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  1. Boston College Digital Projects <ul><li>Bob Gerrity </li></ul><ul><li>Associate University Librarian…
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  • 1. Boston College Digital Projects <ul><li>Bob Gerrity </li></ul><ul><li>Associate University Librarian </li></ul><ul><li>Library Systems & Information Technology </li></ul><ul><li>Boston College Libraries </li></ul>26 April, 2010 AJCU Panel on Digital Initiatives
  • 2. Need for Radical Restructuring: 26 April, 2010 AJCU Panel on Digital Initiatives
  • 3. Major Current Initiatives: <ul><li>Hanvey Photographic Archive </li></ul><ul><ul><li>(17K photographic images) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>W.B. Yeats collection </li></ul><ul><ul><li>notebooks, manuscripts, correspondence </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Boston Pilot </li></ul><ul><ul><li>began publication in 1829, oldest Catholic newspaper in US </li></ul></ul>26 April, 2010 AJCU Panel on Digital Initiatives
  • 4. Ongoing Initiatives: <ul><li>eScholarship@BC </li></ul><ul><li>e-journal publishing support </li></ul><ul><li>ETDs </li></ul><ul><li>Internet Archive (via Boston Library Consortium) </li></ul><ul><li>Selected faculty-provided collections </li></ul>26 April, 2010 AJCU Panel on Digital Initiatives
  • 5. Infrastructure: <ul><li>Digital Asset Management System </li></ul><ul><li>Next-gen discovery layer </li></ul><ul><li>Preservation </li></ul><ul><li>e-Journal publishing system </li></ul><ul><li>Scanning Lab </li></ul>26 April, 2010 AJCU Panel on Digital Initiatives
  • 6. Staff Supporting Digital Initiatives: <ul><li>Technical-- </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Digital Imaging Librarian </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>+2 FT scanning technicians </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Digital Library Systems Analyst </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Digital Collections Librarian </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Web Designer </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Other— </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Special Collections Staff (Archivists, Conservator) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Metadata Services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Subject Specialists </li></ul></ul>26 April, 2010 AJCU Panel on Digital Initiatives
  • 7. How we organize: <ul><li>Minimal formal organizational structure around digital initiatives </li></ul><ul><li>Project-based teams (e.g., Hanvey ) </li></ul><ul><li>Streamlined decision making </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Project sponsors fill out online submission form </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Selection priorities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Technical review </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>University Librarian/University Libraries Advisory Council </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Project vs. Program//Capability vs. capacity </li></ul>26 April, 2010 AJCU Panel on Digital Initiatives
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