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Leveraging Library Technknowledgie - Library expertise front and center in the digitial humanities: an Omeka.net case study
Internet Librarian (2013)
  • M Ryan Hess, DePaul University
  • Rebecca Cooling, DePaul University
Abstract
Providing technical know-how to non-technical researchers to promote and preserve their collections online is an emerging niche librarians are filling. Digital humanities partners are sometimes external to the library’s institution. DePaul University Library assisted researchers at the National University of Ireland, Galway in preserving their catalogue of Vincentian documents by migrating metadata from an unstable server to Omeka.net, a hosted web publishing platform designed for cultural institutions. The library proposed Omeka.net after considering the collection’s requirements, the technical abilities of the researchers and their budget. The library contributed their expertise of metadata by analyzing, re-encoding, and cross-walking metadata to Dublin Core, as well as their knowledge of linked data concepts and the available digital collection ecosystem. The catalogue now exists as a searchable online database in a stable, standardized, hosted environment that can be easily managed by the researchers as their project expands.
Publication Date
Fall October 29, 2013
Citation Information
M Ryan Hess and Rebecca Cooling. "Leveraging Library Technknowledgie - Library expertise front and center in the digitial humanities: an Omeka.net case study" Internet Librarian (2013)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/mryanhess/10/