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Requirements And Characteristics Of A Preservation Quality Information Management System, Gabrielle Michalek Oct 2010

Requirements And Characteristics Of A Preservation Quality Information Management System, Gabrielle Michalek

Gabrielle Michalek

This paper focuses on the requirements of an information management system that is designed to ensure the long term preservation of the information managed and delivered by that system. It is not an all inclusive list or description, but rather, an overview of the approaches and methodologies that have been used by the Carnegie Mellon University Libraries as we have built, developed, and now, acquired, information management systems that have the onerous task of supporting collections we have promised to keep in perpetuity.


Pittsburgh Jewish Newspapers Project: Digitizing Archival Newspapers For Full-Text Indexing, Gabrielle Michalek, Jennie Benford Oct 2009

Pittsburgh Jewish Newspapers Project: Digitizing Archival Newspapers For Full-Text Indexing, Gabrielle Michalek, Jennie Benford

Gabrielle Michalek

The Carnegie Mellon University Libraries was asked by the library director of a local synagogue to digitize a singular collection of three historic Jewish newspapers, all of which were published in Pittsburgh. These three newspapers, the runs of which span the 19th to the 21st century, posed unique digitization challenges, both as unwieldy, fragile physical objects and as unindexed, dense analog datasets. Using a combination of revamped workflows and repurposed equipment, the Carnegie Mellon Library staff rose to the challenge, creating a full text searchable set of 160,000 digital surrogates for under $100,000. As of 2009, fundraising to ...


The Qatar Heritage Rare Book Project: Digitization And Online Publication Of Treasures From The Arabian Gulf, Gabrielle Michalek Dec 2005

The Qatar Heritage Rare Book Project: Digitization And Online Publication Of Treasures From The Arabian Gulf, Gabrielle Michalek

Gabrielle Michalek

Abstract -- In October, 2006 the Qatar Foundation in collaboration with Carnegie Mellon University began a Pilot project to digitize the Qatar Heritage Book Collection and make the collection available to the world. The Pilot project will make available online 300 rare materials and 5000 books from the general collection from the Heritage Library by May, 2007. This paper will describe how the project will address the practical problems surrounding intellectual control of the collection, digitization workflow, OCR and management of the Arabic character set, and the configuration of the information management system for world-wide access to the digital library.


The Heinz Electronic Library Interactive On-Line System (Helios): An Update, Gabrielle Michalek Dec 1997

The Heinz Electronic Library Interactive On-Line System (Helios): An Update, Gabrielle Michalek

Gabrielle Michalek

In February 1994 Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) Libraries embarked on an ambitious project to convert approximately one million pages of the congressional papers of Pennsylvania Senator John Heinz into digital format. [1] Innovative image-management and text-retrieval software created at CMU provides the ability to search and retrieve these papers. Named in memory of the late Senator, the Heinz Electronic Library Interactive On-line System (HELIOS) currently allows researchers to browse, search, view, and print over 434,000 digital images from the collection. Accessible through the campus network and the Internet, HELIOS dramatically increases depth of indexing and quality of retrieval beyond ...


The Heinz Electronic Library Interactive On-Line System (Helios): Building A Digital Archive Using Imaging, Ocr, And Natural Language Processing Technologies, Gabrielle Michalek Dec 1994

The Heinz Electronic Library Interactive On-Line System (Helios): Building A Digital Archive Using Imaging, Ocr, And Natural Language Processing Technologies, Gabrielle Michalek

Gabrielle Michalek

In February 1994, Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) embarked on an ambitious project to convert one million pages of the congressional papers of Senator John Heinz (R-PA) into digital format and to provide access to these papers through innovative information retrieval software developed at CMU. Named in memory of the late Senator, the Heinz Electronic Library Interactive Online System (HELIOS) supports full-page digital images and it utilizes natural language processing (NLP) technology to search large quantities of unstructured text. HELIOS will allow researchers to access the Heinz papers through the campus network as well as through the Internet. Over one million ...


The Heinz Electronic Library Interactive On-Line System: A Multi-Disciplinary Approach, Gabrielle Michalek Dec 1993

The Heinz Electronic Library Interactive On-Line System: A Multi-Disciplinary Approach, Gabrielle Michalek

Gabrielle Michalek

ThiS year Carnegie Mellon University began work to develop a fully electronic historical archive of the papers of the late Senator H. John Heinz III. The project is named HEllOS, the Heinz Electronic-Library Interactive On-line System, in honor of the late Senator. Carnegie Mellon received over one million dollars from the Heinz Family Foundation, Heinz Company Foundation and Heinz Endowments in support of the HEllOS project. The grant supports the establishment of the H. John Heinz III Archives where the Congressional papers of the late Sena tor are being preserved and digitized to make them electronically accessible to students, faculty ...