Overview of content related to 'provenance' http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/taxonomy/term/1434/all?article-type=&term=&organisation=&project=&author=michael%20day&issue= RSS feed with Ariadne content related to specified tag en Book Review: Preparing Collections for Digitization http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue67/day-rvw <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue67/day-rvw#author1">Michael Day</a> reviews a recently published book on the selection and preparation of archive and library collections for digitisation.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Over the past 20 years a great deal of information and guidance has been published to support cultural heritage organisations interested in undertaking digitisation projects. It is well over a decade now since the seminal Joint National Preservation Office and Research Libraries Group Preservation Conference on <em>Guidelines for digital imaging</em> [<a href="#1">1</a>] and standard introductory texts on digitisation like Anne Kenney and Oya Rieger's <em>Moving theory into practice</em> [<a href="#2">2</a>] and Stuart Lee's <em>Digital imaging: a practical handbook</em> [<a href="#3">3</a>] are of a similar age - although still extremely useful. More up-to-date guidance is also available from services like JISC Digital Media [<a href="#4">4</a>] and the Federal Agencies Digitization Guidelines Initiative [<a href="#5">5</a>].</p> <p><!-- <img alt="Book cover: Preparing Collections for Digitization" src="http://ariadne-media.ukoln.info/grfx/img/issue67-day-rvw/711-1.jpg" style="float: right; width: 102px; height: 152px; " title="Book cover: Preparing Collections for Digitization" /> --><!-- <img alt="Book cover: Preparing Collections for Digitization" src="http://ariadne-media.ukoln.info/grfx/img/issue67-day-rvw/711-1.jpg" style="float: right; width: 102px; height: 152px; " title="Book cover: Preparing Collections for Digitization" /> --></p><p>Into this mix comes this new book on the preparation of collections for digitisation by Anna Bülow and Jess Ahmon, respectively Head of Preservation and Preservation Officer at The National Archives in Kew, London. The book claims to fill a gap in the existing literature, covering the practical aspects of safeguarding collections during image capture. It is perhaps worth noting upfront that the main focus of the book is on textual resources and documentary records, meaning that it would seem to be most useful for those working in the libraries and archives sectors.</p> <p>The first chapter provides some essential context, linking digitisation initiatives to the ongoing collection management practices of archives and libraries. It makes the general point that collection management has three main aspects: the <em>development</em>, <em>use</em> and <em>preservation</em> of collections.</p> <blockquote><p>Collection management involves making well informed decisions in order to prioritise actions and optimise the allocation of resources to maintain as much accessible value as possible. (p. 5)</p></blockquote> <p>Bülow and Ahmon argue that digital technologies have created new challenges for collection management, e.g. being partly responsible for a shift in attention from the development and <em>preservation</em> role to the development and <em>use</em> role. In practice, however, the link between the roles can be more nuanced. For example, in some cases digitisation may benefit conservation aims by helping to reduce the physical handling of fragile materials. In general, however, the authors feel that while the long-term sustainability challenges of digital content remain unresolved, "digitization of any book or document cannot be seen as a preservation measure for the original itself." (p. 8). The chapter concludes with a brief outline of the four phases of digitisation, each of which is made up of multiple steps. Of these, this book focuses primarily on the first two stages, covering all of the tasks that need to be done prior to imaging (e.g. selection, rights clearance, document preparation) as well as those associated with the digitisation process itself (imaging, quality assurance, transcription, metadata creation). The remaining two stages, chiefly facilitating use and sustainability, are not dealt with in any detail by this book.</p> <p></p><p><a href="http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue67/day-rvw" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue67 review michael day harvard university jisc jisc digital media library association the national archives ukoln university of bath algorithm archives digital media digital preservation digitisation file format interoperability metadata preservation provenance research resource description standards tiff Sun, 03 Jul 2011 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1633 at http://live.ariadne.ac.uk Metadata: Preservation 2000 http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue26/metadata <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue26/metadata#author1">Michael Day</a> reports on the Digital Preservation conference held in York in December 2000.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Cedars conference, "Preservation 2000: an International Conference on the Preservation and Long Term Accessibility of Digital Materials," was held at the Viking Moat House Hotel in York on 7-8 December 2000. There were over 150 participants, about one half from outside the UK. As a prelude to the conference proper, a one-day workshop entitled "Information Infrastructures for Digital Preservation" was held at the same venue on the 6 December. This workshop mostly concerned preservation metadata and attracted over 70 participants.</p> <p><a href="http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue26/metadata" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue26 event report michael day bbc bnf british library cornell university digital preservation coalition harvard university jisc national library of australia national library of the netherlands oais oclc stanford university ukoln university of bath university of cambridge university of glasgow university of london dner elib accessibility archives cache data data model database dcmes digital archive digital library digital preservation digital repositories digitisation dublin core framework identifier intellectual property interoperability licence metadata national library preservation preservation metadata prism provenance repositories research schema software standardisation ulcc url vocabularies xml Wed, 10 Jan 2001 00:00:00 +0000 editor 758 at http://live.ariadne.ac.uk Metadata for Digital Preservation: An Update http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue22/metadata <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue22/metadata#author1">Michael Day</a> discusses 'Metadata for Digital Preservation'.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>In May 1997, the present author produced a short article for this column entitled "Extending metadata for digital preservation" [<a href="#1">1</a>]. The article introduced the idea of using metadata-based methods as a means of helping to manage the process of preserving digital information objects. At the time the article was first published, the term 'metadata' was just beginning to be used by the library and information community (and others) to describe 'data about data' that could be used for resource discovery.</p> <p><a href="http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue22/metadata" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue22 regular column michael day d-lib magazine iso jisc massachusetts institute of technology monash university national library of australia national library of the netherlands oais the national archives ukoln university of bath university of cambridge university of oxford university of pittsburgh elib archives authentication cataloguing copyright data data management data model digital archive digital object identifier digital preservation doi dublin core dublin core metadata initiative framework higher education hypertext identifier intellectual property interoperability metadata national library operating system pdi preservation preservation metadata provenance repositories research resource discovery schema software standardisation standards taxonomy url usability Tue, 21 Dec 1999 00:00:00 +0000 editor 667 at http://live.ariadne.ac.uk Metadata: Workshop in Luxembourg http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue20/metadata <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue20/metadata#author1">Michael Day</a> and <a href="/issue20/metadata#author2">Andy Stone</a> report on the Third Metadata Workshop in Luxembourg.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Metadata Workshop held in Luxembourg on the 12 April was the third in an ongoing series of such meetings. The first Metadata Workshop was held in December 1997 and included a tutorial on metadata provided by UKOLN, some project presentations and break-out sessions on various metadata issues [<a href="#1">1</a>, <a href="#2">2</a>]. The second workshop, held in June 1998, concentrated more on technical and strategic issues [<a href="#3">3</a>].</p> <p><a href="http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue20/metadata" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue20 regular column andy stone michael day d-lib magazine elsevier ietf iso jisc library of congress niso oais the national archives ukoln university of bath university of bristol university of oxford w3c elib archives bibliographic control bibliographic data cataloguing copyright data digital archive digital object identifier digital preservation digitisation doi dublin core dublin core metadata initiative framework higher education identifier infrastructure interoperability metadata metadata model multimedia national library pics preservation preservation metadata provenance purl rdf research resource description resource discovery schema standardisation standards url urn usability xml Mon, 21 Jun 1999 23:00:00 +0000 editor 615 at http://live.ariadne.ac.uk Metadata: Image Retrieval http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue19/metadata <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue19/metadata#author1">Michael Day</a> reports on combining content-based and metadata-based approaches.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="UKOLN-page-body"> <h3 id="Introduction">Introduction</h3> <p>Image-based information is a key component of human progress in a number of distinct subject domains and digital image retrieval is a fast-growing research area with regard to both still and moving images. In order to address some relevant issues the Second UK Conference on Image Retrieval - the Challenge of Image Retrieval (CIR 99) was held in Newcastle upon Tyne on the 25 and 26 February 1999 [<a href="#1">1</a>]. Participants included both researchers and practitioners in the area of image retrieval.</p> </div><p><a href="http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue19/metadata" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue19 regular column michael day alt british library carnegie mellon university ibm iso jisc library association mpeg open university robert gordon university south bank university ukoln university of bath university of bristol university of cambridge university of chicago university of east anglia university of illinois university of lancaster university of northumbria at newcastle archives data database digital library dublin core framework higher education html information retrieval intellectual property metadata multimedia preservation provenance research search technology software standards url usability video Fri, 19 Mar 1999 00:00:00 +0000 editor 593 at http://live.ariadne.ac.uk Metadata Corner: Working Meeting on Electronic Records Research http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue10/metadata <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue10/metadata#author1">Michael Day</a> reports from the Working Meeting on Electronic Records Research, held in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania May 29-31, 1997.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Archivists and records managers share an interest in the archival management and preservation of what are today known as electronic records. Recognition of important issues related to the archival management of electronic records dates back to the early 1970s when archivists began to investigate the accessioning of what were then known as machine-readable data files.</p> <p><a href="http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue10/metadata" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue10 regular column michael day ukoln university of pittsburgh elib aggregation archives ascii data data management database digital library digital preservation dublin core hypertext identifier metadata preservation provenance research software Fri, 18 Jul 1997 23:00:00 +0000 editor 371 at http://live.ariadne.ac.uk Extending Metadata for Digital Preservation http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue9/metadata <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue9/metadata#author1">Michael Day</a> suggests how the concept of metadata could be extended to provide information in the specific field of digital preservation.</p> </div> </div> </div> <h3 id="Metadata_for_resource_discovery_and_access">Metadata for resource discovery and access</h3> <p>When the library and information community discuss metadata, the most common analogy given is the library catalogue record. Priscilla Caplan, for example, has defined metadata as a neutral term for cataloguing without the "excess baggage" of the Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules or the MARC formats <a href="#fn1">[1]</a>. The most well-known metadata initiative, the Dubin Core Metadata Element Set, has the specific aim of supporting resource discovery in a network environment.</p> <p><a href="http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue9/metadata" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue9 tooled up michael day british library d-lib magazine ncsa oclc ukoln university of bath university of cambridge university of pittsburgh elib niss sosig archives authentication bibliographic data cataloguing data digital library digital preservation dublin core ftp gopher identifier information retrieval interoperability marc metadata preservation preservation metadata provenance research resource discovery search technology software standards Sun, 18 May 1997 23:00:00 +0000 editor 324 at http://live.ariadne.ac.uk