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Collection Digitization & Exhibition Program Procedures
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Digitization Procedures
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Columbia University Libraries Digital Program
Collection Digitization & Exhibition Program
Procedures
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Specific Project Tracks Applicable Documentation
A. "Digital Project" Track. For projects that
1. typically involve a complete collection or a significant part of a
collection
2. involve more than ca. 150 simple images
3. will be of significant research or curricular value
4. will require and interface with more than simple browse functionality
(e.g., specialized searching, browsable indexes)
5. involve content with complex relationships, (e.g., multipage
documents, an image of a puppet linked to information about plays,
productions, character types, and specific actors).
(See section E below for audio-video preservation and access
projects)
Digital Project Track
Project proposal form: doc / pdf
Project proposal procedures
Examples
CUL Digitization Program Wiki
Bunraku Collection
NY Real Estate Brochures
B. "Brick & Mortar + Online Exhibition" Track. For projects that
1. will be a physical exhibition accompanied by a simultaneous online
version; or it
2. will be an online version of a past physical exhibition
Online Exhibition Track
Exhibition planning form: doc / pdf
Exhibition planning checklist
Example
Plimpton Exhibition
C. "Brick & Mortar Only" Track. For projects that
1. will make use of the Exhibition Support Software's features for
organizing & planning the exhibition, generating pick lists, labels,
etc.
Brick & Mortar Only Exhibition Track
Exhibition planning form: doc / pdf
Exhibition planning checklist
D. "Online (E-Only) Gallery" Track. For projects that
1. typically will involve 150 or fewer simple images
2. is a sample or selection from one or more collections
3. no complex searching or browsing is required
4. involves chiefly objects that are simple, single part items **
5. has an unexpected, near-term deadline for presenting the content
on the Web
6. will be adequately-served by Omeka software features and
functionality
** Textual / manuscript works: If an otherwise gallery-oriented project
also include one or more complete textual or manuscript works (e.g., the
Korean Independence Outbreak Movement), the textual works should be
digitized separately, presented in our ebook reader, and linked to from the
exhibition display.
Online Gallery Track
Gallery planning form: doc / pdf
Gallery planning checklist
Examples
Ambedkar
Melting Pot
Dramatic Museum Realia
Butler 75
Burroughs
Wilbert Webster White
E. Audio-Video Digitization Project
Project profile form
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