Implications in Digitizing Special Collections Materials: the Collection, the Institution, Scholarship, Interoperability, Longevity

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Implications in Digitizing Special Collections Materials: the Collection, the Institution, Scholarship, Interoperability, Longevity

Outline

Implications for the Collection

Broad Advantages & Disadvantages of Digitization

Problems with How Works are Represented

Donít advocate strong copyright or protection for the wrong reasons

Instead of fearing lost income, worry about Unauthorized Use

Protection Methods

Effect on the Institution

Scholarship and Interoperability

Traditional Digital Library Model

Ideal Digital Library Model

For Interoperability Digital Libraries Need Standards

Building Upon Previous Projects/Background

Why are Standards and Metadata consensus important?

EAD as a Standard for Finding Aids

EAD facilitates:

EAD ěDigital Archivesî

DLF Metadata for Interoperability Testbed: the MOA II Project

MOA II Participant Collections

MOA II Schedule

MOA II Classes of Objects

MOA II Metadata

MOA II Behaviors

Berkeley Architecture

MOA II Best practices

Scanning best practices (short)

Best Practices (long)

Administrative Metadata-

Structural Metadata: that which is relevant to presentation of the digital object to the user

Serious Longevity Problems

The Short Life of Digital Info: Digital Longevity Problems-

The Viewing Problem

The Scrambling Problem Dangers from:

The Inter-relation Problem

The Custodial Problem

The Translation Problem

Pieces of the Solution (1/2)

Pieces of the Solution (2/2)

Metadata can be the first line of defense

Groups Working on the Big Longevity Problem http://sunsite.Berkeley.EDU/Imaging/Databases/Longevity/

Migration/Refreshing

Time & Bits

Time & Bits Participants

Groups Working on Pieces of the Longevity Problem http://sunsite.Berkeley.EDU/Imaging/Databases/Longevity/

One Final Question: Who will collect the digital works of today that should become the Special Collections of tomorrow?

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Author: Howard Besser

Email: howard@sims.berkeley.edu

Home Page: http://www.sims.berkeley.edu

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