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Pitfalls And Pratfalls: The Waa Collection At The Milwaukee Public Library, Rose Fortier Oct 2009

Pitfalls And Pratfalls: The Waa Collection At The Milwaukee Public Library, Rose Fortier

Rose Fortier

An overview of the Milwaukee Public Library's attempt to digitize building plans and architectural drawings in the Wisconsin Architectural Archives. Details the technical details of digitizing an unusual format. Also describes the legal and policy pitfalls that prevented the final collection from being realized beyond the planning stages.


A Collaborative Workflow For Digitization Of Unique Materials, Gretchen Gueguen, Ann Hanlon Sep 2009

A Collaborative Workflow For Digitization Of Unique Materials, Gretchen Gueguen, Ann Hanlon

Library Faculty Research and Publications

This paper examines the experience of one institution, the University of Maryland Libraries, as it made organizational efforts to harness existing workflows and to capture digitization done in the course of responding to patron requests. By examining the way this organization adjusted its existing workflows to put in place more systematic methods for digital capture of unique collections, the authors hope to provide insight into the benefits and pitfalls of one model for scaling up digitization.


The Ivory Tower Opens Up: Documenting Controversy, Amy Schindler Aug 2009

The Ivory Tower Opens Up: Documenting Controversy, Amy Schindler

Criss Library Faculty Proceedings & Presentations

Session Abstract: A panel of trained archivists will discuss the use of the spectrum of Web 2.0 tools and innovation as how it creates mechanisms to promote the access and use of archival and rare materials. They will talk about their own innovations in their repositories, and some of the successful projects and tools being used today, as well as discussing the potential for creative collaboration between historians and archivists in academe using Web 2.0 tools and resources.


Corralling Digital Collections From Across The Region: A Survey Of Digital Collections In The Pacific Northwest, Erin Passehl, Rick Stoddart, Amy Vecchione Jul 2009

Corralling Digital Collections From Across The Region: A Survey Of Digital Collections In The Pacific Northwest, Erin Passehl, Rick Stoddart, Amy Vecchione

Erin Passehl Stoddart

Digital collections exist at all types of institutions throughout the Northwest. Wrangling these online resources all into one place is quite a challenge. This poster will raise awareness and highlight digital collections both big and small throughout the region. The range of collections spans from historical documents detailing local histories to the digital repositories of official government business to photographs and to objects documenting Northwest culture (music, art, and environment). Librarians and teachers will learn what collections are freely available to the public, relevant to the reference desk and classroom, and meaningful to patrons and students. Libraries, archives, and special …


Collaboration And Motivation For Digital Success: The Western Writers Series Digital Editions @ Boise State University, Erin Passehl, Rick Stoddart Jul 2009

Collaboration And Motivation For Digital Success: The Western Writers Series Digital Editions @ Boise State University, Erin Passehl, Rick Stoddart

Erin Passehl Stoddart

Recently the Boise State University English Department and Albertsons Library collaborated on digitizing a collection of out-of-print editions of the Western Writers Series. Boise State publishes the Western Writers Series which consists of 50-60 page booklets of authoritative introductions to writers and classic texts that relate to literature of the American West. This poster will showcase the collaboration and motivation that went into the Western Writers Series Digital Editions. The motivation behind each stakeholder’s participation in this project will be outlined. The collaboration tactics used when working with librarians, catalogers, archivists, academic units and the community at large will also …


Unlv Special Collections In The Twenty-First Century, Tom D. Sommer Jan 2009

Unlv Special Collections In The Twenty-First Century, Tom D. Sommer

Library Faculty Presentations

University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV) Special Collections is consistently striving to provide several avenues of discovery to its diverse range of patrons. Specifically, UNLV Special Collections has planned and implemented several online tools to facilitate unearthing treasures in the collections. These online tools incorporate Web 2.0 features as well as searchable interfaces to collections.


Library Annual Report Jan 2009

Library Annual Report

Library Annual Reports

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Mapping The Desegregation Of Education In Virginia: Where Are The Records?, Sonia Yaco, Tonia Graves Jan 2009

Mapping The Desegregation Of Education In Virginia: Where Are The Records?, Sonia Yaco, Tonia Graves

Libraries Faculty & Staff Publications

A century from now, will desegregation in Virginia be a forgotten story? If we don’t do a better job of saving our records, it could be. Currently, few records of school desegregation in Virginia are publicly available. While many priceless records of the “massive resistance” to the desegregation of Virginia education reside in the special collections of Virginia’s colleges, universities, and historical societies, the whereabouts of most of Virginia’s crucial records of desegregation are unknown. In 2008, Old Dominion University Libraries formed a statewide organization, Desegregation of Virginia Education (DOVE), to identify, locate, and preserve records that document Virginia’s school …


Corralling Digital Collections From Across The Region: A Survey Of Digital Collections In The Pacific Northwest, Amy Vecchione, Erin Passehl, R A. Stoddart Dec 2008

Corralling Digital Collections From Across The Region: A Survey Of Digital Collections In The Pacific Northwest, Amy Vecchione, Erin Passehl, R A. Stoddart

Rick A Stoddart

Digital collections exist at all types of institutions throughout the Northwest. Wrangling these online resources all into one place is quite a challenge. This poster will raise awareness of and highlight digital collections both big and small throughout the region. The range of collections spans from historical documents detailing local histories to the digital repositories of official government business to photographs and objects documenting Northwest culture (music, art, environment). Librarians and teachers will learn what collections are freely available to the public, relavant to the reference desk and classroom, and meaninful to patrons and students. Libraries, archives, and special collections …


Collaboration & Motivation For Digital Success: The Western Writers Series Digital Editions @ Boise State University, Erin Passehl, R A. Stoddart Dec 2008

Collaboration & Motivation For Digital Success: The Western Writers Series Digital Editions @ Boise State University, Erin Passehl, R A. Stoddart

Rick A Stoddart

Recently the Boise State University English Department and Albertsons Library collaborated on digitizing a collection of out-of-print editions of the Western Writers Series. Boise State publishes the Western Writers Series which consists of 50-60 page booklets of authoritative introductions to writers and classic texts that relate to literature of the American West. This poster will showcase the collaboration and motivation that went into the Western Writers Series Digital Editions. The motivation behind each stakeholders particpation in this project will be outlined. The collaboration tactics used when working with librarians, catalogers, archivists, academic units and the community at large will also …