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An Introduction to the services of the Connecticut Digital Archive.


  • 1. The Connecticut Digital Archive: Preservation and Presentation Services for Cultural Heritage Organizations September, 2014

2. Analog=Non-existent: If it isnt online, I dont want it Unconnected=Invisible: If I cant find it online I wont use it Collections=Data: I want things that I can manipulate Value=Reusable: I want to do what I want with it Storytelling=Visualization: I want to use things in apps What We Have Seen: Using Primary Resources in Work and Play 3. Connecticuts digital cultural heritage is: Ephemeral Fragmented Not easily discoverable or reusable At risk 4. The Dilemma of Modern Records How do we insure that resources that exist in digital form today will reliably exist and be accessible in the future? 2???2014 ??101110010 110101101 5. Four -itys of Digital Resources Sustainability (Durability, Persistence) The digital object can be maintained and accessed over time Authenticity (Reliability) The digital object is reliably true to the original Interoperability The ability of one standards-based object to be used in any other standards-based system Reusability Objects can be used in ways not related to original purpose 6. Digital representations of analog originals Born digital objects with no inherent original form Still Images Data Sets Documents Moving Images Complex objects Digital repositories organize data 7. ..allow it to be used in one environment 8. and reused in another. 9. Preservation-quality Digital Repository Services Are expensive to build and maintain: Require large initial investments in technology infrastructure; Require large investments in human resources Require large ongoing investments in systems maintenance; Require large ongoing investments in feature development; Are expensive to purchase: No complete solutions Features/services that are lacking must be added ad-hoc and may not easily integrate 10. Shared Digital Repository Services Collaborative programs can make it possible for everyone to share the benefits and the cost of: Standards-based management systems Large-scale repository storage and preservation systems Negotiated connections to national and international aggregators Shared governance While retaining local ownership and control of content 11. What is the CTDA? A service of the University of Connecticut Libraries A partnership with the Connecticut State Library Preserves, manages, and makes available permanently valuable cultural data and other records produced and collected by non-profit educational, cultural, and memory institutions based in Connecticut The service hub in Connecticut for the Digital Public Library of America 12. Content Owners Discovery & AccessInfrastructure Aggregators Preservation Infrastructure Deposit Agreements & MOUs OrganizationSites The CTDA Today ctdigitalarchive.org 13. Ownership vs Stewardship Organizations retain ownership of all metadata, primary content objects and derivatives. Metadata contributed as a CC0 license Content objects and derivatives may have access restrictionsto master files for exampleor be completely open. 14. Use Only What You Need: Preservation Services Management Tools Metadata Services Presentation Channels Aggregation Services Reformatting Services 15. Content in Action (For Example) UConn Archives CT State Library CHI External Channels Connecticut Collections CTDA Central Repository CTDA Hosted Management System CTDA Hosted Presentation Channels Connecticut CollectionsDPLA iConn External Management Systems 16. Preservation Services* Secure, redundant storage up to 500GB without charge Preservation activities Migration (for supported file types) Verification Authenticity guarantees *Note: Some services are fee-based 17. Presentation Channels and Aggregation Services* Viewers for supported file types Web search engine indexing OAI-PMH harvesting Indexing in the Digital Public Library of America, iConn Inclusion in Connecticut History Illustrated (for content you specify) Open APIs, embed codes, for indexing, content extraction, viewer re-use Custom presentation channel scoped to organizational content *Note: Some services are fee-based 18. Metadata and Management Systems Services* Basic system training How-to documentation from the CTDA website Metadata consultation Data migration and conversion Custom forms and interface design *Note: Some services are fee-based 19. Reformatting Services Reformatting services are charged on a cost-recovery basis Digital capture of flat material: paper, photos, graphics, reflective and transparent, up to 12 X 18 (and larger for some document types) Bound-volume digital capture Basic audio conversion of limited formats We do not currently offer moving image conversion services 20. For More Information Slides and text available at: http://www.slideshare.net/Gcolati/ Visit the CTDA Website: http://ctdigitalarchive.org Contact the CTDA at: ctda@uconn.edu or talk to me directly: Greg Colati Assistant University Librarian for Archives, Special Collections, and Digital Curation University of Connecticut Libraries 860.486.4501 greg@uconn.edu