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From Concept to Reality: An overview of the University of Wisconsin Digital CollectionsMelissa Mclimans


What we do: Wisconsin Digital Collections

  • Create digital resources to support instruction and research

  • Build quality digital resources from:

    • rare, fragile, non-circulating, and high-use library and archival materials

    • materials not previously digitized nor available on the Internet

    • books, journals, archival collections, slides, photos, art illustrations, maps, audio, and video

  • Develop tools that facilitate search, retrieval, and navigation of our digital resources

  • Provide stable, scalable, and sustainable technology platforms for long-term management of digital resources


The UWDCC is: Wisconsin Digital Collections

  • 6 full time and 10-15 student staff

  • Librarians, technology specialists, and other information professionals

  • located in Memorial Library on

    Madison campus

    Two administrative bodies oversee

    and fund our projects:

  • UW System

  • UW-Madison Libraries


A little history... Wisconsin Digital Collections

First text project was John Nolen’s Madison : a model city

First multi-media project was AfricaFocus

3000 slides, 500 photographs, and 50 hours of sounds from forty-five different countries


We have: Wisconsin Digital Collections

  • 32000 audio minutes

  • Well over 5000 finding aids

  • 92000 images

  • 2.1 million pages of text


UW Digital Collections Wisconsin Digital Collections

  • strengths include: area studies, decorative arts, ecology, literature, history, music, natural resources, science, social sciences, the State of Wisconsin, and the University of Wisconsin.

  • Over 400 completed projects

  • Recently approved projects


Institutional repository ( Wisconsin Digital [email protected])

  • Store, index, distribute, and preserve digital materials

  • Deposited directly by UW faculty or staff

  • Research papers, pre-prints, datasets, photographs, videos, learning objects, theses, student projects, conference papers

  • Content distributed through a searchable Web interface, receive persistent URLs

  • For more information: http://uwdcc.library.wisc.edu/minds/


Where does the content come from? Wisconsin Digital Collections

  • UW Madison -- Libraries and Faculty

    • Playing House

    • Ainu Komonjo Volumes


  • UW System Libraries Wisconsin Digital Collections

    • The Ku Klux Klan in Northwestern Wisconsin, circa 1915-1950

    • UW-La Crosse Historic Steamboat Photograph collection



Projects that meet these criteria are most likely to be approved:

  • support instruction or research needs

  • do not circulate, e.g. rare books, materials from Special Collections

  • enhance an existing digital collection

  • are unique, e.g. not previously digitized nor available online in any format

  • high use, regularly requested by UW faculty or students

  • are distinctive and have potential for academic use and general education interest (K-12)


The Process for submitting a proposal approved

1. Proposals are submitted with our simple web form found at: http://uwdcc.library.wisc.edu/forms/submitProposal.shtml

2. Our team will assesses project and meets with content providers to discuss project details.

3. We will present the proposal to a committee, who will accept or decline the proposal.

4. Once approved, we will work together to create a Memorandum of Understanding that fully describes the project.

5. Work begins.


  • A quick note about our project types approved

    • Efacs = Electronic Facsimile = Pageturner = TEXT

      • We do the metadata and scanning

    • Mmbib = Multi Media, Bibliographic = IMAGES

      • Content provider is the subject specialist

      • Content provider does the metdata

      • We do the scanning


Value of digitization approved

  • Access

    • Google

    • catalog records, including Forward

    • and finding aids

      2. Preservation

  • Back-up TIFF images, store offsite, committed to migrating in the future


Value = Increased Use approved

Facebook

  • Over 580 total fans

  • More Than 20,000 page views per month

  • Approx. 1,000 impressions per post

    Twitter

  • Over 1,040 followers

  • More than 1,000 clicks per month

    Collection Sessions

    Overall collection sessions--18,508,649

    State of WI--1,904,409

    Ecology and Natural Resources – 1,512,121

    UW Collection--709,846



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