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<big>'''UA Libraries Digital Services Planning and Documentation'''</big>
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<div class="center" style="width: auto; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><span style = color:DimGray>'''UA LIBRARIES DIGITAL SERVICES'''</span></div>
  
  
  
==Administrative Policies and Procedures==
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<span style = color:DarkRed><big>'''Mission Statement'''</big></span>
  
'''[[Mission Statement and Scope]]'''
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The University of Alabama Libraries through the Digital Services Program seeks to increase the visibility of and enhance the interaction with unique research and scholarly materials. Through innovative technologies and staffing, the Libraries provide online access to these materials and the tools to support their use in furthering the pursuit of knowledge. The Digital Services Program coalesces expertise across the Libraries in order to leverage skill sets and processes that further the Libraries’ mission.
  
'''[[The Big Picture]]  or "What are we trying to do here?" '''
 
  
'''[[Selection Policies and Procedures|Selection]]'''  
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'''[[Who We Are & What We Do]]'''  
  
'''[[Preservation]]'''  
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'''[[Digitization Procedures | How We Do It]]'''
  
'''[[Requests_for_Scans|Scan on Demand]]'''  and   '''[[Requesting_Copy_of_Digital_Image|Requesting a Copy of a Digital Image]]'''
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'''[[Collections and Projects | Collections & Projects]]'''
  
'''[[Alterations_To_Online_Content|Alterations to Online Content]]'''
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'''[[Staff Links]]'''
  
'''[[Human Resources|Human Resources and Student Worker Policies]]'''
 
  
'''[[Supplies and Purchasing]]'''
 
  
==Organization==
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<span style = color:DarkRed>'''Find Our Digitized Collections'''</span>
  
'''[[Organization of documents and collections|Documents and Collections]]'''
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[http://acumen.lib.ua.edu SEARCH by Keyword]
  
'''[[Share_Drive_Protocols|Share Drive]]'''
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[http://lib.ua.edu/acumen/categorybrowse BROWSE by Category]
  
'''[[Records of Progress!]]'''
 
  
'''[[Database Tracking]]'''
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<span style = color:DarkRed>'''Find Us on Social Media'''</span>
  
'''[[Prepared Desktops]]'''
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[http://www.facebook.com/pages/University-of-Alabama-Digital-Services/201689006518946 Facebook]  
  
==Digital Services Policies and Procedures==
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[https://twitter.com/UALibDS Twitter]
  
'''[[Obtaining Materials from Hoole Staff|Obtaining Materials]]'''
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[https://apps.lib.ua.edu/blogs/digitalservices Wordpress]
  
'''[[Digitization]]'''
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[http://www.historypin.com/channels/view/53962/#!photos/list/ HistoryPin]'''
 
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*'''[[Handling Archival Materials]]'''
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*'''[[Material Anomalies|Should this page be scanned?]]'''
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*'''[[Procedural Anomalies|What should I do if...]]'''
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'''[[Quality Control]]'''
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'''[[Metadata]]'''
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*'''[[Diacritics]]''' : how to manage diacritics issues in terms of MODS creation/metadata remediation.
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*'''[[Matching|Books vs. Letters]]''' : how to create secondary scans from digitized book pages when metadata exists for pages of the book as independent intellectual items.
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'''[[Server-Side Work]]'''
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*'''[[Moving_Content_to_Acumen_and_Archive|Moving Content to Acumen]]'''
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*'''[[Transcripts]] and [[Creating OCR Files]]'''
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'''[[Workflow]]'''
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'''[[Collection-Specific Notes and Information]]'''
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==Miscellaneous==
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'''[[Cabaniss]]'''  -  Information about "Digitizing the S. D. Cabaniss Papers,"  an NHPRC grant-funded project.
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'''[[Acumen]]''' - Our web delivery software '''''[http://sourceforge.net/projects/acumendls/ released open source!!]'''''
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'''[http://apps.lib.ua.edu/blogs/digitalservices/ Our Digital Services Blog!]'''
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'''[[Command-line Work on Linux Server]]'''
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'''[[Working with Microsoft Excel]]'''
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'''[[Finding Things]]'''
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<!--'''[[Research]]'''-->
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'''[[Wiki templates]]''' - if applicable, please use one of these in order to help standardize the organization of the most frequent types of pages
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'''Mounting the S Drive and Printer Installation on Windows''' - [http://www.lib.ua.edu/wiki/digcoll/images/3/3e/Mounting-S-Drive-Windows.docx click here] for a handout.
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'''[[DS Staff Training and Exploration Fronts]]''' - an information space used to identify and track new or novel uses of digital archiving technologies, tools, and resources.
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'''[[Training Needs]]''' - a running list identifying topics for monthly DS training sessions.
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== Useful Resources == 
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* '''[[Scripts]]'''
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* '''[[Learning Resources for Digital Services Staff]]'''
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* [[Copyright Issues]]
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* [[Conference Reports]]
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* [[Presentations and Publications]]
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* [http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/gmdhtml/rrhtml/regions1.html A controlled vocabulary reference for regions of the United States]
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* [http://framework.niso.org/ NISO: A Framework of Guidance for Building Good Digital Collections]
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* [http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/about/techIn.html LOC: About American Memory: Technical Information]
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== Wiki Reference Guides ==
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* MediaWiki text [http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Help:Wikitext_examples examples]
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* How to [http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Help:Starting_a_new_page create a new page]
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* MediaWiki [http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Help:Introduction HELP]
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* '''[[Sandbox]]''' - a place to practice MediaWiki formatting. Please delete all sandbox tests before logging out.
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* Consult the [http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Help:Contents User's Guide] for information on using the wiki software.
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* [http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:Configuration_settings Configuration settings list]
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* [http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:FAQ MediaWiki FAQ]
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* [http://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/mediawiki-announce MediaWiki release mailing list]
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* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia_tools Wikipedia Tools] - tools for converting Excel sheets to Wikipedia tables, etc. and more.
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== In Progress ==
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<big><span style = color:DimGray>'''UA LIBRARIES DIGITAL SERVICES'''</span></big><br/><br/>
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<big><span style = color:Crimson><div class="center" style="width:auto; margin-left:auto; margin-right:auto;">'''MISSION STATEMENT'''</div></span></big>
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<div class="center" style="width:auto; margin-left:auto; margin-right:auto;">''The University of Alabama Libraries through the Digital Services Program seeks to increase the visibility of and enhance the interaction with unique research and scholarly materials. Through innovative technologies and staffing, the Libraries provide online access to these materials and the tools to support their use in furthering the pursuit of knowledge. The Digital Services Program coalesces expertise across the Libraries in order to leverage skill sets and processes that further the Libraries’ mission.''</div><br/>
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=== Interesting Links ===
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<span class="plainlinks">[http://acumen.lib.ua.edu Acumen]</span>
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<span class="plainlinks">[http://transcribe.lib.ua.edu Transcribe old documents!]</span>
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<span class="plainlinks">[http://tagit.lib.ua.edu  Tag our photos!]</span>
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<span class="plainlinks">[http://www.facebook.com/pages/University-of-Alabama-Digital-Services/201689006518946 Join us on Facebook]</span>
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<span class="plainlinks">[https://twitter.com/UALibDS Join us on Twitter]</span>
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<span class="plainlinks">[https://apps.lib.ua.edu/blogs/digitalservices Check out the Digital Services Blog]</span>
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Latest revision as of 15:52, 7 July 2014

UA LIBRARIES DIGITAL SERVICES


Mission Statement

The University of Alabama Libraries through the Digital Services Program seeks to increase the visibility of and enhance the interaction with unique research and scholarly materials. Through innovative technologies and staffing, the Libraries provide online access to these materials and the tools to support their use in furthering the pursuit of knowledge. The Digital Services Program coalesces expertise across the Libraries in order to leverage skill sets and processes that further the Libraries’ mission.


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