Description

Building a digital archive within a university system involves navigating challenges and building support across varied user groups. Librarians need everything from marketing/branding, copyright permissions, and the approval of the right stakeholders in place before launching their archive. The technology can be easy, but managing expectations and understanding of the project across the university can be the challenging part of the project. Our Digital Commons archive at the University of St. Thomas School of Law will serve as the basis of discussion and demonstration at this session. We recently launched the archive of our student law journal. The project involved capturing journal content, obtaining author permissions to post the articles, working with student law journal staff and faculty advisors to ensure that future author agreements covered the digital archive, creating metadata to load to the site that would aid legal researchers searching and browsing the content, and working out technology issues. A project like this provides the library with an opportunity to demonstrate how the library staff can work together to deliver a resource to the community. We are now working on the next phase of our digital archive, which will include faculty scholarship. Participants will develop an understanding of the importance of project planning and management, communication and marketing of library services when undertaking a digitization project. They will see a demonstration of a digital archive and pick up technology tips we learned along the way, and get ideas on how library staff can contribute to the process.


To access the full presentation for this session, click on the 'Download' button located to the right.

Start Date

15-3-2012 10:30 AM

End Date

15-3-2012 11:30 AM

Target Audience

Public Libraries, Academic Libraries, School Libraries, Special Libraries, Technical Services, Public Services

Technical Expertise

basic

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Mar 15th, 10:30 AM Mar 15th, 11:30 AM

Building a Digital Archive at a Special Library

Building a digital archive within a university system involves navigating challenges and building support across varied user groups. Librarians need everything from marketing/branding, copyright permissions, and the approval of the right stakeholders in place before launching their archive. The technology can be easy, but managing expectations and understanding of the project across the university can be the challenging part of the project. Our Digital Commons archive at the University of St. Thomas School of Law will serve as the basis of discussion and demonstration at this session. We recently launched the archive of our student law journal. The project involved capturing journal content, obtaining author permissions to post the articles, working with student law journal staff and faculty advisors to ensure that future author agreements covered the digital archive, creating metadata to load to the site that would aid legal researchers searching and browsing the content, and working out technology issues. A project like this provides the library with an opportunity to demonstrate how the library staff can work together to deliver a resource to the community. We are now working on the next phase of our digital archive, which will include faculty scholarship. Participants will develop an understanding of the importance of project planning and management, communication and marketing of library services when undertaking a digitization project. They will see a demonstration of a digital archive and pick up technology tips we learned along the way, and get ideas on how library staff can contribute to the process.


To access the full presentation for this session, click on the 'Download' button located to the right.