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					Cultural Heritage Digitisation
         Programme
           Joan Ward
   An Chomhairle Leabharlanna
       The Library Council
               Overview
• Cultural Heritage Digitisation Background

• Digitisation Programmes - Components

• Digitisation Opportunities & Challenges
     Cultural Heritage Digitisation
              Background
• Branching Out

• Branching Out steering Panel

• Cultural Heritage Panel

• 2002 – 2008

• Partners
     Digitisation Programmes

• Pilot Phase
  – Pilot projects & national digitisation network
• National Digitisation Strategy
  – National gateway and individual local studies
    websites
  – Resource website
www.askaboutireland.ie
     Digitisation Programmes

• Educational content development
• National datasets
  – Irish Times Archive, Historic Maps, Griffith’s
    Valuation,
    Digital Books
• New content
Student Zone
       Challenges & Opportunities

•   Partnership
•   Funding
•   Drivers
•   Planning & Co-ordination
    – Co-operation
• Flexible planning
• Flexible models
• User focus
     Opportunities & Challenges

•   Staff availability
•   Dedicated digitisation units
•   Content & Selection
•   In house / Outsource
•   Content Publishing
•   Copyright & IPR
•   Metadata
•   Access
      Challenges & Opportunities

•   Expertise continuity
•   Training & refresher training
•   Content Currency
•   Website currency – content storage media, website
    development & management, software applications versions /
    backward compatibility

• Future Proofing

				
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