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Managing digital collections. Objects, metadata, ingestion, and access.

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Room G010 Hardiman building, NUI Galway

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Gaillimh

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Manage digital resources

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Using the approach taken at NUI Galway Library as a starting point, this session will demonstrate some of the possibilities for digital content creation that our institution’s unique archival collections present beyond digitisation. Leveraging IIIF, TEI, mapping, conveying narrative through timelines, the first part of this session will focus on how NUI Galway Library’s infrastructure and equipment is set up to fulfil such projects. It will also provide an overview of the planning and personnel that goes into these projects, the bases on which they are allocated resourcing and importance, and considerations surrounding prioritisation, legislation, access, and inclusiveness that go in to them.

The workshop component of the session will be to create a mini digital collection. For this, feel free to bring along your own research material or digital objects for tips on how to work with it. This is not mandatory, as some archival material will also be available on the day for the workshop. Participants will work in small groups of 2-3 to digitise, assess rights, create metadata, and coherently present digital objects on an open web platform.

Learning objectives

  • Understand the component parts of a digital collection project, particularly what parts require time, specific skill, and funding
  • An overview of achievable means of adding value to digital collections, and some software programmes on offer to help with these
  • Experience-based learning on creating a digital collection from digitised archives

Workshop facilitator and speaker

Aisling Keane is the Digital Archivist at NUI Galway, and works as part of the Library’s Digital Publishing and Innovation Team to manage digital collections and promote digital scholarship. She is a professional archivist with an academic background in the Humanities. Prior to working in NUI Galway, she worked in the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, and in Met Eireann.

Are you a Digital Scholar?

Developing skills with digital technologies can be a challenge for researchers interested in digital and open scholarship.

To help, the Library, in partnership with the Moore Institute, presents a series of informal workshops to share practice-based expertise, know-how, and experience in technologies and methods, that will enhance your experience of newer forms of scholarship.

The series

26 November 2019 – Web maps, data visualisation, and mapping with Neatline. David Kelly and Cillian Joy. G010, Hardiman building, 10:00-13:00

17 December 2019 – Managing digital collections. Objects, metadata, ingestion, and access. Aisling Keane. G010, Hardiman building, 10:00-13:00

14 January 2020 – Scanathon. Crowd-sourced digitisation. Aisling Keane. G011, Hardiman building, 10:00-13:00

18 February 2020 – Online and digital identity for scholars. Blaneth McSharry & Grainne McGrath. G010, Hardiman building, 10:00-13:00

10 March 2020 - Video production for scholars. Eileen Kennedy. G010, Hardiman building, 10:00-13:00

14 April 2020 – Working with images in Python for research. Cillian Joy. G010, Hardiman building, 10:00-13:00

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