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  • SCA Annual General Meeting, May 1-3, 2008 Mary W. Elings, The Bancroft Library

    Applying MPLP Principles to Digitization of Archival Collections

    Mary W. Elings, The Bancroft Library

    Merrilee Proffitt, OCLC/RLG Programs

    James Eason , The Bancroft Library

  • SCA Annual General Meeting, May 1-3, 2008 Mary W. Elings, The Bancroft Library

    Applying MPLP Principles to Digitization of Archival Collections

    Mary W. ElingsArchivist for Digital Collections

    The Bancroft LibraryUniversity of California Berkeley

  • SCA Annual General Meeting, May 1-3, 2008 Mary W. Elings, The Bancroft Library

    More Product, Less ProcessMark A. Greene/Dennis Meissner More Product,Less Process: Pragmatically Revamping Approaches to Deal with Late 20th Century Collections (2004)

    http://ahc.uwyo.edu/documents/faculty/greene/papers/Greene-Meissner.pdf

  • SCA Annual General Meeting, May 1-3, 2008 Mary W. Elings, The Bancroft Library

    More Product, Less Process

    Principles for Change Maximize user access (preeminent goal) Golden minimum good enough is realistic Arrange, describe and at a common, aggregate level Reserve exceptional effort only when warranted Accomplish more by trying to do less

  • SCA Annual General Meeting, May 1-3, 2008 Mary W. Elings, The Bancroft Library

    Forces

    Lack of funding sources

  • SCA Annual General Meeting, May 1-3, 2008 Mary W. Elings, The Bancroft Library

    Forces

    Lack of funding sources Mass digitization

  • SCA Annual General Meeting, May 1-3, 2008 Mary W. Elings, The Bancroft Library

    Forces

    Lack of funding sources Mass digitization

    http://www.microsoft.com/http://www.archive.org/
  • SCA Annual General Meeting, May 1-3, 2008 Mary W. Elings, The Bancroft Library

  • SCA Annual General Meeting, May 1-3, 2008 Mary W. Elings, The Bancroft Library

    Forces

    Lack of funding sources Mass digitization User expectations

  • SCA Annual General Meeting, May 1-3, 2008 Mary W. Elings, The Bancroft Library

    Forces

    Lack of funding sources Mass digitization User expectations

    ARNOLD ROTH, New Yorker (February 5, 2007)

  • SCA Annual General Meeting, May 1-3, 2008 Mary W. Elings, The Bancroft Library

    Newspapers

    Manuscripts

    Images

    Microfilm

    Books

    ArchivesSo much to digitize.

  • SCA Annual General Meeting, May 1-3, 2008 Mary W. Elings, The Bancroft Library

    Microfilm Pilot (2003)

    George and Phoebe Apperson Hearst Papers (selections)

    Newly created microfilm Targets present (aggregate grouping) 4000 frames scanned @ $0.50/frame Folder level digital objects

  • SCA Annual General Meeting, May 1-3, 2008 Mary W. Elings, The Bancroft Library

  • SCA Annual General Meeting, May 1-3, 2008 Mary W. Elings, The Bancroft Library

  • SCA Annual General Meeting, May 1-3, 2008 Mary W. Elings, The Bancroft Library

  • SCA Annual General Meeting, May 1-3, 2008 Mary W. Elings, The Bancroft Library

  • SCA Annual General Meeting, May 1-3, 2008 Mary W. Elings, The Bancroft Library

  • SCA Annual General Meeting, May 1-3, 2008 Mary W. Elings, The Bancroft Library

    Other Microfilm Projects

    16,000 pages of Bancroft Dictations (2004) 100,000 pages of Historic CA Newspapers as part

    of NDNP (2005-2007) LHDRP workflow (potential) What has changed:

    Price is dropping: $0.30/frame Specifications stabilizing

    300-400 ppi or 4000 along longest edge grayscale, JP2, PDF

    Can scan first, then create MF or vice versa

  • SCA Annual General Meeting, May 1-3, 2008 Mary W. Elings, The Bancroft Library

  • SCA Annual General Meeting, May 1-3, 2008 Mary W. Elings, The Bancroft Library

  • SCA Annual General Meeting, May 1-3, 2008 Mary W. Elings, The Bancroft Library

  • SCA Annual General Meeting, May 1-3, 2008 Mary W. Elings, The Bancroft Library

  • SCA Annual General Meeting, May 1-3, 2008 Mary W. Elings, The Bancroft Library

  • SCA Annual General Meeting, May 1-3, 2008 Mary W. Elings, The Bancroft Library

  • SCA Annual General Meeting, May 1-3, 2008 Mary W. Elings, The Bancroft Library

  • SCA Annual General Meeting, May 1-3, 2008 Mary W. Elings, The Bancroft Library

    Examiner Pilot (2007-2008)

    San Francisco examiner photograph archive (selections)

    ca. 3,600,000 negatives total Pilot: 170,000 nitrate negatives Sleeve-level digital objects Low resolution scanning

    (access/reference images only)

  • SCA Annual General Meeting, May 1-3, 2008 Mary W. Elings, The Bancroft Library

  • SCA Annual General Meeting, May 1-3, 2008 Mary W. Elings, The Bancroft Library

  • SCA Annual General Meeting, May 1-3, 2008 Mary W. Elings, The Bancroft Library

  • SCA Annual General Meeting, May 1-3, 2008 Mary W. Elings, The Bancroft Library

    Whats Next? NASA and Internet Archive Space Act

    to develop a massive online archive of photography, film and video from NASAs 50-year history

    five-year, non-exclusive agreement wherein the Internet Archive will digitize, host and manage still, moving and computer-generated imagery produced by NASA.

    The NASA Images site should be up by July 1, 2008, (www.nasaimages.org)

    http://www.nasa.gov/home/hqnews/2007/aug/HQ_07178_Internet_Archive.html

  • SCA Annual General Meeting, May 1-3, 2008 Mary W. Elings, The Bancroft Library

    More Product, Less Process

    Principles for Change Maximize user access (preeminent goal) Golden minimum good enough digitization is

    realistic Arrange, describe and digitize at a common,

    aggregate level Reserve exceptional digitization effort only when

    warranted Accomplish more digitization by trying to do less

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