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					Boston College Digital Projects




Bob Gerrity
Associate University Librarian
Library Systems & Information Technology
Boston College Libraries




26 April, 2010          AJCU Panel on Digital Initiatives   1
Need for Radical Restructuring:




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Major Current Initiatives:
 Hanvey Photographic
  Archive
      (17K photographic
       images)
 W.B. Yeats collection
      notebooks,
       manuscripts,
       correspondence
 Boston Pilot
      began publication in
       1829, oldest Catholic
       newspaper in US
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Ongoing Initiatives:
 eScholarship@BC
 e-journal publishing
  support
 ETDs
 Internet Archive (via
  Boston Library
  Consortium)
 Selected faculty-
  provided collections


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Infrastructure:
 Digital Asset
  Management System
 Next-gen discovery
  layer
 Preservation
 e-Journal publishing
  system
 Scanning Lab



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Staff Supporting Digital Initiatives:
 Technical--
      Digital Imaging Librarian
            +2 FT scanning technicians
      Digital Library Systems Analyst
      Digital Collections Librarian
      Web Designer
 Other—
      Special Collections Staff (Archivists, Conservator)
      Metadata Services
      Subject Specialists



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How we organize:
 Minimal formal organizational structure around
  digital initiatives
 Project-based teams (e.g., Hanvey)
 Streamlined decision making
          Project sponsors fill out online submission form
          Selection priorities
          Technical review
          University Librarian/University Libraries Advisory
           Council
 Project vs. Program//Capability vs. capacity

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