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Digital Preservation: Ensuring Continuous Access to Information for Research. 2014 SirsiDynix Northeast Users Group (SNRG) Conference . Beverly D. Charlot. June 10, 2014. Presentation Overview . The library is in the fourth year of a small digitization project. This session will cover:

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digital preservation ensuring continuous access to information for research

Digital Preservation: Ensuring Continuous Access to Information for Research

2014 SirsiDynixNortheast Users Group (SNRG) Conference

Beverly D. Charlot

June 10, 2014

presentation overview
Presentation Overview

The library is in the fourth year of a small digitization project. This session will cover:

  • The target goals, objectives and milestones;
  • Why digitize;
  • Materials selected;
  • Staffing needs;
  • Scanning equipment;
  • Digital Repository storage;
  • Lessons learned
target goals and objectives
Target Goals and Objectives
  • Digitize materials no longer suited for the shelf
    • Fragile / Damaged
  • Inventory of library materials
    • Materials published before 1923
    • Unique publications
    • Rare materials
  • Collection Analysis
    • An assessment by library liaisons -- included Library of Congress and Federal Documents (subject specific) materials
why digitize
Why Digitize?

Impact on student learning outcomes

-- many are primary sources

-- some are out of print books (no longer published)

Provide access to materials no longer suited for the shelf

Repurposing library space

materials selected to digitize
Materials Selected to Digitize
  • Materials included in the original State College collection
  • Materials unique to the university
materials selected to digitize cont
Materials Selected to Digitize cont.
  • Library of American Civilization (LAC) microform
  • Library of English Literature (LEL) microform collection of literary works
  • Fragile Federal Documents selected by subject liaisons
              • Education
              • Social Services
              • Agriculture
staffing needs
Staffing Needs
  • Temporary staffing included in the grant
    • 1 full time & 1 part time
      • Digitized selected materials
      • Cataloging and Metadata
  • Student workers as assistants
    • Digitized selected materials
  • One volunteer student assistant
    • Digitized selected materials
equipment evaluation
Equipment Evaluation
  • Evaluated scanning equipment before purchase
  • Training was provided

ALOS Z-Scan Microform Scanner

Zeutschel book scanner

digital repository storage
Digital Repository Storage
  • Investigated various digital library software
digital repository storage1
Digital Repository Storage
  • Issue – Cost Sustainability
  • Solution – Collaborated with University IT and Library Technology

Purchased

Selected

Digital Collection Management Software

Library Computer Server

digital repository storage2
Digital Repository Storage
  • William C. Jason Library Digital Collections Site
lessons learned
Lessons Learned
  • Student engagement (historical interest & educational knowledge)
  • Amount of time needed to rescan or perform post-imaging work (cropping & color correction)
  • Cost sustainability (data storage)
  • Staffing
questions
Questions?

For attending this session