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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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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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Event Midwinter Meeting Topic: "Validating Quality in Large-Scale Digitization"

by Jason Kucsma on Tue, Oct 30, 2012 at 04:02 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 (see below) and brief project updates from attendees.

Please contact Jason Kucsma (jkucsma@metro.org) if you would like to be added to the project update agenda or if you would like to volunteer to chair this group for the upcoming year.

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.

Please contact Jason Kucsma (jkucsma@metro.org) if you would like to be added to the project update agenda or if you would like to volunteer to chair this group for the upcoming year.

Validating Quality in Large-Scale Digitization

Jackie Bronicki, MLIS | University of Michigan

The large‐scale digitization of books and serials is generating extraordinary collections of intellectual content that are transforming teaching and scholarship at all levels of the educational enterprise. Significant questions have been raised, however, regarding the quality and fitness for use of digital surrogates produced by third‐party vendors. For digital repositories and their communities of users to trust that deposited objects have the capacity to meet the uses envisioned for them, repositories must validate the quality and fitness for use of the objects they preserve. The presentation showcases the initial findings from a review of a statistically valid sample of digitized volumes that reside in the HathiTrust Digital Library and are in the public domain.  The presentation summarizes the investigative methods, presents data on the distribution of perceived error in the sampled volumes, and presents preliminary findings on the correlation of these errors with some of the most important bibliographic and physical characteristics of the source books. The presentation concludes with speculation on what the findings suggest for the use of digitized volumes for preservation, access, and use. The research is supported by generous grants from the Institute of Museum and Library Services and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The project is a collaboration between the University of Michigan’s School of Information, the libraries of the universities of Michigan and Minnesota, and HathiTrust. The project is at mid-point in its two year investigation of image quality and the impact of large scale digitization on use and usability.

About Jackie Bronicki

Jackie Bronicki is the project coordinating librarian for a grant, funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, focusing on validating quality in large-scale digitization.  Jackie is based out of Technical Services at the University of Michigan Library and works under the direct guidance of the Professor Paul Conway, Principal Investigator for the grant, from the School of Information at University of Michigan.  She manages many aspects of the day to day operations of the research project with a focus on data collection to determine frequency and severity of error in digitization. She graduated from Rice University in 1997 with a Bachelor of Arts in Human Physiology, with an area interest in Biology and Biochemistry.  In 2005, she completed her MLIS at Wayne State University with a specialization in medical librarianship.  Before joining the project team at University of Michigan, she was a project coordinator for a large international dialysis study focused on collecting both qualitative and quantitative data from over 400 facilities in 13 countries.

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Discussion Examples sought: academic and public library sharing facilities, collections and services

by Julianna Kloeppel (staff) on Tue, Oct 30, 2012 at 04:02 pm

Hello,

A caller to PLA asked if we had a list of libraries which share facilities, collections and services or any combination of those elements.

As the PLA phone answerer, I feel like this question comes up every so often and I was hoping that we could build a list or find a list to refer members and the public to.

Does anyone know of examples of these kinds of partnerships?

 

 

Hello,

A caller to PLA asked if we had a list of libraries which share facilities, collections and services or any combination of those elements.

As the PLA phone answerer, I feel like this question comes up every so often and I was hoping that we could build a list or find a list to refer members and the public to.

Does anyone know of examples of these kinds of partnerships?

 

 

I often review ALA Library Fact Sheets for this kind of information, but I haven't located specific examples within the fact sheets or on other sites yet. If I find any, I'll start the list!

http://ala.org/ala/professionalresources/libfactsheets/index.cfm

*update* I just found your division's tool! http://cs.ala.org/ra/lncc/

 Also, I am going to cross post with PLA in the spirit of helping people find divisional resources.

 

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Event Collaborative Digitization Interest Group

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Sat, Jun 9, 2012 at 01:07 am

Timezone:
US/Pacific (-7)

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.

More information about this conference session

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