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Thursday, June 22

10:30am PDT

4c: Digitization projects of documentary collections in academic libraries

This paper is focused on projects regarding the digitization of documentary collections in academic libraries. It's based on processes regarding physical materials (books, documents, multimedia files, etc) and it’s not to be confused with the born digital area or with the open repositories.

The aim of the work is to suggest a valuation of digitization projects by using a set of parameters deduced by the observation of national and international models.

To create this valuation scheme it has been necessary to look at the recent national and international academic literature and compare different case studies. The parameters were created by thinking about the whole process of digitization and also taking into consideration a user centred valuation.

The parameters identified are:

            •           Stakeholders

            •           Economics

            •           Collections

            •           Resources’ visualization

            •           Preservation over the long term

            •           Privacy and copyright

            •           Accessibility

            •           Portal architecture/ Project structure

            •           Interoperability

            •           Metadata

 The valuation scheme created has been tested on a sample of digitization projects of Italian, European and American academic libraries. Selected projects include:

             •           DigitUniTo, University of Turin

            •           Impronte digitali, University of Florence

            •           Sapienza Digital Library, Sapienza University of Rome

            •           Salernum, University of Salerno

            •           Harvard College Library Digitization Program

            •           Cambridge Digital Library

            •           Bibliothéque numérique patrimoniale, University of Strasbourg

With this kind of analysis it was possible to check the validity of the valuation scheme created, to identify points of strength and of weakness within the Italian system and to compare it with the international best practices analyzed.


Ilaria Giglio

University of Rome
Ilaria Giglio, born in Naples on 02/04/1989, where she currently lives with her husband. She is doing a PhD in Library and Information Science at Sapienza, University of Rome. Her fields of studies are: Library Management, with a focus on outcome valuation and on the social role... Read More →

Thursday June 22, 2017 10:30am - 11:00am PDT
C2.06 - 2nd floor Free University of Bolzano-Bozen

11:00am PDT

4c: Flora Graeca Digitalis: Old Library Stock meets Linked Open Data, Digital Strolling and Mobile Devices

Libraries have been digitizing old stock for several years now – mostly for a specific and restricted scientific user group. But what about the social obligation to preserve, and therefore call to mind digital cultural heritage in a contemporary manner?

Flora Graeca is a masterpiece of printing, engraving, color and design of the plants of Greece in the late 18th century comprising ten volumes. It was discovered in Darmstadt’s University and State Library three years ago. Encouraged by the overall good condition and the almost one thousand finely crafted, hand-colored illustrations, the library conducted a high-quality digitization of the whole work in order to make it digitally available to the public. The key question was how to reach a circle beyond scientific users, i.e. botanists and historians, and draw the general public’s interest to this wonderful masterpiece. The offer should ideally address the student library patrons, who use the library in hundreds as place of work and communication. Why not making them curious in the libraries treasures while coming here every day? So, the idea was to enrich the illustrations by further information about the botanic illustrations by linked open data from the semantic web, such that entities could be linked semantically, and the digital copies could be connected to additional information. In combination with a presentation platform developed in a former project particularly for mobile usage, a virtual edition of Flora Graeca was formed, implemented as an edutainment application with responsive design and exploratory search for an intuitive and ludic handling. It breaks fresh ground by leaving the classic search and find paradigm towards digital strolling: just like a physical visit to a library or a museum, it allows strolling through a collection, discovering and comparing objects, and getting inspired.


Wolfgang Stille

Head, Department of Electronic Information Services at University and State Library of Darmstadt
Wolfgang Stille (42) is a mathematician and a computer scientist. He is carrying on research on digital libraries, semantic web and innovative research beyond digital search and find for several years. Since 2013, he is head of the Department of Electronic Information Services at... Read More →

Thursday June 22, 2017 11:00am - 11:30am PDT
C2.06 - 2nd floor Free University of Bolzano-Bozen

1:00pm PDT

5c: MOOCAHUSET - A Practical Experiment in E-Learning Publishing for University Libraries
See attached Abstract below.


Lars Egeland

Director, Library and Learning center at Oslo and Akershus University of Applied Sciences
Lars Egeland, director for Library and learning center at Oslo and Akershus University of applied sciences. Vice-President of the Norwegian Library association. Former Member of Parliament in Norway. Former Director of Information Department at the Norwegian Authority for Archive... Read More →

Thursday June 22, 2017 1:00pm - 1:30pm PDT
D1.03 - 1st floor Free University of Bolzano-Bozen