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					     Imaging Projects
            at
   NOAA Central Library

Foreign Climate Data Project
  U.S. Daily Weather Maps
  Monthly Weather Review
   Diana Abney and Doria Grimes
    NOAA Librarian’s Workshop
          March 26, 2003
          Challenges

Technical problems

 Not enough available server space.
 Server not available from April to
 August 2002.
 Unplanned downtime from parent
 organization.
          Challenges
Limited Personnel

 One FTE to manage the workflow.
 1/4 FTE to create, update and maintain
 web site and links.
 Received only $25K for labor in FY02.
 Requirement to load over 1000+ CDs for 4
 NOAA projects.
 Requirement to link over 1000+ CDs and
 images for 4 NOAA projects.
                 Challenges
Digitization & Processing Challenges
  Special handling of documents that are
     brittle
     torn
     oversize

 CDMP contractor Discovery phase to
 determine proper format
     B&W or grayscale
     tiff
     pdf
     djvu
           Challenges
Digitization & Processing Challenges
 Staying abreast of the new formats,
 standards, software, technology, etc.

 Compression issues and file size
   Accomplishments
Library CDMP Team is Winner of
2002 Administrator=s Award.
Digital programs are viewed as
institutional assets.
Imaging and QA completed on 3
projects.
Experience gained for more complex
projects.
   Accomplishments

Partnerships within NOAA - Office of
Coast Survey, NOS -- U.S. Coast
Pilot.
Partnerships with private sector -
American Meteorological Society,
Monthly Weather Review.
    Lessons Learned
In spite of advanced planning and hard
work, there will be many obstacles beyond
your control.
Maintaining a digital collection requires
constant care (above regular duties).
Expect delays.
Limited personnel affects project
completion.
Develop partnerships.
     Lessons Learned
Promote/Market all projects within
and outside of Agency:
Brochures
Presentations at conferences (AMS)
Press releases
Publish articles

				
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