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Tuesday, October 27 • 9:00am - 10:30am
Update on Spotlight: A Self-Service Tool... • Beyond the Early Modern OCR Project • APRICOT: Pedagogical Hub for Medieval Studies • Mirador: A Cross-Repository Image Comparison and... • Getting It Together! Automating Standardized Technical...

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Presentation 1
Update on Spotlight: A Self-Service Tool for Showcasing Digital Collections
Stanford University has recently enhanced Spotlight, an open source application that enables librarians, curators, and others to easily build web-based exhibits that showcase digital collections. In this project update we'll review the main features of Spotlight by demonstrating several examples of Spotlight-built exhibits and discussing the experience of the curators who built them. We'll also describe the technical requirements for adopting Spotlight, and highlight the potential for other institutions to customize and extend Spotlight's capabilities for their own needs while contributing to its growth as an open source project.

Presenters: Gary Geisler (Stanford University), Stuart Snydman (Stanford University)

Presentation 2
Beyond the Early Modern OCR Project
The Mellon Foundation grant-funded Early Modern OCR Project (eMOP) is nearing the completion of 2+ years of work at the Initiative for Digital Humanities, Media, and Culture (IDHMC). As part of our mission, the eMOP team and the IDHMC are eager to share the results of our research. We want to ensure that the tools and techniques developed by eMOP remain viable and robust into the future by spreading the word about the tools we have created and their capabilities to scholars and librarians, to encourage use, get feedback and find new partners to continue early modern OCR development.

Presenter: Matthew Christy (Texas A&M University)

Presentation 3
APRICOT: A Pedagogical Hub for Medieval Studies
The session will introduce APRICOT, a pedagogical hub for medieval and early modern studies. Designed by library-based CLIR postdoctoral fellows, the hub is intended to assist the sharing and dissemination of teaching materials, provide peer-review and metrics suitable for tenure committees and job search, and create a community of support and practice around teaching the Middle Ages. We will present the results of our environmental scan, discuss our use cases and implementation paths, and unveil our prototype site. The choice of Omeka as a platform for APRICOT will be examined. The session will culminate with a discussion of future strategies.

Presenters: Tamsyn Rose-Steel (Johns Hopkins University)
Co-Authors: Ece Turnator (University of Texas, Austin), Alexandra Bolintineanu (University of Toronto), Matthew Evan Davis (North Carolina State University)

Presentation 4
Mirador: A Cross-Repository Image Comparison and Annotation Tool
Mirador (http://projectmirador.org) is an open-source, web based, multi-window, image viewing platform with the ability to zoom, display, compare and annotate images from around the world. It is a collaborative software development effort, driven largely by institutions interested in leveraging the International Image Interoperability Framework to support comparative and interactive uses of image-based resources across libraries, museums and archives. This project update will report on the latest development progress on Mirador, as well how Mirador is being used to advance novel forms of instruction and research.

Presenters: Stuart Snydman (Stanford University), Drew Winget (Stanford University)

Presentation 5
Getting It Together! Automating Standardized Technical Metadata for Images and Audio
Effective management of digital content for long term access may depend heavily upon the availability of good technical metadata. However, the generation of this metadata in current schemas is not straightforward and may be complex. Even the testing of files for validity of format can have surprising results. At the University of Alabama, we have developed methods to automate much of this process for image and audio content, to reduce time and cost. By validating formats prior to ingest and capturing standardized technical metadata, we strive to ensure that what we are preserving can be migrated in the future.

Presenter: Jody DeRidder (University of Alabama)

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Matt Christy

Associate Director for Technology and eResources, Baylor Health Sciences Library
We just migrated to Alma/Primo last May and we're still trying to figure out how a lot of this stuff works.

Gary Geisler

UX Designer, Stanford University
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Tamsyn Rose-Steel

Digital Scholarship Specialist, Johns Hopkins University
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Stuart Snydman

Associate Director for Digital Strategy, Stanford University Libraries

Drew Winget

Visualization Engineer, Stanford University Libraries

Tuesday October 27, 2015 9:00am - 10:30am PDT
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