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Mass Digitization Collaborative Program

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Please see announcement for general information on this digitization program, or for sharing info with potential contributors



  • LYRASIS sponsored  mass digitization program that is very affordable but is conditional to only bound, printed text materials.  (Sloan Foundation grant funded )

  • Initial materials selected by Centennial Celebration committee (Rice history, expanding to local history)

  • Digitized materials also housed locally within the Rice Digital Scholarship Archive (http://scholarship.rice.edu/) for preservation purposes

  • Digitization specifications: Master jpeg2000 files of pages, OCR'd PDFs plus more; basic metadata taken from catalog. Bound copies can be split for digital display.
  • Members: Amanda, Debra, Jenn, Monica, Ying




see books online at http://www.archive.org/details/riceuniversity

current stats: 421 total items (approx 45K pages)


Batch I

104 items (approx 30K pages)



Batch II

mpr update as of 28-Jun-2011: All files downloaded from IA, pending ingest to IR (target date early August)

 255 items (approx 9.6K pages)

  • See title list at \\fonlibstor.rice.edu\Projects\Centennial\workingPapers\Batch02\WonderfetchBatch 2.xlsx
  • Architecture at Rice series (only a selection from  AatR series were digitized as a number of issues still remain under copyright by publishers or photographers) 

  • Friends of Fondren - Flyleaf publications (circa 4,000 pages) -- items to be placed in new collection under the Fondren community
  • Presidents' Annual Reports : 1961-1998 are in 4 bound volumes with 37 annual reports, appropriate for digitization in terms of content. --  items to be placed in existing collection "History of Rice University" @ http://scholarship.rice.edu/handle/1911/35948
  • 2 books : "Mathematics Faculty Publications" @ http://scholarship.rice.edu/handle/1911/17014


Batch III

62 items (approx 5K plus page)


Pending or possible future works:

  • Yearbooks (early years) - no definite response yet as of 3/7/2011 | Issues with privacy concerns -- On Hold
  • Note: preliminary yearbook metadata has been created




general steps

  • Material Selection and build awareness of program:
    • Create talking points for reference and content development librarians - Team - DONE
    • Create podcast - Debra/Monica - POSTPONED
    • Discuss program at CMDC - Amanda/Jenn - DONE
    • Discuss program at Staff Advisory - Debra
    • Discuss ideas with Rice Historian  - DONE
  • Metadata
    • transform metadata from pre-existing catalog records or create basic info for both IA wonderfetch and IR's QDC format 
  • Preparing materials
    • Conduct physical review materials to note any scanning issues and add notes to wonderfetch spreadsheet. Issues may include: loose covers/pages, any pull outs, inserts or oversized pages; torn or fragile pages may need preservation treatment prior to sending out.
  • Digitized materials are harvested from IA, stored locally and ingested to IR



Other documentation located on FonLibStor : Centennial folder

  • Metadata for Internet Archive, see template and instructions found @ \Centennial\Lyrasis\[Wonderfetch TemplateSample.xlsx]Wonderfetch Key
    • FOR IA Metdata example (Batch 1) SEE file @ Centennial\Lyrasis\returns16JUN2010.xlsx
    • Metadata re: volume numbers treated differently for IA than local/DC 
  • Preparing materials for scanning and selection, see \Centennial\Lyrasis\MDC Procedures Details 100322.pdf
  • Metadata crosswalk between IA wonderfetch and local Dublin core qualified (DSpace), see \Centennial\workingPapers\[metadata_crosswalk.xlsx]Notes&Map 
  • Lyrasis Digital Book Scanning Request/Attribution Form, see \Centennial\Lyrasis\LyrasisReqAttribution Instructions and Form Rice 2010May.docx


future work:

  • Enter links in Fondren catalog for both IA and IR urls. For Batch 1 materials, see tab in spreadsheet: \Centennial\workingPapers\[metadata_dublinCore.xlsx]Fondren Catalog Rcd  -- Jenn 


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