• VALA2014 Session 2 Kreunen


    Hacking the library catalogue: a voyage of discovery

    VALA2014 CONCURRENT SESSION 2: It's All About the Data
    Tuesday 4 February 2014, 10:50 - 11:20
    Persistent URL: http://www.vala.org.au/vala2014-proceedings/vala2014-session-2-kreunen

    Ben Kreunen and Joe Arthur

    The University of Melbourne, Vic

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    The University Digitisation Centre (UDC) at the University of Melbourne has been working towards implementing the Embedded Metadata Manifesto since its inception in 2009. This paper follows the evolution of the in-house information systems developed by UDC to incorporate the embedding of descriptive metadata as part of a standard digitisation process. Central to this has been the development of novel ways of accessing metadata from the various library catalogues via their public interfaces. Challenges arising from the re-use of catalogue metadata in non-library systems may provide additional insights as libraries attempt to re-invent the catalogue.

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  • VALA2010 Session 15 Shadbolt


    VALA20120A research idea, an administrative need and a resource capability come together in time to create an invaluable historical collection: the University Calendar story at Melbourne

    VALA 2010 CONCURRENT SESSION 15 - Digitisation/Publishing
    Thursday 11 February 2010 14:55 - 15:25
    Persistent URL: http://www.vala.org.au/vala2010-proceedings/vala2010-session-15-shadbolt

    VALA Peer Reviewed PaperAnna Shadbolt

    Coordinator, Information Management Advisory Service, University of Melbourne

    Joe Arthur

    Coordinator, Digitisation and Imaging, University of Melbourne

    Silvia Paparozzi

    Senior Imaging Officer, University of Melbourne

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    Four events were critical to our university calendar story: a researcher searching for lists of University Members over time; an administrator documenting researcher records over time; a records analyst frustrated by precious storage housing duplicate copies of calendars, and finally, the need to dispose of multiple sets of surplus calendars. Serendipity combined these events, digitising 150 years of university history and producing an invaluable digital record. The learning from our journey has been an appreciation of the complexities of digitisation projects. Key outcomes have been the development of better workflows and a more intentional strategy for future digitisation projects.

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