WebWise 2007Presented by OCLCPresented by the J. Paul Getty TrustPresented by the Institute of Museum and Library Services

Project Demonstrations
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Project Demonstrations


University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's School of Information and Library Science—Chapel Hill, NC

Building on a previous IMLS grant, UNC's ibiblio.org digital library will archive, digitize, and video stream will add additional documentary films to the Folkstreams.net Web site by transferring them from 16 mm format to Digital Betacam. Partnering with Folkstreams, Inc., and the University's Southern Folklore Collection, the project will produce a guide to best practices in video digitization and expand its Video Aids for Film Preservation. The project has also produced a multimedia Web site demonstration highlighting the skills required for transfers from 16 mm film to digital formats.

Paul Jones
Director, ibiblio.org
Clinical Associate Professor
School of Journalism and Mass Communication and
School of Information and Library Science
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Manning Hall, Room 213
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3360
Phone: 919-962-7600
Fax: 919-962-8071
Email: paul_jones@unc.edu
Project Website: http://www.folkstreams.net

North Carolina Aquarium/Roanoke Island—Manteo, NC

Turtle Trails
This unusual project used digital technology to help preserve living species and to increase the public's understanding and appreciation of species preservation. The project team used satellite telemetry to track rehabilitated cold-stunned juvenile loggerhead sea turtles (Caretta caretta) to assess post-release survival and behavior. It disseminated project results to the public via the Internet.

Joanne E. Harcke
Conservation and Research Coordinator
North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher
900 Loggerhead Road
Kure Beach, NC 28449
Phone: 910-458-8257, ext. 237
Fax: 910-458-6812
Email: joanne.harcke@ncmail.net
Project Website: http://www.ncaquariums.com/turtletrails

Northeast Document Conservation Center—Andover, MA

The Northeast Document Conservation Center (NEDCC), in partnership with the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners, has created a free, online disaster plan template for cultural heritage institutions. dPlan generates a customized, updatable plan that contains contact information for staff and key personnel, preventive maintenance checklists, salvage techniques, and more. NEDCC is currently working on a tool for statewide disaster planning for cultural heritage institutions including libraries, archives and museums.

Lori Foley
Northeast Document Conservation Center
100 Brickstone Square
Andover, MA 01810-1494
Phone: 978-470-1010
Fax: 978-475-6021
Email: lfoley@nedcc.org
Project Website: http://www.dplan.org

Nebraska State Historical Society—Lincoln, NE

Saving Nebraska's Treasures: Preventive Conservation for Families, Museums and Libraries
Building on widespread interest in the popular public television show "Antiques Roadshow," the Nebraska State Historical Society, Nebraska Library Commission and statewide public television network Nebraska Educational Telecommunications (NET) are showing families and museum and library staff how to preserve their treasures. Professional conservators have identified objects and offered advice at three community-based Heirloom Health Clinics. NET is producing for broadcast a television program based on the clinics and on visits to the homes, museums, libraries, and even pow-wow grounds where these objects are stored and used. Scenes at the NSHS Gerald R. Ford Conservation Center in Omaha will illustrate more detailed conservation techniques. Building on the interest generated by the clinics and broadcasts expected to reach 55,000 Nebraskans, the conservators will present three in-depth workshops on paper, textiles, and metal to be delivered statewide via distance learning video conferences for staff and volunteers of the more than 600 not-for-profit museums and libraries in the state, many of whose staffs have very limited access to training opportunities. The Nebraska Library Commission will present a fourth workshop to help local libraries properly handle primary source materials. Through these activities and a complementary website, the project will help Nebraskans save personal and public historical materials, educate staff in cultural heritage institutions in conservation techniques and increase community knowledge and appreciation of the past.

Lynne Ireland
Chief Education and Research Officer
Nebraska State Historical Society
1500 R Street
PO Box 82554
Lincoln, NE 68501
Phone: 402-471-4758
Fax: 402-471-3100
Email: lireland@nebraskahistory.org
Project Website: http://www.nebraskahistory.org/oversite/whatsnew/save_treasures.htm
or send email to: treasures@nebraskahistory.org

Indiana University—Bloomington, IN

Information technology has become an essential part of how music libraries deliver services and collections to music students and faculty. Over the past four years Indiana University (IU) has developed an experimental digital music library system known as Variations2. Building on IU's past experience in creating the original Variations, one of the world's first digital music library systems, Variations2 provides a complete environment at IU in which students and faculty can discover, listen to, view, annotate, and interact with music in both sound and score form. This project will create Variations3, a turnkey digital music library and learning system that can be easily deployed at a wide range of college and university libraries with minimal technical support and at minimal cost to the institutions.

Jon Dunn
Associate Director for Technology
Digital Library Program
Wells Library E170
1320 E. 10th Street
Bloomington, IN 47405
Phone: 812-855-0953
Fax: 812-856-2062
Email: jwd@indiana.edu
Project Website: http://www.dlib.indiana.edu/projects/variations3

University of California, Santa Barbara, Library—Santa Barbara, CA

Cylinder Preservation and Digitization Project
The University of California, Santa Barbara, Library has digitized 6,000 wax cylinder recordings from its collection and made these resources available online. The project has also developed a model for digitizing historic recordings on older formats such as cylinders, 78 rpm recordings, and unique acetate recordings, for delivery via the Internet.

David Seubert
Curator of the Performing Arts Collection
Davidson Library
University of California, Santa Barbara
Building 525, 3rd Floor, MC 9010
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-9010
Phone: 805-893-5444
Fax: 805-893-5749
Email: seubert@library.ucsb.edu
Project Website: http://cylinders.library.ucsb.edu


Autry National Center—Los Angeles, CA

Electronic Cataloging Initiative of the Autry National Center
The Electronic Cataloguing Initiative (ECI) of the Autry National Center seeks to create, update, or enhance records related to artifacts and archival materials in the permanent collections; to create digital images of these materials; and to make this data available to scholars, students and teachers, and the general public over the internet and through kiosk terminals on site at the Center. Advancement of the ECI is also enhancing the ability of Autry curatorial staff to research and organize future exhibitions. This project specifically targets materials held in the Southwest Museum and Braun Research Library collections, combining information about these collections with information about the collections at the Museum of the American West and the Autry Library. The ECI is an essential component in the Center's comprehensive efforts to conserve, protect, interpret, and create broad public access to the Southwest Museum's important collection of Native American and American Southwest material.

Rebecca Menendez
Project Manager, Electronic Cataloging Initiative
Collections Management Department
Autry National Center
4700 Western Heritage Way
Los Angeles, CA 90027
Phone: 323-667-2000 x 201
Fax: 323-663-4435
Email: rmenendez@autrynationalcenter.org
Project Website: http://www.autrynationalcenter.org/collections

Michigan State University Museum—East Lansing, MI

The Quilt Index: A Model for Distributed Online Management and Presentation of Thematic Collections
This project is developing a Quilt Index as an innovative national model for distributed online management and presentation of thematic collections for museums and libraries. The three main goals are to (1) create a critical mass of quilt objects and information online; (2) enhance online access to the U.S. quilt and quilt information collections in museums, libraries, and archives through improved content management and interoperability; and (3) enhance the value, usefulness, and relevance of the Index's thematic presentation. The model for distributed collections development around a theme can be applied to many different cultural heritage and natural resource areas, from fossil types to historic toy objects. The Index's innovative design pilots a distributed system for entering customized local data that can be replicated locally and shared globally. For libraries, museums, exhibitors, and collections with object-specific foci, the project will offer a model and a road map for creating an online preservation, management, and presentation system.

Marsha MacDowell, Ph.D.
Curator, Michigan State University Museum and Professor, Michigan State University
The Quilt Index, Co-Principal Investigator
West Circle Drive
Michigan State University Museum
East Lansing, MI 48824-1045
Phone: 517-355-2370
Email: macdowel@msu.edu

Mark Kornbluh, Ph.D.
Professor and Chairperson, Department of History, Michigan State University
Director, MATRIX: Center for Humane Arts, Letters, and Social Sciences OnLine
The Quilt Index, Co-Principal Investigator
310 Auditorium Bldg.
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824-1120
Phone: 517-355-9300
Email: kornbluh@msu.edu

Mary Worrall
Assistant Curator, Michigan State University Museum
The Quilt Index, Project Manager
West Circle Drive
Michigan State University Museum
East Lansing, MI 48824-1045
Phone: 517-355-2370
Email: worrall@msu.edu

Florida, Division of Library and Information Science, Bureau of Archives and Records Management—Tallahassee, FL

The Florida Folklife Digitization and Education Project
This project has digitized 12,000 images and created an index to 52,000 images and over 6,000 sound recordings from the Florida Folklife Collection documenting performances by, interviews with, and fieldwork surveys of folk musicians, craftspersons, storytellers, folklife interpreters and cultural tradition-bearers in such areas as children's lore, foodways, religious traditions, Native American culture, maritime traditions, ethnic folk culture, material culture, and occupational lore.

Joanna Norman
500 South Bronough Street
Mail Station 9A
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0250
Phone: 850-245-6700
Fax: 850-488-4894
Email: jnorman@mail.dos.state.fl.us
Project Website: http://www.floridamemory.com/Collections/folklife

Monticello/Thomas Jefferson Foundation—Charlottesville, VA

Thomas Jefferson's Libraries
In this project, all available information on the books of Thomas Jefferson (much of it in Jefferson's own hand) are being analyzed to create a complete inventory and annotated bibliographic database of his book collections including 5,000 titles that he sold to Congress in 1815 and 4,000 additional titles. The contents of twelve different lists will be available worldwide for searching through the Thomas Jefferson portal online catalog, enabling correlations between Jefferson's thinking and writing and the vast array of published material that was part of his known world. The principal activities include editing and transcribing manuscript sources, compiling full bibliographic records, and enhancing the title-by-title information with transcription, commentary, classifications, and references to current holdings.

Jack Robertson
Foundation Librarian
Jefferson Library, Thomas Jefferson Foundation
P.O. Box 316
Charlottesville, VA 22902
Phone: 434-984-7545
Email: jrobertson@monticello.org
Project Website: http://www.monticello.org/library

University of Southern California—Los Angeles, CA

The West Semitic Research and InscriptiFact Projects
"Developing Advanced Technologies for the Imaging of Cultural Heritage Objects"
The University of Southern California has formed a partnership with Cultural Heritage Imaging to develop a tool for three-dimensional, multi-view representation of cultural objects that will be downloadable and available over the Internet. Improving on an earlier version that visualized only one surface of an object, the new three-dimensional tool will be easily used by almost any museum. The target audience includes museums of all sizes, scholars and students of material culture, cultural heritage professionals, and the interested public. The project will also produce the complete process history for each digital object, enabling replication by scholars. It has the potential to set a new standard of best practice for digital representations of cultural heritage objects.

Dr. Bruce E. Zuckerman
Director, West Semitic Research and InscriptiFact
Projects Director, Archaeological Research Collection University of Southern California Ahmanson Center
130 Los Angeles, CA 90089-1481
Phone: 213-740-0271
Email: bzuckerm@usc.edu

Renaissance Society—Chicago, IL

The Renaissance Society Online Exhibition Archive: 1915–present
The Renaissance Society, founded in 1915, is one of the nation's longest-running museums devoted to art of the current moment. As a non-collecting institution, The Society offers a lasting contribution to art history through the documentation of its exhibitions, which trace the development of contemporary art through every major movement in the last century. The Society's current digital archive project uses Internet technologies to expand the museum's website into a vivid public archive, providing unprecedented access to archival images, essays, and other descriptive materials from the entire programming history. Project activities accomplished so far include the development of a searchable database platform on the website, which allows visitors to research information by artist name, exhibition title, date, or artistic media. Photographic and textual archives for the last 174 exhibitions dating from 1971 to the present have been digitized and are now available online, including more than 2,800 images, 109 essays, and four audio-visual clips of video-taped artist talks. In the next phases of the project, The Society will focus on adding more audio-visual components and integrating archival material from 1915 to 1970.

Lori Bartman
Director of Development
The Renaissance Society
5811 South Ellis Avenue 4th Floor
Chicago, IL 60637
Phone: 773-702-8670
Fax: 773-702-9669
Email: lbartman@renaissancesociety.org
Project Website: www.renaissancesociety.org