Dec 30, 2015
Integrating Libraries and Electronic PublishingThe DART Project at Columbia University
Ann Miller, David Millman, and Kate Wittenberg
Educational MissionTo help undergraduate students gain insight into the ways in which anthropologists conduct research and draw conclusionsTo improve information literacy of undergraduate anthropology students through use of structured yet unfiltered digital resources
E-Publishing MissionTo develop a digital library infrastructure that will store digital resources so that they can be used in flexible waysTo catalogue digital assets embedded within complex learning tools so that they can be used for broader research and/or teaching goals
Case 1:The Ethnographic ImaginationModules present digitized selections from ethnographers field notes, published work, video interview Students interpret a village census; explore stages of observation; compare ethnographers conclusionsAssignments include writing about path from field data to ethnographyFocus is on increasing students grasp of how anthropological knowledge is created
Case 2: Intro to South Asian CultureOnline syllabus that links to catalogued digital assets (primary texts, maps, photos, video)Teacher builds class assignments around these assets (response to specific questions, essays on readings, and full research paper)Increasing levels of interaction with library materials throughout the semester
Digital Teaching Tools and Research Library ResourcesFocus on the relationship between the closed world of the classroom and teaching tools, and the open world of the WebCan students explore freely the vast array of research tools available through the Web, while still having an appropriate level of guidance concerning how to select and evaluate the sources that they find?
Unlimited Information as Benefit or Obstacle to LearningHow do we make information meaningful to users with diverse skills and needs?Future work will explore how to find the right balance between directed and unfiltered presentation of digital teaching and research materials in electronic publications
TechnologyAccommodate different styles for teaching fall 04 (South Asian History & Culture): web browser focus (syllabus navigation)spring 05 (Ethnographic Imagination): digital resource focus (primary source navigation)fall 05 (planning): considering mobile device in DL discovery & retrievalWeb services import/exportAccess managementMetadata: versions revisited
Syllabus web navigation
User Experiencecourse web sitecatalog viewslocal holdingsremoteholdings
Primary Source Navigation
Link idiom in browser
Navigation tool in browser
Primary source reference db
AcquisitionDART catalogDART contentlocal workflowDART facultyDigital South Asia LibraryDSAL @ U ChicagoCambridge Univ Libraryinstitutional repository(proposed)Tibetan-Himalayan DLthdl @ U of VirginiaOAIDSpaceFedoraPublishers& Archivesmapping
AccessDART catalogDART contentOAIMETSSakai/OKIIMS/CPbrowserhtmlJSR170library & repository environmentscollaborative & learningenvironmentsMPEG21/DIDZ39.50openURL
Access Managementbi-lateral Shibboleth federation with LSE
technology ok, though evolving
federation scalability challengesprocess documentationpolicylegal
VersionsLots of metadata moving around
Identifiers back in the forefront?
Evolution of OAI-PMH ?
Simple OAI record
oai:dspace.cam.ac.uk:1810_449 2004-09-20T14:50:13Z cam cam:aa https://www.dspace.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/449?mode=full Interview of Professor Haimendorf by Alan Macfarlane A long interview of the many fieldwork ... Nepal DSpace at Cambridge No rights to the use of these metadata are granted except by prior agreement.
Exposure via OAI provenance
oai:lib.uchicago.edu:ta013 2004-10-08T18:50:13Z dsal dsal:hensley http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/org/dsal/ima... Gate into Taj grounds ... The University of Chicago Library No rights to the use of these...
oai:dart.columbia.edu:dart0023 2004-10-08T18:50:13Z dsal dsal:hensley https://dart.columbia.edu/main/DART-0023.html Photograph of Gate Into Taj Grounds image Hensley, Glenn S. ...
oai:dart.columbia.edu:dart0023 ... https://dart.columbia.edu/main/DART-0023.html Photograph of Gate Into Taj Grounds ... This image was resized to 700 by 800 pixels, and cropped around a sketch at the corner of a notebook... http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/ org/dsal/images/hensley/ta013 2004-10-07T06:05:04Z
Next StepsExport to local course management system (pilot Sakai-based)Experiment with non-html tools for content viewing / navigationWider discussion of versioning issues