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Discussion Now available: Presentation files from Collab Dig Interest Group at ALA Midwinter

by Sandra McIntyre on Sat, Feb 7, 2015 at 04:29 pm

The presenters at last Saturday's meeting of the Collaborative Digitization Interest Group at the ALA Midwinter Conference have shared their presentation files on the ALA Connect web page.  Many thanks to everyone for the excellent presentations and updates!  See the downloadable files on this page (http://connect.ala.org/node/66273).  

Sandra

The presenters at last Saturday's meeting of the Collaborative Digitization Interest Group at the ALA Midwinter Conference have shared their presentation files on the ALA Connect web page.  Many thanks to everyone for the excellent presentations and updates!  See the downloadable files on this page (http://connect.ala.org/node/66273).  

Sandra

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Sandra McIntyre  |  Director, Mountain West Digital Library 
http://mwdl.org  |  +1-801-585-0969  | sandra.mcintyre@utah.edu 

 

On 1/29/15 4:48 PM, "Sandra McIntyre" sandra.mcintyre@utah.edu> wrote:

 

Collaborative Digitization Interest Group meeting at ALA Mid-winter

Join us for the Collaborative Digitization Interest Group meeting at ALA Mid-winter! We are meeting on Saturday, January 31, 2015, 4:30-5:30 p.m. in McCormick Place W175a. Come hear these presentations about interesting projects by digital collaboratives around the country:

1.     Current Recommendations from MWDL Geospatial Discovery Task Force
Liz Woolcott, Digital Discovery Librarian, Utah State University
Jeremy Myntti, Head, Cataloging and Metadata Services, University of Utah
Sandra McIntyre, Director, Mountain West Digital Library

The Mountain West Digital Library’s Geospatial Discovery Task Force convened in 2013 to develop common practices for all MWDL partners in geospatial discovery for digital collections. Thirty-nine contributors from around the country investigated a variety of geospatial controlled vocabularies, compared current metadata practices, and evaluated geospatial tools and interfaces. Sandra, Jeremy, and Liz will share the next steps and recommended best practices for recording geospatial information in the digital library environment.

2.     Getting It Right on Rights
Amy Rudersdorf, Assistant Content Director, Digital Public Library of America

Amy will provide a quick update on the Digital Public Library of America’s “Getting It Right on Rights” project. This is a Knight Foundation-funded initiative to develop human friendly and machine actionable rights, licensing, and public domain statements that can be used by cultural heritage organizations to better communicate the status of the materials in their digital collections and open up the possibilities for appropriate sharing of this rich content.

3.     Teaching Digital Collection Building Skills
Amy Rudersdorf, Assistant Content Director, Digital Public Library of America
Anna Fahey-Flynn, Collaborative Services Manager, Boston Public Library
Sandra McIntyre, Director, Mountain West Digital Library

The Digital Public Library of America’s Public Library Partnerships Project, funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, works with four state and regional digital libraries to provide digital skills training for public librarians and connect them sustainably with state and regional resources for digitizing, describing, and exhibiting their cultural heritage content.  In this brief presentation, Amy, Anna, and Sandra will give an overview of this project and its progress. They will describe the collaborative curriculum development and implementation process and share lessons learned so far. For additional information, contact Franky Abbott, PLPP Project Manager, ACLS Public Fellow, at franky@dp.la.

4.     Empire State Digital Network
Kerri Willette, ESDN Manager

Empire State Digital Network was announced as a Digital Public Library of America service hub in October 2013. Since then, ESDN staff has been laying the groundwork to aggregate content from seven New York state and regional digital collection projects. Our first scheduled contribution to DPLA is slated for early 2015. ESDN will begin accepting contributions from additional state partners in Spring 2015. 

Please share this information with other colleagues. We hope to see you there!

Collaborative Digitization Interest Group
Sat., Jan. 31, 2015, 4:30-5:30 p.m.
McCormick Place W175a
http://alamw15.ala.org/node/26076 

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File Update on DPLA's "Getting It Right on Rights" Project

by Sandra McIntyre on Sat, Feb 7, 2015 at 04:16 pm

PDF File, 2.12 MB

File Public Library Partnerships Project Update

by Sandra McIntyre on Sat, Feb 7, 2015 at 04:10 pm

PDF File, 3.76 MB

File Empire_State_Digital_Network_Update

by Sandra McIntyre on Thu, Feb 5, 2015 at 02:48 pm

PDF File, 499.69 KB

File Geospatial_Discovery_TF_presn

by Sandra McIntyre on Thu, Feb 5, 2015 at 01:27 pm

PPTX File, 4.77 MB

Event Collaborative Digitization Interest Group meeting at ALA Mid-winter

by Sandra McIntyre on Thu, Jan 29, 2015 at 06:08 pm

 

Collaborative Digitization Interest Group meeting at ALA Mid-winter

Join us for the Collaborative Digitization Interest Group meeting at ALA Mid-winter! We are meeting on Saturday, January 31, 2015, 4:30-5:30 p.m. in McCormick Place W175a. Come hear these presentations about interesting projects by digital collaboratives around the country:

 

Collaborative Digitization Interest Group meeting at ALA Mid-winter

Join us for the Collaborative Digitization Interest Group meeting at ALA Mid-winter! We are meeting on Saturday, January 31, 2015, 4:30-5:30 p.m. in McCormick Place W175a. Come hear these presentations about interesting projects by digital collaboratives around the country:

  1. Current Recommendations from MWDL Geospatial Discovery Task Force
    Liz Woolcott, Digital Discovery Librarian, Utah State University
    Jeremy Myntti, Head, Cataloging and Metadata Services, University of Utah
    Sandra McIntyre, Director, Mountain West Digital Library

    The Mountain West Digital Library’s Geospatial Discovery Task Force convened in 2013 to develop common practices for all MWDL partners in geospatial discovery for digital collections. Thirty-nine contributors from around the country investigated a variety of geospatial controlled vocabularies, compared current metadata practices, and evaluated geospatial tools and interfaces. Sandra, Jeremy, and Liz will share the next steps and recommended best practices for recording geospatial information in the digital library environment.
  2. Getting It Right on Rights
    Amy Rudersdorf, Assistant Content Director, Digital Public Library of America
    Amy will provide a quick update on the Digital Public Library of America’s “Getting It Right on Rights” project. This is a Knight Foundation-funded initiative to develop human friendly and machine actionable rights, licensing, and public domain statements that can be used by cultural heritage organizations to better communicate the status of the materials in their digital collections and open up the possibilities for appropriate sharing of this rich content.
  3. Teaching Digital Collection Building Skills
    Amy Rudersdorf, Assistant Content Director, Digital Public Library of America
    Anna Fahey-Flynn, Collaborative Services Manager, Boston Public Library
    Sandra McIntyre, Director, Mountain West Digital Library
    The Digital Public Library of America’s Public Library Partnerships Project, funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, works with four state and regional digital libraries to provide digital skills training for public librarians and connect them sustainably with state and regional resources for digitizing, describing, and exhibiting their cultural heritage content.  In this brief presentation, Amy, Anna, and Sandra will give an overview of this project and its progress. They will describe the collaborative curriculum development and implementation process and share lessons learned so far. For additional information, contact Franky Abbott, PLPP Project Manager, ACLS Public Fellow, at franky@dp.la.
  4. Empire State Digital Network
    Kerri Willette, ESDN Manager
    Empire State Digital Network was announced as a Digital Public Library of America service hub in October 2013. Since then, ESDN staff has been laying the groundwork to aggregate content from seven New York state and regional digital collection projects. Our first scheduled contribution to DPLA is slated for early 2015. ESDN will begin accepting contributions from additional state partners in Spring 2015. 

Please share this information with other colleagues. We hope to see you there!

Collaborative Digitization Interest Group
Sat., Jan. 31, 2015, 4:30-5:30 p.m.
McCormick Place W175a
http://alamw15.ala.org/node/26076

 

Contact information:

Sandra McIntyre
Director, Mountain West Digital Library 
sandra.mcintyre@utah.edu

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Event Collaborative Digitization Interest Group Meeting

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Mon, Jan 26, 2015 at 02:56 pm

Join us for conversations about new and ongoing issues and opportunities related to collaborative digitization initiatives across a diverse array of consortia, libraries, archives, museums, and cultural heritage institutions. This meeting is open to all and will feature a main presentation and brief project updates from additional attendees.

More information about this conference session

Discussion Change in ALA listserve address

by Sandra McIntyre on Thu, Jan 8, 2015 at 04:26 pm

Hi everyone,

The Collaborative Digitization Interest Group's listserve, along with other ALA-hosted listserves, has a slightly new address as of the first of the year. Please send your messages now to ascla-igcd@lists.ala.org (instead of the former ascla-igcd@ala.org).

We have about 200 subscribers now on the listserve. If you want to invite other colleagues to join, please forward these subscription instructions:  

Hi everyone,

The Collaborative Digitization Interest Group's listserve, along with other ALA-hosted listserves, has a slightly new address as of the first of the year. Please send your messages now to ascla-igcd@lists.ala.org (instead of the former ascla-igcd@ala.org).

We have about 200 subscribers now on the listserve. If you want to invite other colleagues to join, please forward these subscription instructions:  

     To subscribe, send an email message to sympa@ala.org with the following subject:

     subscribe ascla-igcd firstname lastname 

     Replace firstname and lastname above with your first and last names.
     Do not put anything in the body of the message. 

We have a great line-up of presentations and updates for our meeting at ALA MidWinter on Saturday, January 31.  I will be sending out information tomorrow, so stay tuned!

Sandra

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Sandra McIntyre  |  Director, Mountain West Digital Library
sandra.mcintyre@utah.edu  |  +1-801-585-0969  |  http://mwdl.org

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Discussion New listserve for Collaborative Digitization Interest Group -- please subscribe!

by Sandra McIntyre on Thu, Jul 10, 2014 at 04:23 pm

Hi everyone,

Please note that the Collaborative Digitization Interest Group now has a new listserve. Many thanks to Laurie Gemmill Arp and LYRASIS for hosting our listserve on the LYRASIS server for the last few years!  ASCLA has asked that we move our discussions over to the ALA-hosted listserve at ascla-igcd@ala.org.   To continue to receive group messages, please subscribe to this new listserve.  

Hi everyone,

Please note that the Collaborative Digitization Interest Group now has a new listserve. Many thanks to Laurie Gemmill Arp and LYRASIS for hosting our listserve on the LYRASIS server for the last few years!  ASCLA has asked that we move our discussions over to the ALA-hosted listserve at ascla-igcd@ala.org.   To continue to receive group messages, please subscribe to this new listserve.  

To subscribe, send an email message to sympa@ala.org with the following subject:

subscribe ascla-igcd firstname lastname 

Replace firstname and lastname above with your first and last names. Do not put anything in the body of the message. 

Our group's discussions and news announcements will continue on the new listserve.  See you there!

Sandra

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Sandra McIntyre  |  Director, Mountain West Digital Library
sandra.mcintyre@utah.edu  |  +1-801-585-0969  |  http://mwdl.org

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Event Collaborative Digitization meeting and presentations at 2014 ALA Annual

by Laurie Arp on Thu, May 15, 2014 at 11:47 am

Please join the ASCLA/ICAN Collaborative Digitization Interest Group for our session at ALA Annual in Las Vegas.

We will meet Saturday, June 28, 4:30-5:30 PM at CAP-Octavius 14

 The meeting will feature the following:

 Crowdsourcing, Family History, and Long Tails for Libraries

Please join the ASCLA/ICAN Collaborative Digitization Interest Group for our session at ALA Annual in Las Vegas.

We will meet Saturday, June 28, 4:30-5:30 PM at CAP-Octavius 14

 The meeting will feature the following:

 Crowdsourcing, Family History, and Long Tails for Libraries

In all of its many flavors, crowdsourcing works.  It works for cultural heritage organizations too.  During this presentation we look at various aspects of crowdsourced OCR text correction, commenting, and tagging for digitized historical newspapers at the National Library of Australia’s Trove,  the California Digital Newspaper Collection (CDNC), and at the Cambridge Public Library in Cambridge Massachusetts as well as the astounding number of historical birth, death, marriage, census, and other records transcribed by “crowd” volunteers at Family Search. Some aspects include: demographics, experiences, motivation, quality, preferred data, economics and marketing.  You will see that crowd sourcing is not only feasible but also practical and desirable.  You will wonder why your own cultural heritage organization hasn't begun its own crowdsourcing project!

Speaker:  Frederick Zarndt has worked with historic and contemporary newspaper, journal, magazine, book, and records digitisation since computer speeds, software, technology, storage, and costs first made it practical.   Frederick is current secretary and former chair of the IFLA Newspapers Section.  He’s the administrative chair of the ALTO XML Editorial Board and a member of the METS Editorial Board. Frederick has 25+ years of experience in software development and is a member of ACM and IEEE and a Certified Software Development Professional (CSDP).  

Crowdsourced Manuscript Transcription

This talk will be a "how-to" for libraries exploring options for crowdsourced manuscript transcription projects.  We'll discuss the differences between OCR correction and manuscript transcription, locating and motivating volunteers, and selection factors for transcription tools.

Speaker:  Ben Brumfield is an independent software developer in Austin, Texas. In 2005, he began developing one of the first web-based manuscript transcription systems.  Released as the open-source tool FromThePage, it has since been used by libraries, museums, and universities to transcribe literary drafts, military diaries, herpetology field notes, and punk rock fanzines.  Ben has been covering crowdsourced transcription technologies on his blog since 2007.

New Chair: Following the presentations and discussion, the Interest Group will elect a new chair. Interested parties may contact the current chair, Laurie Gemmill Arp, at laurie.arp@lyrasis.org by Friday, June 20, 2014.

 

Can't wait to see you all in Las Vegas!

Laurie Gemmill Arp

LYRASIS Assistant Director for Digital and Preservation Services

laurie.arp@lyrasis.org

 

 

 

 

 

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