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Digital Curation of Text with Kevin S. Hawkins, Head of Digital Publishing Production, MPublishing, University of Michigan Library

Thursday, March 15, 2012
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm, US/Eastern

TOPIC: Digital Curation of Text
SPEAKER: Kevin S. Hawkins, Head of Digital Publishing Production, MPublishing, University of Michigan Library

MATERIALS: The presentation slides are available here. Due to technical difficulties, an archived recording is unavailable. 

DESCRIPTION:   How is digital curation different from digital preservation?Some would say that instead of merely preserving for viewing, digital curation allows content to be adapted for other uses.  This presentation will discuss an approach to digitizing documents that supports future adaptation. The Best Practices for TEI in Libraries gives guidance on digitizing documents in a way that goes beyond mere page images by encoding the text in a structured, open format (TEI XML).  TEI is not only an open standard with rich metadata; a TEI document can be rendered in various formats, analyzed quantitatively, and, by following the philosophy of the Best Practices, "upgraded" to support future scholarly research needs.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER: Kevin S. Hawkins is Head of Digital Publishing Production for MPublishing, the primary academic publishing enterprise of the University of Michigan Library.  He is currently a member of the Technical Council of the Text Encoding Initiative (TEI) Consortium and co-convener of the TEI's SIG on Libraries.  While on leave from U-M in 2009-2010, he worked as Metadata Specialist for the Digital Humanities Observatory, a project of the Royal Irish Academy.  He earned an MS at GSLIS at the University of Illinois at BAs (Russian and linguistics) at the University of Maryland.  For more, see his website: http://www.ultraslavonic.info/