Type of Program

Group Presentation

Start Date

April 2010

Program Topic Category

Collection building

Description

Departments looking to increase their digitization efforts from start-up project mode to a maturing digital library program may encounter growing pains when it comes to reformatting and metadata production. Librarians from the University of Iowa's Digital Library Services department will facilitate discussion about trade-offs and lessons learned associated with scaling up digital collection work. This preconference also will feature curators' perspectives on the shift to a more comprehensive scanning treatment of archival collections and how this impacts scholars' experience. Included in this presentation are tips for scaling up production through a collection-based approach, from practical tips on batch cataloging in a spreadsheet to a conceptual reorganization of digital collections to incorporate archival principles of hierarchical description.

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Copyright © 2010 Greg Prickman, Nicole Saylor, Mark F. Anderson, Jen Wolfe

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Apr 7th, 12:00 AM

Scaling Down to Scale Up: Streamlining Production for Mass Digitization Efforts

Departments looking to increase their digitization efforts from start-up project mode to a maturing digital library program may encounter growing pains when it comes to reformatting and metadata production. Librarians from the University of Iowa's Digital Library Services department will facilitate discussion about trade-offs and lessons learned associated with scaling up digital collection work. This preconference also will feature curators' perspectives on the shift to a more comprehensive scanning treatment of archival collections and how this impacts scholars' experience. Included in this presentation are tips for scaling up production through a collection-based approach, from practical tips on batch cataloging in a spreadsheet to a conceptual reorganization of digital collections to incorporate archival principles of hierarchical description.