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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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<span style = color:DarkRed><big>'''Wiki Sections'''</big></span>
  
'''[[Preservation]]'''  
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'''[[Who We Are & What We Do]]'''  
  
'''[[Requests_for_Scans|Scan on Demand]]'''  and   '''[[Requesting_Copy_of_Digital_Image|Requesting a Copy of a Digital Image]]'''
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Information about the unit, including our mission and goals, our work with other departments, our research and presentations, and various policies.
  
'''[[Alterations_To_Online_Content|Alterations to Online Content]]'''
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'''[[How We Do It]]'''
  
'''[[Human Resources|Human Resources and Student Worker Policies]]'''
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Information on our production pipeline, with sections on image and audio digitization and delivery, content archiving, and how we organize and document our work.
  
'''[[Supplies and Purchasing]]'''
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'''[[Collections and Projects | Collections & Projects]]'''  
  
==Organization==
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Information about two of our biggest projects: the Acumen open-source digital repository and discovery interface, and the NHPRC-funded grant project to digitize the S. D. Cabaniss Collection.
  
'''[[Organization of documents and collections|Documents and Collections]]'''  
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'''[[Staff Links]]'''
  
'''[[Share_Drive_Protocols|Share Drive]]'''
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Information for us, mostly a set of links to helpful resources.
  
'''[[Records of Progress!]]'''
 
  
'''[[Database Tracking]]'''
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<span style = color:DarkRed><big>'''Find us on the Web'''</big></span>
  
'''[[Prepared Desktops]]'''
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'''Digital Collections'''
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*[http://acumen.lib.ua.edu SEARCH by Keyword]
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*[http://lib.ua.edu/acumen/categorybrowse BROWSE by Category]
  
==Digital Services Policies and Procedures==
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'''[[Social Media]]'''
 
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'''[[Obtaining Materials from Hoole Staff|Obtaining Materials]]'''
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'''[[Digitization]]'''
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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 [[OCR List | OCR]]'''
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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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'''[[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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[[Who We Are & What We Do]]
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[[Digitization Procedures | How We Do It]]
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[[Collections and Projects]]
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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 08:55, 6 March 2015

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.


Wiki Sections

Who We Are & What We Do

Information about the unit, including our mission and goals, our work with other departments, our research and presentations, and various policies.

How We Do It

Information on our production pipeline, with sections on image and audio digitization and delivery, content archiving, and how we organize and document our work.

Collections & Projects

Information about two of our biggest projects: the Acumen open-source digital repository and discovery interface, and the NHPRC-funded grant project to digitize the S. D. Cabaniss Collection.

Staff Links

Information for us, mostly a set of links to helpful resources.


Find us on the Web

Digital Collections

Social Media

Personal tools