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Digitization: Brave New World, Brave Old World
Paul R. Burley,  Northwestern University Transportation Library
January 21, 2010

Slide 2 : Digitization: brave new world, brave old world

     Paul R. Burley, Technical Services Librarian,  Northwestern University Transportation Library

Slide 3 : Transportation Libraries and Digitization

•  Define "digitization"
•  CARLI project: lessons learned
•  OAIS
•  Discussion questions

Slide 4 : "Digitization"

•  Digitization process
•  Workflow
•  Metadata
•  Storage
•  Economics of digitization
•  Collections building
•  Digital library building
•  Copyright, copyright, copyright
•  Access: portals, permissions
•  Visualization
•  Digital preservation
•  Metrics: collection size, usage

Slide 5 : Digitization Defined

"To convert […] into a sequence of digits, generally for use in a digital computer, etc.; to represent in digital form"—Oxford English Dictionary.

Slide 6 : CARLI

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Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois

Slide 7 : CARLI Application


CONSORTIUM OF ACADEMIC & RESEARCH  LIBRARIES IN ILLINOIS

                    BOOK DIGITIZA ON PROJECT PROPOSAL COVER SHEET

                                                      FY 2009

PROJECT NAME:  Reports and items authored by the Chicago Transit Authority and the Illinois
Regional Transportation Authority

________________________________________________________________________

CARLI MEMBER INSTITUTION:  Transportation Library,   University Library,   Northwestern University

_____________________________________________________________________

PROPOSAL INFORMATION:

Contact Person: ___________________________________

Address:

___________________________________________________

City: ____________________________ State: _________  ZIP: __________

Phone: _________________________ Fax: _________________

 


Slide 8 : CARLI Digitalization: Lessons Learned

CalDigitial

Cheng and Tsui, 2005

Slide 9 : Reference Model for an Open Archival Information System (OAIS)

"[P]rovides the concepts needed by non-archival organizations to be effective participants in the preservation process"--

Reference Model for an Open Archival Information System (OAIS). CCSDS 650.0-B-1, Blue Book, January 2002.

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     OAIS: Administration Model

Slide 11 : Digitization Projects: Selected Pros and Cons

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    Copyright

Slide 12 :  Digitization Projects: Selected Pros and Cons

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   Collections building

Slide 13 : Digitization Projects: Selected Pros and Cons

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   Costs

Slide 14 : Digitization Projects: Selected Pros and Cons

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   Internationalization

Slide 15 : Digitization Projects: Selected Pros and Cons

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   Costs

Slide 16 : Digitization Projects: Selected Pros and Cons

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   Complex formats 

Slide 17 : Discussion questions

  • Are there are print materials used in common by all transportation libraries for which is would make sense to cooperate on the national level on a digitization project, similar to what NUTL did at the state level in Illinois?

  • Would a similar project best be channeled through existing, disparate repositories?

  • Are there lessons learned from ongoing digitization that we might bring together among
    all transportation libraries?

  • Broad/shallow vs. narrow/deep