UQ eSpace - Digitsation

Heath, Andrew (2014). UQ eSpace - Digitsation. In: CAUL Research Repositories Community Event 2014. CAUL Research Repositories Community Event 2014, Sydney, (). 6-7 November 2014.

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Author Heath, Andrew
Title of paper UQ eSpace - Digitsation
Conference name CAUL Research Repositories Community Event 2014
Conference location Sydney
Conference dates 6-7 November 2014
Proceedings title CAUL Research Repositories Community Event 2014
Publication Year 2014
Sub-type Oral presentation
Language eng
Formatted Abstract/Summary
The University of Queensland Library (UQL) collections provide a rich source of material for digitisation. These include the Fryer Library’s collection of rare, archival, and primary materials covering Australian literary manuscripts, Queensland political history, art, and architecture. Formats held include artworks, architectural plans and drawings, ephemera, papers and records, photographs, play scripts and rare books. Other opportunities for digitisation include UQ theses, out of print publications and course materials. The UQL is developing an active program to expand access and discoverability of unique collections of material held in the UQ Library while preserving the original materials. This presentation will provide an overview of:

Repository Issues
- metadata standards in eSpace
- batch import workflows
- preservation issues

Staffing and equipment
- staffing – Digitisation Manager and specialist photographic support
- could also include revised PD’s for library assistants
- equipment, SMA Scan Master, A0 flatbed scanner, Treventus ScanRobot 2.0 and the Bookeye 4 V1A

Workflows and quality control
- digitisation specifications and standards
- outsourcing experiences such as theses through Proquest, DamSmart
- contracting digitisation services to other organisations
- digitisation and electronic tagging of items for blind and visually impaired
- digitisation priorities – theses, course materials, out of print books and original material

Projects and Future directions
- current and past projects including Digilib, Text Queensland and Hathi Trust, and Alexander Street Press

Q-Index Code EX
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

Document type: Conference Paper
Collection: University of Queensland Library Staff Publications and Presentations
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Created: Wed, 18 Mar 2015, 18:38:28 EST by Andrew Heath on behalf of Scholarly Communication and Digitisation Service