|9:00 - 10:00||Registration and Coffee Hour (Light Refreshments served)
|10:00 - 10:15||
|10:15 - 10:45||Rebecca Goldman - Preserving Digital Projects|
|10:45 - 11:15|
|11:15 - 11:45||Stephen Spatz - Digitizing the Philadelphia Céilí Group Irish Music Festival|
|11:45 - 12:15|
|12:15 - 1:30||Lunch Roundtable & Discussion (Lunch provided)|
|1:30 - 2:00|
|2:00 - 2:30||Demian Katz - Distributed Proofreaders: Leveraging Crowdsourcing to Improve Digital Content|
|2:30 - 3:00||Closing Remarks, Vuie Presentation|
You've put a lot of time and money into your digital projects. Do you have a plan for preserving them for 10 years, 20 years, and beyond?Digital preservation is a set of practices to ensure ongoing preservation of and access to digital materials. This presentation will provide an overview of digital preservation issues and discuss the role of digital preservation in scholarly communication. I'll also talk about my experience trying to start a digital preservation program at La Salle: successes, challenges, and lessons learned.
In 1990 the Philadelphia Ceili Group, an organization devoted to the promotion and perpetuation of Irish music, dance and culture in the Philadelphia area, deposited with Falvey Memorial Library a copy of its collection of tape recordings of its annual Irish music and dance festivals. As a vast array of material, spanning three decades and promising a wealth of fodder for scholarship in Irish Studies in its hundreds of traditional Irish musical and dance performances, workshops led by prominent artists, and lectures on topics in Irish-American history and culture, this collection sat undisturbed in its analog state for years, never accessed by scholars who might benefit from its rare cultural riches. With the advent of the digital age, and the evolution of Falvey Library’s open-source digital library platform, VuDL, to enable the delivery of audio content, work is now underway on bringing the Ceili Group tape archive to light in digital form. Described is the process of converting analog audio material to digital, software and hardware tools employed, consideration of standards for preservation of and access to audio content, and creative decisions faced in the quest to best serve the needs of serious scholars of Irish music andculture while simultaneously providing a pleasurable experience for the casual listener.
Short, intimate diary entries give extraordinary insight into how a young woman of color responded to the momentous events of the U. S. Civil War. Emilie Davis's experiences and observations lay bare the fissures and cracks that rent northern communities during the war. The “Memorable Days” website makes a transcribed and judiciously annotated version of this one-of-a-kind primary source available and accessible for a wide variety of classroom uses. Following her life day-to-day allows students to experience the war in real time, adding to the suspense of unfolding events and allowing users to engage and critically think about the past.
RDA is here for testing and the LCSH is in RDF on the Web with links to SKOS. It seems that libraries are getting their bibliographic data ready for linked data in Semantic Web. For most librarians Semantic Web is still a new concept. This presentation will explain in simple terms what Semantic Web is using demos. It will also cover Semantic Web technologies such as RDF (Resource Description Framework), URI (Uniform Resource identifier), SKOS (Simple Knowledge Organization System), ontologies, and SPARSQL. The targeted audience is anyone who wants to understand Semantic Web and its potential for library applications.
For more than 10 years, the Distributed Proofreaders project has been using volunteer labor to turn scanned page images and OCR output into polished ebooks for free distribution through Project Gutenberg, producing more than 20,000 finished texts. This presentation will look at the tools and workflow that can be used to turn a digital item from your own collection into a Project Gutenberg e-text with the help of this existing online community. The costs and benefits of collaborating with the PGDP team will also be discussed.