11k volumes) At UM, embarking on implementation

5 Key contract provisions, pt Use of U of M Digital Copy on U of M Website. U of M shall have the right to use the U of M Digital Copy, in whole or in part at U of M's sole discretion, as part of services offered on U of M's website. U of M shall implement technological measures … to restrict automated access to any portion of the U of M Digital Copy …. U of M shall also make reasonable efforts … to prevent third parties from (a) downloading or otherwise obtaining any portion of the U of M Digital Copy for commercial purposes, (b) redistributing any portions of the U of M Digital Copy, or (c) automated and systematic downloading from its website image files from the U of M Digital Copy….

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9 9 Why would UM put the materials online? Responsibility for the archive Michigan audience more specific and thus more specialized… –Rights that Google may not have Current Section 108 provisions Negotiated rights? –Functions that Google may not want to support More flexible displays More powerful citation tools Power searches? Data mining and other research applications

10 Key contract provisions, pt Use of U of M Digital Copy in Cooperative Web Services. Subject to the restrictions set forth in this section, U of M shall have the right to use the U of M Digital Copy, in whole or in part at U of M's sole discretion, as part of services offered in cooperation with partner research libraries such as the institutions in the Digital Library Federation….

11 Creating a cooperative enterprise Original vision –Greater than the sum or our parts –Effort tied to the mission of our scholarly enterprise(s) –Extensible framework for content and services CIC discussions –11 of 13 institutions participating –Two coordinated instances of replicated content –A foundation for creating shared definition Next?

12 URLs –Contract –Project FAQ –Link to information about UM access? Mirlyn (UM online catalog) –http://mirlyn.lib.umich.edu/


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