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					Gael Stream, Gaelic, and
Digitization
   Rita Campbell, Special Projects Librarian
   Sheldon MacDonald, Special Projects Assistant
   Susan Cameron, Celtic Collection Librarian

                                      Angus L. Macdonald Library
                                      St. Francis Xavier University
Gael Stream

    1977-82: Field Recordings & cataloguing
         StFX Celtic Department (Sr. Margaret MacDonell and John Shaw)
          Field recordings done of some of the last native Gaelic speakers in
          Nova Scotia
         Collection accessed on reel-to-reel, indexed on catalogue cards
    1982-2005:Cards typed into database; reel-to-reel converted to
     cassettes
    2005:LAC grant
         Kathleen MacKenzie, StFX Archives & Jamie MacDonald, StFX
          Celtic Studies professor received LAC grant to digitize the 350 reel-
          to-reel tapes of the CBGFC & create website; partnered with NS
          Highland Village
    2006: Gael Stream launched
    2007: StFX Library digitizing other Gaelic material; regional
     group formed to cooperate on digital initiatives
Gael Stream / Sruth nan Gaidheal
Project
 The objective of the project is to present   Subject areas
    a comprehensive, animated, and
    interactive discussion and                 Cape Breton Gaelic Folklore
    interpretation of Nova Scotian              Collection
    Scottish Gaelic culture and life from
    the 18th to the 20th centuries.”           Education
                                               Everyday Life
 “The website will record the life and
    culture of early Highland Scots in         The Gaelic Language
    Nova Scotia. It will also relate the
    immigration story, the struggles the       Gaelic Folklore in Nova
    people faced, how they supported            Scotia
    themselves, how they adapted to
    their new environment, how their           Immigration
    communities grew, while at the same
    time how the Highland Scottish             Industry
    culture was sustained and                  Music and Culture
    preserved…
                                               Politics
                                               Religion
Gael Stream - Technical

  Greenstone Digital Library Software
  Qualified Dublin Core metadata
  Archival files in WAV
  Presentation files in MP3
  Documents in whatever format we
   received them (not ideal)
Gael Stream / Sruth nan Gaidheal
The Digitization Lab
 Set up to digitize       Required
  English print           Space
  Gaelic print
  Audio                  Bindery
                           Repurposed
 Future                    Equipment (cutter,
  Video                    grinder)
  Microfilm/microfiche    Secure
                           Internet access
                           space
Required                  Pictures
 Space


Bindery
 Repurposed
 Equipment (cutter,
  grinder)
 Secure
 Internet access
 space
Our lab

 PRINT
  Flat bed scanner (types)
  BookDrive DIY ATIZ.com
  Abbyyfine Reader 8.0 OCR software
   (site license)
  2 workstations, for OCR and scanning
Our lab

 AUDIO
  Mac computer
  PC workstation
  Reel-to-reel players (6-8 to get one
   operational and right tape speed)
  Cassette player
  Mixer?
  Amplifiers
Staffing: Digitization Unit

  Rita Campbell, Special Projects
   Librarian, Oversees project
  Sheldon MacDonald, Special Projects
   Assistant, Lab Manager, copyright, etc.
  Brad Dewar, Digitization Programmer,
   technical support, audio
  Students, 3-5 at any time
Process

  Identifying material
  Copyright and permissions
  Scanning
  Optical Character Recognition
  Storage
  Versions of files – tiff, jpeg, pdf, xml
  Presentation – Greenstone, ContentDM
 Rita Campbell rcampbel@stfx.ca
 Sheldon MacDonald smacdona@stfx.ca


Choice of tour
 Tour of Celtic Collection
 Tour of Digitization Lab

				
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