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Federal Reserve Bank Of Chicago Circulars: A Case Study Of An Early Career Librarian’S Approach To A Full-Scale Digitization Project, Delaney Mccoy Apr 2024

Federal Reserve Bank Of Chicago Circulars: A Case Study Of An Early Career Librarian’S Approach To A Full-Scale Digitization Project, Delaney Mccoy

Digital Initiatives Symposium

Each Federal Reserve Bank distributes circulars to their member banks which contain information regarding bank supervision and regulation, services, policies, and district relations. The early circulars of a Reserve Bank, those issued after the Federal Reserve Act of 1913 and before the general regulation of the twelve Reserve Banks through the Banking Act of 1935, illuminate the idiosyncratic nature of the policies and procedures of each district.

In the summer of 2023, the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago sent their circulars from the years 1914 to 1979 to the Digital History and Archives team at the Federal Reserve Bank of …


Museum Preparedness In The Digital Age, Mary Jatkowski Jan 2024

Museum Preparedness In The Digital Age, Mary Jatkowski

School of Information Sciences Student Scholarship

In 2001, Neil Beagrie coined the term, “digital curation” at the Digital Preservation Coalition sponsored conference in London. This new term launched a field of study which has since beenadopted by various disciplines within the sciences and humanities. Cultural heritage organizations like libraries and archives adapted the new field, by refining and formalizing standards and practices of digital curation to cater to their diverse cultural and historical collections. LIS graduate programs have embraced the field of study with rigorous curricula like DigCCurr which trains students in the various aspects of curation and preservation, from metadata standards to selection and …


Academic Library Book Digitization And Contemplative Reading, Robin Phillips Dec 2023

Academic Library Book Digitization And Contemplative Reading, Robin Phillips

The Christian Librarian

Since the beginning of this century, academic libraries have been at the forefront of book digitization and access. During this same period, many individuals have made the transition from reading printed materials to reading on screens. This change in reading habits has led to profound shifts in how libraries conceive their mission, how they structure their spaces, how they organize their resources, and where they allocate funds in their budgets. These changes have been reflected in the Library and Information Science literature, which now includes a rich corpus of research on the impact of digitization on librarians and library services. …


Using Metadata To Mitigate The Risks Of Digitizing Archival Photographs Of Violence And Oppression, Claudia A. Mallea Dec 2023

Using Metadata To Mitigate The Risks Of Digitizing Archival Photographs Of Violence And Oppression, Claudia A. Mallea

Journal of Contemporary Archival Studies

Questioning the archival imperative of access, this research article discussed how descriptive metadata can be used to contextualize and problematize digitized archival photographs, which are often inadequately described in the digital environment. Beginning with literature review of atrocity photos and their use and digitization to discuss the risks inherent to disseminating photos of or born from violence. Review continued into the digital environment and the risks inherent to making difficult archival collections accessible online and the conflict between the right to privacy of the individuals represented in archival materials and the archival imperative to provide access.

Expanding on the recommendations …


Making Hay While The Sun Shines: Answering The Urgency In Audiovisual Preservation, Benjamin Harry Sep 2023

Making Hay While The Sun Shines: Answering The Urgency In Audiovisual Preservation, Benjamin Harry

Journal of Western Archives

Many twentieth-century audiovisual formats are becoming obsolete and/or the physical carriers are deteriorating, warranting the need to digitize this content as soon as possible. Balancing efficiency and urgency with digitization and digital storage resources is a challenging endeavor. This article documents the efforts of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections (LTPSC) at Brigham Young University to begin a systematic effort to digitize audiovisual content found in manuscript collections.


Michigan Supreme Court Records And Briefs: New Access To A Historical Resource, Virginia Thomas Apr 2023

Michigan Supreme Court Records And Briefs: New Access To A Historical Resource, Virginia Thomas

Library Scholarly Publications

The author describes a successful 3-year collaboration among publishers, academic law libraries and, of course, the Michigan Supreme Court, that resulted in digitizing Michigan Supreme Court records and briefs from 1850 through 2011 and making these items accessible online.


The Challenges Of The Current And Retrospective Digital Archiving Of Doctoral Dissertations: Toward Integration Of Several University Collections At The University Library “Svetozar Marković” In Belgrade, Tatjana Brzulović Stanisavljević, Dragana N. Stolić Mar 2023

The Challenges Of The Current And Retrospective Digital Archiving Of Doctoral Dissertations: Toward Integration Of Several University Collections At The University Library “Svetozar Marković” In Belgrade, Tatjana Brzulović Stanisavljević, Dragana N. Stolić

The Journal of Electronic Theses and Dissertations

The University library “Svetozar Marković” possesses the most extensive and most valuable collection of doctoral dissertations defended at the University of Belgrade and other universities in Serbia or abroad, but this corpus is not unique. It can be divided into several sub-collections: current doctoral dissertations, which include mandatory archiving since 2012; a collection of doctoral dissertations digitized retrospectively by users’ demand; and, finally, a collection of old Serbian dissertations, which includes those defended by Serbian scientists at foreign universities and defended at the University of Belgrade at the beginning of the 20th century. In this paper, these sub-collections are described, …


Digitization Of Information Resources In University Libraries In Nigeria: Challenges And Way Forward, Peter Olubunmi Olubiyo, Nancy E. Achebe (Prof.), Lydia M. Olubiyo Nov 2022

Digitization Of Information Resources In University Libraries In Nigeria: Challenges And Way Forward, Peter Olubunmi Olubiyo, Nancy E. Achebe (Prof.), Lydia M. Olubiyo

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Libraries, archives, museums, and other memory institutions digitize items to preserve fragile materials and create more access points for patrons. The traditional role of the library as simply a place of storage and preservation of books and other information materials which has changed overwhelmingly since the advent of information and communication technologies (ICTs) Academic libraries are duly bound to acquire, preserve and disseminate information from whatever source, hence there is the need for such sources of information to be kept preserved and made available in a more convenient and accessible format. This calls for digitization which is the process of …


Moving Metadata And Medicine: Migrating A Nursing History Photograph Collection To Digital Commons, Maureen Cech Nov 2022

Moving Metadata And Medicine: Migrating A Nursing History Photograph Collection To Digital Commons, Maureen Cech

Medical Institutional Repositories in Libraries (MIRL)

The Center for Nursing History of Northeastern Pennsylvania (CNH) at Misericordia University documents the history of nursing and the many nursing schools in the Keystone State's Wyoming Valley. In 2015, the Center received a grant to digitize and host its photograph collection to establish a stable digital environment for this regionally significant collection. This presentation will share some challenges, successes, and lessons learned during the migration of over 500 digital objects from ArtStor Public Collections to the Library's institutional repository on Digital Commons.


Mapping South Central Minnesota: An Aerial Photograph Digitization Project, Heidi J. Southworth Nov 2022

Mapping South Central Minnesota: An Aerial Photograph Digitization Project, Heidi J. Southworth

Library Services Publications

In 2021, a team consisting of Evan Rusch (Government Documents/Reference and Instruction Librarian), Nicole Smith (Maps Technician), Heidi Southworth (Digital Initiatives Librarian), and student workers Britney Hartmann, Samuel Lemma, Jasmyne Fisher began digitization of 27,441 unique aerial photographs. These aerial photographs are from the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) District 7 covering south central Minnesota from 1957-2006. They are housed in the Dr. Mary T. Dooley Map Library at Minnesota State University, Mankato. These photographs are heavily utilized by students and faculty in our geography and engineering departments and by other researchers who visit our campus. Through digitization, we have …


Sustaining Indigenous Knowledge Through The Digitization Of Information On Herbal Medicine In Medical Libraries In Nigeria: Problems And Prospects., Emmanuel Chukwudi Ihekwoaba, Roseline Ngozi Okwor, Caroline Uchenna Nnadi, Uzoamaka Uzuoma Jidere, Ify Evangel Obim Aug 2022

Sustaining Indigenous Knowledge Through The Digitization Of Information On Herbal Medicine In Medical Libraries In Nigeria: Problems And Prospects., Emmanuel Chukwudi Ihekwoaba, Roseline Ngozi Okwor, Caroline Uchenna Nnadi, Uzoamaka Uzuoma Jidere, Ify Evangel Obim

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This study examined the concept of herbal medicine and the need for supporting Indigenous knowledge through the digitalization of information on the accumulation and transmission of herbal healing practices from generation to generation. It examined the relevance of digitizing herbal medicine information in order to sustain and conserve this unique information. The digitalization of library health information also raises readers' attention. In addition, the organization is responsible for permanent storage and documentation of information resources, in particular health information. This research examined the strategic importance of medical libraries. It described how medical libraries could be crucial in digitizing indigenous herbal …


Fadgi On A Budget: Improving Digital Images For Library Staff And Faculty, Matthew J. Martin May 2022

Fadgi On A Budget: Improving Digital Images For Library Staff And Faculty, Matthew J. Martin

Provenance, Journal of the Society of Georgia Archivists

This case study describes the photography equipment and setup of San Francisco State University’s Digital Scholarship Center, and the testing and manipulation of these elements to reach the 4-star tier of the Federal Agencies Digital Guidelines Initiative (FADGI) technical guidelines. It describes how, with a few tools like a color target and image analysis software, cultural heritage digitization units with limited photography skills can markedly increase the quality of their digital images with experimentation, creativity, and the photography equipment they already have.


Assessing Our Digital Asset Management System (Contentdm) From The Undergraduate Patron Perspective, Lindsey Memory, Abby Beazer, Rebecca A. Wiederhold, Brent Ellingson May 2022

Assessing Our Digital Asset Management System (Contentdm) From The Undergraduate Patron Perspective, Lindsey Memory, Abby Beazer, Rebecca A. Wiederhold, Brent Ellingson

Faculty Publications

COVID underscored the desire of the student population to access library and special collections materials online. After two decades of hosting BYU’s digitized content in the digital asset management system CONTENTdm, we decided in summer 2021 to evaluate its interface for ease of use and reliability. We wanted to determine how our system was performing for an undergraduate population specifically, and to understand the typical undergraduate students’ experience searching for and accessing digitized materials. Our study involved the use of Gen-Z student researchers, who observed undergraduate patrons via a Zoom screenshare. These patrons performed a variety of user tasks and …


Digitizing And Cataloging A Corporate Annual Reports Collection: A Canadian Perspective, Alie Visser, Elizabeth Marshall, Joyce Cheung May 2022

Digitizing And Cataloging A Corporate Annual Reports Collection: A Canadian Perspective, Alie Visser, Elizabeth Marshall, Joyce Cheung

Western Libraries Publications

Corporate annual reports provide a snapshot of a company's operations and financial status. Reviewing and comparing years of annual reports can provide a rich history of knowledge on a corporation. Preserving, storing, and digitizing Canadian annual reports has been a mission of the C.B. “Bud” Johnston Library in London, Ontario, Canada. In late 2019 when Western Libraries migrated to a new library services platform, Alma, there was a new opportunity to catalog and provide access to the digitized annual reports collection. This article describes a decade long plan to digitize the print collection by library staff and a subsequent project …


Records Management Of The Msu-Main Campus: Employees Observations, Leilannie Muti Pangcatan Apr 2022

Records Management Of The Msu-Main Campus: Employees Observations, Leilannie Muti Pangcatan

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The study aimed to elicit information on the records management practices of the records officers in handling the records of the Mindanao State University, Main Campus, as observed by selected faculty members and staff. Slovin’s formula was used to identify the 363 participants out of the 3,996 employees of the Campus. Purposive sampling was utilized in this study. Findings of the study revealed that based on the employees’ observations, the records of the Main Campus are managed. However, participants believed that the records officers lack the necessary skills in handling records. Top administration support is of utmost importance to have …


Scaling Up Video Digitization At The University Of Maryland Libraries: A Case Study, Elizabeth M. Caringola, Pamela A. Mcclanahan, Robin C. Pike Jan 2022

Scaling Up Video Digitization At The University Of Maryland Libraries: A Case Study, Elizabeth M. Caringola, Pamela A. Mcclanahan, Robin C. Pike

Provenance, Journal of the Society of Georgia Archivists

In 2015, a team at the University of Maryland Libraries collaborated on a pilot project to digitize 100 VHS tapes from the Liz Lerman Dance Exchange collection and, in doing so, established organizational workflows for video digitization and access. After completing the pilot phase of the project, staff who worked on the project published a case study in this journal that articulated a question echoed throughout that process: “Is this enough?” Enough descriptive metadata? Enough technical metadata? Enough storage space? This article will reflect on the pilot project, detail how the digitization specifications and workflows established during the pilot project …


The Creation Of Primary Sources Digital Collections In An Academic Library, Keren Barner Jan 2022

The Creation Of Primary Sources Digital Collections In An Academic Library, Keren Barner

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This article discusses the creation of primary sources digital collections in an academic library, including implementation, work processes, digitization and providing accessibility of visual materials. These reflect the practical application of the approach developed in The Younes and Soraya Nazarian Library at the University of Haifa regarding the library's position in the field of digital collections. The article denotes the work process model created for these collections, from their reception, through classification, cataloging, scanning and digitization, and to the digital publishing which provides access. Special emphasis is given to practical ways to manage the challenges that arise from handing unique …


A Study Of The Awareness And Utilization Of Digitized Resources In Selected University Libraries Of Karnataka, K N Lakshmipathi, Research Scholar, Centre For Research And Evaluation, Senhilkumar R., Research Supervisor, Bharathiar University & Librarian (Sg) & Head (Research), Dept. Of Lis, Kongunadu Arts And Science College (Autonomous) Dec 2021

A Study Of The Awareness And Utilization Of Digitized Resources In Selected University Libraries Of Karnataka, K N Lakshmipathi, Research Scholar, Centre For Research And Evaluation, Senhilkumar R., Research Supervisor, Bharathiar University & Librarian (Sg) & Head (Research), Dept. Of Lis, Kongunadu Arts And Science College (Autonomous)

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Due to information explosion and overload of information, libraries are unable to procure or subscribe to the enormous published information. Libraries are finding it difficult to supply the most deemed reading materials such as reference, rare, career advancement, scholarly publications, government publications, and research related reading materials. Thus, to overcome this existing problem, now the libraries, especially university libraries are starting to digitize the value added reading materials and have made them available through a digital library, gateways, portals, archives, repositories, and consortium electronic platforms. In this context, the present study evaluates the awareness and utilization of digitized resources by …


Digitizing The Accolades: Documenting Institutional Research Impact With A Video Time-Capsule, Jeanette Aprile Nov 2021

Digitizing The Accolades: Documenting Institutional Research Impact With A Video Time-Capsule, Jeanette Aprile

Medical Institutional Repositories in Libraries (MIRL)

The Health Sciences Library at New York Medical College has made its annual Faculty Author Celebration and Awards event a tradition 27 years-running. Over the last quarter century, the event has evolved with the digital age, finding an archival home in our institution’s digital repository, Touro Scholar, beginning in 2018. While we have used Touro Scholar to publish our annual awards list, depict the event in photos, and of course collect New York Medical College faculty publications - 2020 was the first year that our repository has been used to host the Faculty Author Celebration and Awards event itself. We …


Accessibility For All: Digitization In Museums, Shayna Diamond Nov 2021

Accessibility For All: Digitization In Museums, Shayna Diamond

Museum Studies Theses

The role museums have in society is an ever-changing one. As institutions of knowledge, culture, and humanity, they are subject to the same evolutions as the people they represent, educate, and serve. Thus, as digitization movements have swept the world, efforts to bring museums into the digital age have increased. This paper discusses digitization in the museum context, addresses the digitization of collections and exhibitions, and examines how digitization tools open those resources for public access – in particular for people with disabilities. The aim of this topic is to demonstrate how said digitization can best be utilized for the …


Digitization Of Assamese Literatures: A Descriptive Study Of Internet Archive, Nilakshi Sharma, Prof. S N Singh Sep 2021

Digitization Of Assamese Literatures: A Descriptive Study Of Internet Archive, Nilakshi Sharma, Prof. S N Singh

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Internet Archive is a well-known digital library of Websites, Books, Audio-Video, Softwares and other information media. The Open Library is a project undertaken by the Internet archive to collect books of different subjects of different language from different parts of the world and made it available for user in an open platform. The paper tries to evaluate and analyze the data of Assamese Languages books available in Open Library of Internet Archive. The paper focuses on collection of books according to subject, author, publisher, publication year etc. Total 2753 Assamese Books are archived in Open Library according to its statistics, …


Digitize Your Yearbooks: Creating Digital Access While Considering Student Privacy And Other Legal Issues, April K. Anderson-Zorn, Dallas Long Sep 2021

Digitize Your Yearbooks: Creating Digital Access While Considering Student Privacy And Other Legal Issues, April K. Anderson-Zorn, Dallas Long

Journal of Contemporary Archival Studies

Student yearbooks are distinctive cultural records. For the schools and universities that produced them, yearbooks promoted a shared sense of identity and experience among students and helped create enduring loyalty to the institutions long after the students graduated. For scholars and other users, yearbooks are unique primary sources that provide insight into past eras of local student life and culture. In regards to user engagement and preserving local histories, student yearbooks should be ideal candidates for digitization by libraries and archives. However, yearbooks are challenging digitization projects because they are likely to contain privacy-sensitive photographs and other information as well …


Teaching Them How To Fish: Supporting Digital Collection Building Through Regional Partnerships, Marianne Swierenga, Sharon Carlson, Amy Bocko Jun 2021

Teaching Them How To Fish: Supporting Digital Collection Building Through Regional Partnerships, Marianne Swierenga, Sharon Carlson, Amy Bocko

University Libraries Faculty & Staff Presentations

When asked what the barriers were to digitizing and sharing their unique collections online, many smaller cultural heritage institutions say a lack equipment, systems, and expertise. Our answer to that: mobile digitization lab, training, and digital collections hosting. Western Michigan University Libraries, in partnership with the Gilmore Car Museum and Richland Community Library, has been developing a model that aims to make digitization, metadata creation, and digital collection building possible for smaller-scale regional libraries and cultural heritage institutions. Supported by a LSTA grant though the Library of Michigan, and leveraging digital collection building expertise at WMU, this pilot project will …


Review Of Mary Kandiuk, Editor. Archives And Special Collections As Sites Of Contestation. Sacramento, Ca: Library Juice Press, 2020., Jennifer Gotwals Apr 2021

Review Of Mary Kandiuk, Editor. Archives And Special Collections As Sites Of Contestation. Sacramento, Ca: Library Juice Press, 2020., Jennifer Gotwals

Journal of Contemporary Archival Studies

Archives and Special Collections as Sites of Contestation, an edited volume collecting 17 essays from practitioners across the United States and Canada, contains chapters critically evaluating how Special Collections approach instruction, digital projects, cataloging, knowledge production, and ethics.


Digital Preservation, Accessibility, And Use Of Electronic Theses And Dissertations In University Libraries In Nigeria, Katamba Abubakar Saka, Abu Yusufu, Rose L. Mommoh Mar 2021

Digital Preservation, Accessibility, And Use Of Electronic Theses And Dissertations In University Libraries In Nigeria, Katamba Abubakar Saka, Abu Yusufu, Rose L. Mommoh

The Journal of Electronic Theses and Dissertations

This study examined the concepts and aspects of digitization; digital preservation; digital resources; and access to, use of, and challenges posed by electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs) in university libraries in six geopolitical zones of Nigeria. It adopted a documentary research approach to highlight a critical examination of the various aspects of digitization (to provide electronic information services) as practiced by various university libraries and some library schools in Nigeria. Print theses and dissertations (T/Ds) are digitized by document scanning or direct text input (alphanumeric characters) into computer systems. Digital resources include e-books, e-journals, ETDs, and other forms of documents …


When Peril Responds To Plague: Predatory Journal Engagement With Covid-19, Ryan M. Allen Mar 2021

When Peril Responds To Plague: Predatory Journal Engagement With Covid-19, Ryan M. Allen

Education Faculty Articles and Research

Purpose

The academic community has warned that predatory journals may attempt to capitalize on the confusion caused by the COVID-19 pandemic to further publish low quality academic work, eroding the credibility of scholarly publishing.

Design/methodology/approach

This article first chronicles the risks of predatory publishing, especially related to misinformation surrounding health research. Next, the author offers an empirical investigation of how predatory publishing has engaged with COVID-19, with an emphasis on journals related to virology, immunology and epidemiology as identified through Cabells' Predatory Reports, through a content analysis of publishers' websites and a comparison to a sample from DOAJ.

Findings

The …


Investigation Of Preventive Conservation Of Library Materials In National Library Of India, Kashish Fatima, Nishat Fatima Feb 2021

Investigation Of Preventive Conservation Of Library Materials In National Library Of India, Kashish Fatima, Nishat Fatima

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Preventive Conservation being interdisciplinary in nature has been implemented by libraries from the time when libraries were considered merely as storehouses of knowledge. Since inception, libraries have taken the responsibility to preserve the library materials for a prolonged life. The present study is undertaken to survey the preventive conservation activities in National Library of India. For this purpose, a well structured questionnaire was designed and distributed to the head of the library and concerned library professionals who are directly engaged in preventive conservation activities of the library. Results of the study show that all the basic methods of preventive conservation …


Digitize Your Yearbooks: Creating Digital Access While Considering Student Privacy And Other Legal Issues, April K. Anderson-Zorn, Dallas Long Jan 2021

Digitize Your Yearbooks: Creating Digital Access While Considering Student Privacy And Other Legal Issues, April K. Anderson-Zorn, Dallas Long

Faculty and Staff Publications – Milner Library

Student yearbooks are distinctive cultural records. For the schools and universities that produced them, yearbooks promoted a shared sense of identity and experience among students and helped create enduring loyalty to the institutions long after the students graduated. For scholars and other users, yearbooks are unique primary sources that provide insight into past eras of local student life and culture. In regards to user engagement and preserving local histories, student yearbooks should be ideal candidates for digitization by libraries and archives. However, yearbooks are challenging digitization projects because they are likely to contain privacy-sensitive photographs and other information as well …


Retaining Opportunities, Completing Key Projects With Remote Student Employees During Covid-19, Henry M. Handley, Kayla Harris Dec 2020

Retaining Opportunities, Completing Key Projects With Remote Student Employees During Covid-19, Henry M. Handley, Kayla Harris

Marian Library Faculty Publications

As the field of higher education began furloughs and layoffs to alleviate COVID-19 budget concerns, cultural heritage workers were directed to clearly demonstrate how their work contributes to institutions’ educational missions. Although physical library and archival collections were deemed inaccessible and less critical during the pandemic than ebooks, electronic journals, and digitized special collections, the two special collections projects considered in this case study demonstrate the value of continuing collections management work remotely and the relevance of student employees and other contingent workers in libraries and archives. The projects—one an inventory and bibliography of books acquired from a defunct religious …


Review Of Memory Lab Network Resources, Annie E. Tummino, Tomasz Gubernat, Jeanie Pai Dec 2020

Review Of Memory Lab Network Resources, Annie E. Tummino, Tomasz Gubernat, Jeanie Pai

Publications and Research

Review of Memory Lab Network resources for American Archivist Reviews, a portal which highlights websites, digital collections, and technologies that have an impact on the archives profession. The authors review the resources published by the Memory Lab Network and discuss their own work building a Memory Lab at the Benjamin S. Rosenthal Library of Queens College, CUNY.