Ebooks have changed the publishing world as we know, but it is easy to overlook the impact digital publishing has had on the library system. Two library systems alone —Toronto Public Library and King County Library System in Washington— have seen more than 2 million checkouts from OverDrive, the digital distributor for most libraries.
It’s that time of year when we look back and forward simultaneously. Looking back at what we have accomplished while looking forward with anticipation as to what opportunities and yes, challenges, the new year will bring to each of us and the industries we work in.
As another example of digital replacing paper, the Oneida County District Attorney’s Office, the first in New York state, is very close to going paperless.
Here we are at the beginning of a new year. Resolutions aside, it is great time to take inventory of your records and evaluate your records management plan.
This interesting topic came from The Ancient World Online blog, in their post,”Reception of Antiquity in a Semantic Network: Digital Books, Images and Objects.” The aim of the project “Reception of Antiquity in a Semantic Network” within the Arachne database is the development and provision of web-based prints from the period between 1500 and 1830. The project encompasses reconstruction and online publication of about 1700 prints that appeared between 1500 and 1900, as well. A total of 2,300 engravings have been processed in this extensive digital indexing project, which spanned 4 1/2 years.
The first Smithsonian museum to digitize their collections calls the project Digital Zero. They have photographed and uploaded the entire collection into a digital asset management (DAM) system. That is more than 40,000 objects and almost double that number in images. This is a great opportunity for scholars and researchers as well as everyday virtual visitors to have 24/7 access to this collection of art.
Archiving, indexing, and making content findable are at the core of what we do. Many of our clients include scholars who devote more than a fair share of their time to older literature.
Installing a new digital asset management (DAM) system can be a challenge. After a great deal of planning and coordination across multiple departments and groups, the biggest task is left – the migration of existing assets from one or more sources into the new DAM system.
Did you know the human retina can transmit visual information to the brain at roughly the rate of an Ethernet connection? In comparison, reading text transmits information at roughly the rate of a dial-up modem.
A National Institutes of Health (NIH) program is planned to consolidate a massive amount of scattered biomedical research data. It was recently announced that the program will include the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) School of Medicine, which received a $9.2 million grant.