Digitising someone else’s collection by Enzo Accadia

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  • Digitising someone elses collection Picture Coffs Harbour a joint digitisation project of Coffs Harbour City Library and Coffs Harbour Regional Museum Enzo Accadia Project/Library Manager Digitisation Seminar, State Library of NSW, 15 Feb 2011
  • Road map
    • The back story
    • Forming a partnership
    • Making it work
    • Doing it right
    • Outcomes
    • What next
  • The back story
    • Our community
    • The library
    • The museum
  • Oral history digitisation
    • Voice of Time collection
  • Museums picture collection
    • Large collection
    • Subject folders
    • Manual system
    • Some digitisation!
    • Documentation challenges
  • Spydus
    • Picture Maroochy
  • Show me the money!
    • Library Development Grant for $64,000
  • Forming a partnership
    • Concerns
    • Compromises
    • Common ground
    • Communication
  • Making it work
    • Equal partners joint statement
    • Branding
    • www.picturecoffsharbour.org
  • Library & Museum similar but different!
    • Division of work based on strengths/weaknesses & logic
    • Museum:
    • Scanning (create TIFF)
    • Basic catalogue record
    • Apply local knowledge
    • Library:
    • Batch process images
    • Upgrade record
    • Maintain systems
    • Technical knowledge
    Coffs Harbour Regional Museum - mus07-7678
  • Making it work
    • Detailed documentation
    • Custom web worksheet
    • Batch image processing
    Adobe Photoshop CS3
  • Tyranny of distance!
    • Two work sites
    • Communication
    • File storage/delivery
    • The metadata gap
    • Intranet site
    • The Snag Log
    Pictured: the intranet site
  • Snag Log Microsoft Sharepoint
  • Doing it right standards & technical stuff
    • Digital Practice
    • Scanning quality (6,000 pixels longest side or 1,200 dpi TIFF files)
    • OPAC consistency (fixed image sizes)
    • Copyright non-displayed images (post 55)
    • Glass plate/acetate negatives
    • APT & LCSH subject headings
    • Picture Australia
  • Doing it right standards & technical stuff
    • Shared project documentation http://tinyurl.com/pch-docs
    • Over 2,000 photographs digitised
    • Flagship online Council resource
    • Improved access/awareness
    • Value of participating in Picture Australia
    • Digital safeguarding of our pictorial heritage
    • Relationship with the museum
    Outcomes
  • What next
    • Loaned photos
    • Flickr
    • Photographer bios
    • OPAC enhancements
    • Google Maps
  • My advice
    • Clear agreed objectives from the start
    • Maintain relationship with partner(s)
    • Document everything
    • Stick to standards
    • Share with others
    • Just do it!
  • Further information
    • http://www.picturecoffsharbour.org
    • http://tinyurl.com/pch-docs (shared docs)
    • Enzo Accadia
    • t: 02 6648 4129
    • e: enzo.accadia@chcc.nsw.gov.au