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Published on February 13, 2009

Author: rickstoddart

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Wrangling a Digital Collection into Existence: The Boise State Western Writers Series Digital Editions Rick Stoddart

I am not.. A digital collections guru A Special Collections Librarian I am only a librarian

A digital collections guru

Warm-Up Match the Moo Cards to the Covers Answer the questions First group to Finish = Prize Basket!

Match the Moo Cards to the Covers

Br – O – N – C - O

What we did is what we did There is the right way Then there is what we did

There is the right way

 

It all started with a…

Cost 23 titles @ 50 pages = cheap

23 titles @ 50 pages = cheap

If it is that cheap, why involve the library? Cataloging – gets these in OPACS “Natural Fit” Library has the technology to create and support Shared cost – Common interest Prestige

Cataloging – gets these in OPACS

WIN – WIN - WIN

Got the Okay

< Smile >

Get a MOU! What’s a Mou?

To OCR or not to OCR that is the question!

Copyright, right?

Decide on format (PDF)

Take to Print Shop

< breathe >

Hold your horses! CHANGE FORMAT (ARCHIVE PDF)

New Hire in Special Collections

Enter Content-DM wearing a white hat

Meanwhile back on the ranch… Catalogers help with OCLC records

<breathe>

EXCEPT!!!! ContentDM upgrade changes URLS

Catalogers Freak!

Meanwhile back on the ranch… Splash Page – Too many cooks

What does WEST mean? Which begs the question…

Nobody likes the Splash Page

Flaming arrows of promotion

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Everybody freaks out !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Circle the Wagons!

Launch?

On campus? FOOD? Cost?

Enter THE CABIN (stage right)

< breathe > All done right?

It disappeared into the dust-cloud of the web! After launch…

Why bother?

THIS IS LIBRARIANSHIP

Website is up & in ContentDM

 

Launch was a success on many levels

Lessons Never enough communication Don’t be the only conduit Planning is fine but expect things to change. Don’t lock yourself in Put the collection before perfection It won’t be perfect – accessibility should be your goal It is a process – it really never ends Celebrate your victories

Never enough communication

Don’t be the only conduit

Planning is fine but expect things to change.

Don’t lock yourself in

Put the collection before perfection

It won’t be perfect – accessibility should be your goal

It is a process – it really never ends

Celebrate your victories

It might be helpful to think of the project like this: Instead of this: website+digitization=WWS Digitization Wikipedia Website Launch Party Catalog Records WWS

Instead of this: website+digitization=WWS

Don’t let it die on the virtual shelf! Upcoming Wikipedia links More digitized volumes possibly coming Move to Scholar Works?

Upcoming

Wikipedia links

More digitized volumes possibly coming

Move to Scholar Works?

So… What did I do right/wrong? What would you do different?

http:// guides.boisestate.edu /digital Links to standards, collections, & resources for Digital Collections

It all started with a…

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