UA Libraries Digital Services Planning and Documentation
Administrative Policies and Procedures
The Big Picture or "What are we trying to do here?"
Digital Services Policies and Procedures
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.
Cabaniss - Information about "Digitizing the S. D. Cabaniss Papers," an NHPRC grant-funded project.
Wiki templates - if applicable, please use one of these in order to help standardize the organization of the most frequent types of pages
Mounting the S Drive and Printer Installation on Windows - click here for a handout.
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.
Training Needs - a running list identifying topics for monthly DS training sessions.
- Learning Resources for Digital Services Staff
- Copyright Issues
- Conference Reports
- Presentations and Publications
- A controlled vocabulary reference for regions of the United States
- NISO: A Framework of Guidance for Building Good Digital Collections
- LOC: About American Memory: Technical Information
Wiki Reference Guides
- MediaWiki text examples
- How to create a new page
- MediaWiki HELP
- Sandbox - a place to practice MediaWiki formatting. Please delete all sandbox tests before logging out.
- Consult the User's Guide for information on using the wiki software.
- Configuration settings list
- MediaWiki FAQ
- MediaWiki release mailing list
- Wikipedia Tools - tools for converting Excel sheets to Wikipedia tables, etc. and more.
UA LIBRARIES DIGITAL SERVICES
|Who We Are & What We Do|
|How We Do What We Do|
Transcribe allows anyone to transcribe documents that are found in Acumen. Maybe you need to transcribe the letter for your research and want others to benefit from your work as well. Or maybe you’re a history buff who really enjoys reading old letters and wouldn’t mind typing out what you read to help others who aren’t as good at reading old-timey handwriting. Maybe you want to be a part of a collaborative online project. Maybe you’re just bored. Any of those things are great reasons to contribute to this project!
The University of Alabama Libraries has thousands of digitized photographs. Many of these photos may lack adequate descriptions of the people, places, or objects displayed. By applying your own tags to our photographs, you can help us fill in the blanks and provide more thorough and accurate information for students and researchers using our collections!