Digital Commonwealth: Massachusetts History Online

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Published on March 11, 2014

Author: annperham



Using the Digital Commonwealth to Enhance Teaching.

Presented at the MSLA conference on 3/10/14 by Kim Cochrane (Framingham University) and Debra DeJonker-Berry (Eastham Public Library).

Introducing … Kim Cochrane, CAGS, MLS Debra DeJonker-Berry, MLS, CAS Digital Commonwealth Outreach Committee March 11, 2014

Mission Statement The Digital Commonwealth serves as the open-access online discovery platform to the digital objects representing the breadth and depth of the rich cultural heritage of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Its member institutions are located all over the state and are comprised of libraries, archives, historical societies, museums, and cultural institutions. Working for victory Lawrence CLU AFL From Lawrence Public Library

Digital Commonwealth Is… • Collaboration of cultural organizations in Massachusetts that want to make digitized versions of their collections widely accessible • 501c 3 organization (Pending) • Website (current system) providing access to digitized collections • Website (future new system) administered by the Boston Public Library providing access to digital content

Digital Commonwealth organizational structure • 5.01(c)(3) non-profit Pending • Board of Directors • Standing committees •Conference •Portal, Repository, Technology and Standards •Outreach •Nominating •Development • BPL is partner and technology provider Buckland Center School students and teachers, 1893 from Buckland Historical Society

Members of Digital Commonwealth FY2013 100+ members • Public Libraries • Museums • Historical Societies • Universities and colleges • Archives • Special libraries

• Web Portal Access to Digital Library Collections in Mass –contains only the metadata that enables the discovery of the digital objects; it does not contain the actual digital objects. Core Services Children working with hay, Charlemont, Mass. From Jones Library Special Collections

Core Services • Repository for Storage of Digital Collections created by member organizations - stores and maintains both metadata and digital objects according to a framework of policies and standards. By means of its technological infrastructure, the repository provides access to the digital content. Recruiting at the State Armory in Cambridge Massachusetts, 1916 From: MA National Guard Museum and Archives Worcester

Core Services Guidance, instruction and assistance on applying appropriate technologies used in the production of digital library resources. Hosting an annual conference in Massachusetts on digital library issues Cranberry picking, Yarmouth, Mass. From: Jones Library Special Collections

What Can You Find? Collections

Who we are - Participants

Who we are – Members

Digital Commonwealth–Searching Search term “hurricane”

Digital Commonwealth - Behind the Scenes Need username/password

Digital Commonwealth  Contribute to a statewide initiative. The Digital Commonwealth is a membership- supported statewide collaboration. Members have the opportunity to shape statewide policy making around the digitization, preservation and presentation of historic materials.  Participate in the Boston Public Library's free digitization program. The BPL will help you select, digitize and create metadata for your historic materials and other documents.  Post your materials to the Digital Commonwealth's Repository. The Digital Commonwealth, in partnership with the Boston Public Library, is creating a next- generation file repository for members to store their materials in. The BPL also has a relationship with the Internet Archive; many digitization program participants get their monographs posted on the IA.

Digital Commonwealth  Share your metadata in the Digital Commonwealth's Portal. The Digital Commonwealth, in partnership with the Boston Public Library, is a creating a next-generation Portal. Members contribute metadata about their digital assets in this aggregated search portal through:  Having their collections harvested into our Portal from their existing OAI-harvestable feeds.  Working with the BPL to have their collections harvested from the DC's Repository.  Participate in the Digital Public Library of America. Digital Commonwealth members will have their content harvested into this national effort to collect “the riches of America’s libraries, archives, and museums.”

Promote Discoverability- DPLA

Promote Discoverability– Internet Archive

Lesson Plans

Opportunities for members • BPL digitizing grant • Workshops • Training • Get involved! • Help test new portal/repository • Outreach committee • Help organize upcoming training and/or roundtable discussions • Conference committee

Join the Digital Commonwealth

Practically Digital: Doing What It Takes: 2014 Conference

Questions? Kim Cochrane, CAGS, MLS Curriculum Librarian Co-Director, NASA Educator Resource Center Coordinator, Curriculum and Instructional Technology, Education Technology Henry Whittemore Library Framingham State University Debra DeJonker-Berry, MLS, CAS Director Eastham Public Library Digital Commonwealth

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