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Optimizing For Broader Discoverability: Metadata With Web Crawlers And Oai Harvesters In Mind, Cheryl D. Walters, Sandra Mcintyre Oct 2009

Optimizing For Broader Discoverability: Metadata With Web Crawlers And Oai Harvesters In Mind, Cheryl D. Walters, Sandra Mcintyre

Cheryl D. Walters

Wondering how to get your CONTENTdm resources featured more in Google, OAIster, and other web crawlers and harvesters? The Mountain West Digital Library regularly harvests nine CONTENTdm repositories in Utah and Nevada, along with two other Open Archives Initiatives (OAI) repositories. The result is a central regional index with over 270,000 records representing 1.2 million digital files, accessible via search and browse in an online portal at http://mwdl.org. Members of the MWDL's Best Practices and Standards Working Group are revising and expanding recommendations for assigning metadata in CONTENTdm collections to optimize their discovery in MWDL ...


Using Digital Primary Sources For Teaching K-12, Cheryl D. Walters, Anne Diekema, Sheri Haderlie, Heather Leary Oct 2009

Using Digital Primary Sources For Teaching K-12, Cheryl D. Walters, Anne Diekema, Sheri Haderlie, Heather Leary

Cheryl D. Walters

USU faculty and northern Utah K-12 teachers and library media specialists talk about how to identify and integrate digital primary sources such as photographs, letters, diaries, interviews and more into the curriculum to create engaging lessons. Digital resources such as the Library of Congress' American Memory, Mountain West Digital Library, and Utah Digital Newspapers, as well as tools for organizing the digital objects will be discussed.


Logan Historical Newspaper Transcription Project, Cheryl D. Walters, Phyllis Smith Jul 2009

Logan Historical Newspaper Transcription Project, Cheryl D. Walters, Phyllis Smith

Cheryl D. Walters

Presentation given to summer citizens' group in Logan, Utah to tell them about the Logan Historical Newspaper Transcription Project and recruit volunteer transcribers. This project entails manually correcting computer-generated transcriptions to improve discoverability of the full-text digitized versions of the predecessor to today's Herald Journal. Before becoming today's Herald Journal, Logan's newspaper had four different titles: Logan Leader (1879-1882), Utah Journal (1882-1889), Logan Journal (1889-1891), and Journal (1892-1931). This digitized collection begins in 1879 with the Logan Leader and ends in 1898 with the Journal.


Using Digital Primary Sources For Teaching K-12, Cheryl D. Walters, Heather Leary Jun 2009

Using Digital Primary Sources For Teaching K-12, Cheryl D. Walters, Heather Leary

Cheryl D. Walters

This presentation was the first in a series of three exploring how digitized primary materials being used in educational settings and classroom teaching. It highlights a Utah training program for teachers that encourages integration of digitized primary sources into K-12 teaching.


Sharing Your Finding Aids In Contentdm: Encoded Archival Description (Ead) Files In Mountain West Digital Library, Cheryl D. Walters, Sandra Mcintyre Jun 2009

Sharing Your Finding Aids In Contentdm: Encoded Archival Description (Ead) Files In Mountain West Digital Library, Cheryl D. Walters, Sandra Mcintyre

Cheryl D. Walters

Six libraries and archives from the Mountain West Digital Library (MWDL) consortium are using CONTENTdm to open up access to their Special Collections materials via Encoded Archival Description (EAD) finding aids. A custom script extracts 35 fields from a set of finding aids in XML and creates a tab-delimited spreadsheet for uploading them into CONTENTdm using the multiple file import option. Inside the CDM collections, thumbnails and XSLT stylesheets customize displays of finding aids for each library or archive. Automatic "x-links" within the finding aids connect to digitized photographs, correspondence, and other archival materials, where available. A central interface on ...


Tapping Utah's Scholarly Works, Cheryl D. Walters, Jeff Belliston, Allyson Mower Apr 2009

Tapping Utah's Scholarly Works, Cheryl D. Walters, Jeff Belliston, Allyson Mower

Cheryl D. Walters

Academic institutions in Utah talk about the institutional repositories (IRs) they have created to provide open access to the intellectual output of their university faculty, staff, and students. Covers platforms (Dspace, CONTENTdm, & Digital Commons), copyright, faculty outreach, collaboration on a statewide IR portal, etc.


Utah Manuscripts Association Encoded Archival Description Best Practice Guidelines, Version 1.2, Cheryl D. Walters, J. Gordon Daines Jan 2009

Utah Manuscripts Association Encoded Archival Description Best Practice Guidelines, Version 1.2, Cheryl D. Walters, J. Gordon Daines

Cheryl D. Walters

Best Practice Guidelines created for participants in the Utah Manuscripts Association EAD Project funded by a LSTA grant in 2007/2008