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Prospecting Virtual Collections
Abstract Virtual collections are a distinct sub-species of digital collections and digital archives. Archivists and curators in their professional roles do not construct virtual collections; rather
Employing Virtualization in Library Computing: Use Cases and Lessons Learned
TLDR
A broad overview of virtualization technology is provided and several examples of its use at the University of California, San Diego Libraries are described and a discussion of potential enterprise impacts on the library infrastructure is discussed.
The Archivists' Toolkit: Another Step Toward Streamlined Archival Processing
TLDR
The Archivists' Toolkit is a software application currently in development and designed to support the creation and management of archival information, including some of the problems the application is designed to resolve.
Chronopolis Digital Preservation Network
TLDR
The major themes within Chronopolis are explored, including: the philosophy and theory behind a nationally federated data grid for preservation, the core tools and technologies used in Chronopolis, and how the network plans to strengthen and broaden with enhanced services and new customers.
Building a demonstration prototype for the preservation of large-scale multimedia collections
The NSF-DIGARCH is building digital preservation lifecycle management infrastructure for the preservation of large-scale multimedia collections. The infrastructure consists of interfaces to TV
Generating Metadata for Digital Preservation: the Chronopolis Scenario
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A subset of the Chronopolis Project team, the Metadata Working Group made an analysis of the system by tracing a digital object through the system, and system activities were divided into Event Types and metadata gathered by the digital object on its wayThrough the system were documented.
Many Horses: Context Collisions in the Networked Catalog - eScholarship
When multiple catalogs are commingled, as is happening now with the advent of next-generation catalogs, context collisions occur, producing ambiguity and uncertainty in the catalog when the opposite
Sharing Metadata: Building Collections and Communities
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The speakers in this session will describe the benefits of creating repurposable metadata discoverable in multiple environments; discuss some of the obstacles challenging institutions to create sharable metadata; compare two mechanisms; and share some success stories where leveraging metadata in social networking environments helped users discover the breadth and depth of an institution's collections.
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