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Dear DCIG Members,

As you may have heard at business meetings or from interest group minute, the Digital Interest Group is applying to be an ACRL section. We’re hoping for this change to take place in the summer of 2017. There will be lots of opportunities for service and exciting developments. Also, it is no longer necessary to pay for separate section memberships from ACRL, so you can maintain membership in the group without any additional dues besides basic ACRL membership dues.

Greetings!

If you are heading to ALA Midwinter 2015 please consider joining us on Sunday, February 1, 2015, from 1:00pm-2:30pm (US/Central) for the DCIG ALA Midwinter meeting.  The meeting will be held in McCormick Place West in MCP W176c

We are pleased to have Liz Bishoff, principal consultant for The Bishoff Group--a library and cultural heritage organization consulting services organization--to present "Managing Digital Collections: Report of IR/DR Activity among non-ARL Academic Libraries"

A description of her presentation: “In a 2014 survey, non-ARL libraries were asked about the status of their IR/DR implementation…The survey reports on…benefits of an IR/DR, identifies… software used to support an IR/DR and explores…preservation plans…used to support long term access.” 

Edit (2/16/2014): The PDF slides from Liz Bishoff's presentation can be downloaded below.

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Event DCIG ALA Program: Building a Collaborative Workflow for Preserving Born-Digital Institutional Memory

by Rene Tanner on Wed, Jun 29, 2016 at 03:29 am

Where: HYATT Regency Orlando, Room Bayhill 21

Description:

Where: HYATT Regency Orlando, Room Bayhill 21

Description:

In 2015, the Indiana University Kelley School of Business approached IU Bloomington Libraries with a partnership to collect and preserve born-digital institutional heritage being generated by the school’s marketing department. While Kelley utilizes Widen as its enterprise digital asset management system, storage limitations necessitated the partnership in order for the objects to persist. Starting with 5TB of content, IU librarians collaborated with the University Archives in order to analyze the digital objects’ metadata and determine a workflow for the ingest and long-term preservation of digital objects within a Fedora repository environment. This partnership poses many challenges to the existing infrastructure and requires both social and technical solutions in order to establish a collaborative workflow that will hopefully provide the basis for similar future projects with other schools and departments.

Speakers:

Heidi Dowding, Indiana University, Digital Preservation Librarian

Nick Homenda, Indiana University, Digital Initiatives Librarian

Join us for the DCIG Business Meeting and an engaging presentation about building partnerships and establishing collaborative workflows to preserve born-digital institutional heritage.

Cordially,

Suzanna Conrad, DCIG Convener

Rene Tanner, DCIG Incoming Convener

Brianna Marshall, DCIG Recorder 

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Event Announcing DSCIG ALA Program: Starting from Scratch: Build Your Digital Scholarship Center Program

by Rene Tanner on Wed, Jun 29, 2016 at 03:28 am

Where: Orange County Convention Center W109a

Description:

At prior meetings of the ACRL Digital Scholarship Center Interest Group (DSCIG) attendees have frequently asked questions about how to start a Center. What services are offered? Who works there? How much were the start-up costs and where did the funding come from? How do you promote the Center so faculty and students use it? Who are the partners? All good questions, and given how the Center is structured at different institutions the answers can vary.

Where: Orange County Convention Center W109a

Description:

At prior meetings of the ACRL Digital Scholarship Center Interest Group (DSCIG) attendees have frequently asked questions about how to start a Center. What services are offered? Who works there? How much were the start-up costs and where did the funding come from? How do you promote the Center so faculty and students use it? Who are the partners? All good questions, and given how the Center is structured at different institutions the answers can vary.

This program features experienced DSC developers who will share their stories and expertise about how they got started, what they learned and what they’d do today if they were starting from scratch.  Who should attend? Librarians planning to develop or thinking of starting a Digital Scholarship Center at their institution, and those who want to learn more about what Digital Scholarship Centers are and what they offer.  Librarians more experienced with Digital Scholarship Centers are invited to join the conversation, share tips and meet colleagues from other Centers.

Speakers:

Christina Bell
Humanities Librarian
Bates College, Ladd Library

Andrew White
Director of Academic and Client Services
Bates College

Pamela Price Mitchem, M.A., Ed.S., C.A., DAS
Coordinator of Digital Scholarship and Initiatives
Special Collections, Belk Library & Information Commons
Appalachian State University 

Eric D. M. Johnson
Head, Innovative Media
Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries

Join us to hear perspectives on starting a DSC from scratch based on the experience of speakers from three different sized and mission differentiated institutions.

This program is co-sponsored in name only by the ACRL Digital Curation Interest Group and the ACRL Digital Humanities Interest Group.

Thank you.

Steven Bell, DSCIG co-convener
Merinda Kaye Hensley, DSCIG co-convener

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File DCIG_Minutes_20160614

by Brianna Marshall on Thu, Jun 16, 2016 at 06:51 pm

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Event POWRR Workshop - Scholarships available

by Suzanna Conrad on Tue, May 31, 2016 at 04:21 pm

Two POWRR Workshops will be held at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas on Thursday, July 7 and Friday July 8, 2016.  To register for one of the workshop days, please use the following registration links:
 
Thurs. July 7 registration: http://digitalpowrr07072016.eventzilla.net
Friday July 8 registration: http://digitalpowrr07082016.eventzilla.net
 

Two POWRR Workshops will be held at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas on Thursday, July 7 and Friday July 8, 2016.  To register for one of the workshop days, please use the following registration links:
 
Thurs. July 7 registration: http://digitalpowrr07072016.eventzilla.net
Friday July 8 registration: http://digitalpowrr07082016.eventzilla.net
 
The Texas Digital Library and the Digital Curation Interest Group are co-sponsoring this event. The Texas Digital Library has generously offered to cover lunch on both days of the workshop and Trinity University will be providing continental breakfast in the morning.  The POWRR Workshop will also be sponsoring travel scholarships for a few DCIG members, which will include up to $500 as a travel scholarship (distributed as a reimbursement). You can apply for a travel scholarship here.  Scholarship applications are due by Monday, May 16, 2016.
 
From Theory to Action:
A Pragmatic Approach to Digital Preservation Strategies and Tools
A Digital POWRR Workshop
 
The Digital POWRR (Preserving digital Objects With Restricted Resources) Workshop was created as a result of an IMLS-funded study on identifying digital preservation solutions for small-and mid-sized institutions looking to begin digital preservation practices. We continue to bring these workshops across the country thanks to funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
 
This full-day workshop is designed specifically for front-line practitioners who routinely complete collections processing work. If you understand the need for digital preservation, and are now seeking to build daily workflows that incorporate accessioning digital materials, processing them, and planning for their long-term preservation, this workshop is for you.
 
This is a hands-on workshop that deals with the "How" of digital preservation, rather than the "Why." Attendees will practice the accession of a digital collection using a simple, open-source tool; learn about several digital preservation tools and services; and create an institution-specific action plan for making progress towards digital preservation goals.
 
Please note that this is not a workshop on how to digitize materials. However, the curriculum could be helpful to implement a digital preservation plan into a digitization project. The skills taught can be applied to both born-digital as well as digitized collections.
 
This workshop is made possible in part by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the human endeavor.
 
Registration for DCIG members is now open, so use the links below to register:
 
Thurs. July 7 registration: http://digitalpowrr07072016.eventzilla.net
Friday July 8 registration: http://digitalpowrr07082016.eventzilla.net

 

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Event Webinar: Creating and Utilizing Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs)

by Brianna Marshall on Tue, May 24, 2016 at 04:27 pm

Creating and Utilizing Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs)

Monday, May 23  |  1-2pm CST

Presenters: Rafia Mirza, Peace Ossom Williamson, and Brett Currier 
Recording: The recording of this webinar is available at: https://youtu.be/jpCtaYRcb7w

Chat transcript is attached.

Many faculty members, librarians, and other higher education staff members have experience working individually on projects, but not large scale, multi-phase, interdepartmental, collaborative projects that require project management as a priority. However, when working on digital projects, it is necessary to utilize experience in various departments within and outside of the library. A planning document called a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) available at bit.ly/utamou serves as an agreement between all stakeholders, which will likely include multiple library departments.

In this webinar, the presenters will discuss their experiences in creating an MOU template. They will discuss how you can adapt this template to fit the ends of your particular institution, and what local issues may need to be taken into account. Additionally, the presenters will provide common questions or perspectives of outside stakeholders. The completion of this webinar and the access to the MOU workbook will enable participants to develop MOU templates that will meet the needs of their institutions.

Register for this webinarhttps://acrl.webex.com/acrl/onstage/g.php?MTID=e6663e7c889fe2d04245cb7dc876721dd

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File DCIGAnnual2016-BusinessMeetingAgenda

by Suzanna Conrad on Tue, May 10, 2016 at 02:31 pm

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File DCIG_20160509_Minutes

by Brianna Marshall on Mon, May 9, 2016 at 01:48 pm

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Event Web Seminar: Reel Challenges: Digitizing Microfilm for Long-Term Curation

by Rene Tanner on Fri, May 6, 2016 at 03:36 pm

Title: ACRL DCIG Reel Challenges: Digitizing Microfilm for Long-Term Curation

Presenter: Allison Ringness, Digital Initiatives Librarian, Kansas State University

Title: ACRL DCIG Reel Challenges: Digitizing Microfilm for Long-Term Curation

Presenter: Allison Ringness, Digital Initiatives Librarian, Kansas State University

Recording: The recording of this presentation is available online at: https://youtu.be/zO6JhS7iDwc

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Please join us at the upcoming ACRL DCIG Web Seminar “ACRL DCIG Reel Challenges: Digitizing Microfilm for Long-Term Curation” on Thursday, April 21, 2016 at 12:00pm-1:00pm Central. 

To register, please visit the following page: 

https://acrl.webex.com/acrl/onstage/g.php?MTID=ed4e4f2a5b3ddfc15e814271e6455ac29

Preparing a digital project for long-term curation requires careful preparation.  This is doubly true for digitized microfilm projects, because of errors introduced during the microfilming process, the large number of files generated from digitized reels of microfilm, and issues associated with the materials that were microfilmed.  This case study spotlights two digitized microfilm projects at K-State Libraries.  The first, involving 90 years of the periodical Kansas Farmer, presented many difficulties.  Just one of the challenges was taking the reel-based organization scheme of the files received from the digitization vendor and converting it to a volume and issue based organization scheme that could be successfully curated for the long-term by Library IT. 

After the Kansas Farmer project, an entirely new workflow developed to address the challenges encountered during the digitization and preparation of Kansas Farmer for long-term curation.  This workflow was successfully implemented for a second digitized microfilm project, and involves detailed documentation of misprints in the source material and errors introduced during the filming process.  Additionally, the workflow is designed to incorporate automated file management and the work of student employees.  This case study will identify the challenges associated with digitized microfilm, present the solutions pursued by K-State Libraries to prepare their projects for long-term curation, summarize the successful elements of these solutions, and examine areas for further development of the digitized microfilm workflow.

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File DCIG_20160419_Minutes

by Brianna Marshall on Wed, Apr 20, 2016 at 09:30 am

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File DCIG_Minutes_20150722

by Brianna Marshall on Mon, Apr 4, 2016 at 06:34 pm

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ACRL Digital Curation Interest Group (Association of College & Research Libraries)

To provide a forum and foster support in the exploration, adaptation, and implementation of emerging digital curation services, technologies, and infrastructures. To sponsor discussions or programs that share how libraries are working to meet the needs of curating a variety of content in digital form. To inform and educate librarians on digital curation trends and new technologies. To collaborate with other organizations within the library profession and academe on issues concerning digital curation.

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2015-2016 ACRL DCIG Leadership

Suzanna Conrad, Convener, DCIG

Rene Tanner, Convener elect, DCIG

Brianna Marshall, Recorder, DCIG

Megan Toups, Past Convener, DCIG

 

2014-2015 ACRL DCIG Leadership

Megan Toups, Convener, DCIG

Suzanna Conrad, Convener elect, DCIG

Rene Tanner, Recorder, DCIG

Yasmeen Shorish, Past Convener, DCIG

 

2013-2014 ACRL DCIG Leadership

Yasmeen Shorish, Convener, DCIG

Megan Toups, Convener elect, DCIG

Suzanna Conrad, Recorder, DCIG

Patricia Hswe, Past Convener & Co-founder, DCIG

 

2012-2013 ACRL DCIG Leadership

Patricia Hswe, Convener & Co-founder, DCIG

Yasmeen Shorish, Convener elect, DCIG

Megan Toups, Recorder, DCIG

Marisa Ramirez, Past Convener & Co-founder, DCIG

 

2011-2012 ACRL DCIG Leadership

Marisa Ramirez, Convener & Co-founder, DCIG

Patricia Hswe, Convener-elect & Co-founder, DCIG

Yasmeen Shorish, Recorder, DCIG


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