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									HBCU Digitization Initiative
 Alabama State University
           Cedric Davis
      Alabama State University
           June 26,2006
o   Materials Selected
o   Rational for Selected Materials
o   Management of Selected Materials
o   Access to Selected Materials
o   Equipment
Materials Selected
o   Presidents

o   Buildings

o   Early documents

o   Bulletins/Publications
Rationale for Selections
o   Agreement among participating HBCUs

o   Opportunity to compile origins of institution

o   Demand for materials/Customer interest

o   Legal Issues/Copyright

o   Promote research

o   Access to African American History
Management of Collection

o   Archivist

o   Cataloger

o   Selected staff members

o   Scanning Technician
Management Continued…

o   Controlled environment

o   Meta-data system

o   Quality Control
o   Secure environment at ASU

o   Shared secure server with other HBCUs

o   Dissemination of CD/DVD

o   Incentive to digitize/archive other
o   Server

o   Acquisition Station

o   Scanner
The CONTENTdm Server requires the following:

Microsoft® Windows ServerTM 2000 or 2003, Linux, or SunTM
SolarisTM 8 or higher
Dedicated Web server (IIS 4.0 or later with Windows®, Apache with
Intel® Pentium® 4 processor (with Windows or Linux)
Recommended 1GB+ RAM Adequate disk space to hold your
collection. (The most common file types within collections are JPEGs
with an average file size of 100KB. Five hundred JPEG images would
require about 50MB of disk space. Larger image files or audio and
video files require additional disk space. Assuming an average file size
of 100KB, a one gigabyte system can store up to 10,000 display-
quality JPEG-compressed images. Each additional gigabyte adds the
capacity to store an additional 10,000 images.)
Acquisition Station
The CONTENTdm Acquisition Station requires the
Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional or Windows XP
Intel Pentium 4 processor
Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0
Minimum 256MB RAM
100MB of available hard-disk space for installation
Minimum display resolution of 1024 x 768
128Kbps or faster connection
Acrobat® Reader® 5.0 or Adobe® Reader 6.0 or later
Scanner/Scanning Software
o   Epson Expression 10000XL
o   Epson Scan
o   ABBY Fine Reader
o   Photoshop CS2
o   Adobe Acrobat Professional Edition
o   CONTENTdm software
o   Administrative Issues

o   Technology Issues

o   Training
The Future
o   Digitize other collections

o   Digitizing opportunities with other HBCUs,
Thank You!

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