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Traditional Processing Meets Islandora

Coles, Betsy and Piccio, Elisa and Soprano, Maria (2016) Traditional Processing Meets Islandora. In: Society of California Archivists Annual General Meeting, April 7-9, 2016, Santa Rosa, CA. (Unpublished)

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The Caltech Archives have been digitizing the papers of Paul B. MacCready, a major figure in aeronautical engineering in the second half of the 20th century. His papers include notebooks, diaries, correspondence, drawings, photographs, and audiovisual material. Islandora was chosen as the platform for access and preservation. The collection had previously been processed and a finding aid had been created. We present three innovations that have contributed to efficient digitization and ingest into Islandora, and to optimal user experience. We created a naming scheme for digitized files based on the series, box, and folder numbering of the collection. This allowed us to automatically match files with descriptive metadata and to create local identifier links as part of the ingested metadata in Islandora. We built on UCLA’s prior work to allow navigation of the collection by means of the finding aid, which is displayed in Islandora and contains links to folders. This gives intellectual context to searches. Finally, we have been working to incorporate the IIIF-compliant Universal Viewer as an additional viewer available for multipage objects.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Other)
Coles, Betsy0000-0002-8422-4591
Subject Keywords:Islandora, archives, archival, digitization
Record Number:CaltechAUTHORS:20160407-182631979
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Deposited On:09 Apr 2016 14:35
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