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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.

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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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Discussion Collaborative Digitizaton meeting and presentations at 2013 ALA Annual Conference

by Rhonda Marker on Wed, May 29, 2013 at 09:05 am

The ASCLA/ICAN Collaborative Digitization Interest Group will meet on Saturday, 29 June, 4:30-5:30 PM at MCP – S505a. The meeting will feature three presentations that spotlight collaborative digitization ventures at regional and national levels.

 

The ASCLA/ICAN Collaborative Digitization Interest Group will meet on Saturday, 29 June, 4:30-5:30 PM at MCP – S505a. The meeting will feature three presentations that spotlight collaborative digitization ventures at regional and national levels.

 

TRAIL: Technical Report Archive and Image Library (Mel DeSart, University of Washington): TRAIL was started in 2006 as a digitization project of the Greater Western Alliance, after engineering librarians lamented the poor access to technical report literature. Now a grassroots project run by (primarily) engineering and government documents across the country, TRAIL has digitized well over 40,000 technical reports – and it is still growing.

 

DALNET: Making Collaborative Digitization Projects Possible (Steven K. Bowers and Cathy Wolford, Detroit Area Library Network): DALNET is a consortium of multi-type libraries that supports various member institution digitization projects through collaboration and shared resources. This presentation will highlight specific examples of financial, technological, and collaborative networking resources, as well as a view of a non-traditional digitization project.

 

DPLA: Service Hubs and Content Hubs (Emily Gore, Digital Public Library of America): This presentation will feature the latest update on DPLA and explain how Service Hubs and Content Hubs are working, including the metadata clean-up going on within the Service Hubs. Find out how you can participate in DPLA.

 

Following the presentations and discussion, the Interest Group will elect a new chair. Interested parties may contact the current chair, Rhonda Marker, at rmarker@rci.rutgers.edu by Friday, 21 June 2013.

 

We can’t wait to see you all in Chicago!

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Event Collaborative Digitization Interest Group

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Wed, Jan 9, 2013 at 12:16 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 attendees.

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Discussion ASCLA-ICAN Collaborative Digitization Interest Group at ALA Annual

by Jason Kucsma on Tue, Oct 30, 2012 at 04:02 pm

Saturday, June 23, 2012 | 4:00-5:30 in HYATT-Harbor Room

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 (see below) and brief project updates from attendees.

Saturday, June 23, 2012 | 4:00-5:30 in HYATT-Harbor Room

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 (see below) and brief project updates from attendees.

At this meeting, Emily Gore, Associate Dean of Libraries for Digital Scholarship & Technology Services at Florida State University, will talk about the Digital Public Library of America and the points of entry for institutions holding digitized cultural heritage resources. 

As always, this meeting will have time for project updates from attendees. Please let me know (jkucsma@metro.org) if you have something you'd like to share with the group. We are also looking for a new chair for this esteemed group. Please contact me if you are interested in coordinating this group in 2013. 

 

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Event Collaborative Digitization Interest Group

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Tue, Oct 30, 2012 at 04:02 pm

Join us for an opportunity to discuss issues of common concern for anyone involved in digitization projects. This discussion group is open to everyone from experienced project managers to those new to digitization initiatives. Each meeting includes guest speakers and opportunities for project updates from discussion group attendees. Final program details in Connect Community at: http://connect.ala.org/node/151439

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Discussion Information needed for Interface by December 15, 2011

by Susan Hornung-IL (staff) on Tue, Oct 30, 2012 at 04:02 pm

Hello Everyone,

Interface, ASCLA's e-newsletter, would like to hear from your interest group about any activities, projects, or plans that you are working on.

Please send a paragraph or 2 to Anne Abate: anne@librarydiscountnetwork.com by Dec. 15, 2011. We'll also include the link to your connect group if you provide it so that you can recruit more members!

Thanks!

Best Wishes,

 

Susan 

 

Susan Hornung

Executive Director, ASCLA/RUSA

Hello Everyone,

Interface, ASCLA's e-newsletter, would like to hear from your interest group about any activities, projects, or plans that you are working on.

Please send a paragraph or 2 to Anne Abate: anne@librarydiscountnetwork.com by Dec. 15, 2011. We'll also include the link to your connect group if you provide it so that you can recruit more members!

Thanks!

Best Wishes,

 

Susan 

 

Susan Hornung

Executive Director, ASCLA/RUSA

American Library Association

50 East Huron

Chicago, IL 60611

Phone: (800) 545-2433 x4395

Direct:  (312) 280-4395

Fax: (312) 280-5273

Email: shornung@ala.org 

ALA: www.ala.org

ASCLA: www.ala.org/ascla

RUSA: www.ala.org/rusa

 

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