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Tuesday, August 18 • 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Research Forum Poster: Establishing the In-House Internet Archive Digitization Workflow

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The Internet Archive hosts many digitized assets from the University of Maryland Libraries, and its staff performs the large scale scanning. There are some archival materials, however, that due to their size, quantity, and/or fragility, student digitization assistants scan on site in the Hornbake Digitization Center in College Park, Maryland. In the spring of 2014, I helped to establish a workflow and documentation to track the materials as they progressed through description, digitization, and batch upload publication. The previously undocumented activities are now identified and assigned to the appropriate Libraries staff. This poster demonstrates how people in many departments—Special Collections and University Archives, Metadata Services Department, Digital Conversion and Media Reformatting, and Digital Programs and Initiatives—make this work happen as efficiently and effectively as possible.

About the Author:

Eric Cartier is the Digital Librarian in the Digital Conversion and Media Reformatting Department at the University of Maryland, College Park Libraries. Since October 2012, he has managed daily operations in the Hornbake Digitization Center, where digitization assistants create digital surrogates of paper-based and photographic materials, as well as sound recordings in many formats. Eric previously worked as an audio preservation technician at the Harry Ransom Center in Austin, where he earned his Masters of Science in Information Studies from the University of Texas, and where he played drums in The Banned Books. He currently serves on the Steering Committee of the Society of American Archivists Recorded Sound Roundtable and plays keyboards in the band Bounce Pass.

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Eric Cartier

Digital Librarian, University of Maryland Libraries

Tuesday August 18, 2015 1:30pm - 2:30pm EDT
Room 26A Cleveland Convention Center, 300 Lakeside Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44114

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