ClevelandMemory

Informal meeting with Cleveland Memory Project Head Bill Barrow

1:00-2:30 pm (or longer if needed), Monday, Aug. 2, 2010

Everyone is welcome

General goals

Further collaboration, especially through students practicum, grant seeking, and faculty research

Background Information

Cleveland Memory Project (CMP)

http://www.clevelandmemory.org/

SLIS student Practicum products


Around 50(?) students have already had their practicum there
-- Building Digital collections, e.g.:

Student Paper or Project for the Culminating Experience, e.g.,

  • Open Archives Initiative -- Object Reuse and Exchange (OAI-ORE)
    • Could CONTENTdm, DSpace, Fedora, Greenstone, PastPerfect and the other image database platforms be harvested by a particular OAI (maybe OhioLINK's)
  • User Interface
  • metadata issues of regional collaboration (OHNE)
  • Web2.0 technology

Ongoing and future Topics and Areas of Interests:


  • Using OCLC's Multi-Site Server program, harvesting the metadata from other ContentDM users in the Northern Ohio
    • Possible extension to the Ohio Memory project and OhioLINK's Digital Resource Commons
  • user experience
  • interface design
  • online exhibition
  • visualization
  • organizing
  • community outreach
  • maximizing the usage
  • Linked Data
  • formatting for mobile devices
  • connecting CMP resource with education use
  • Ohio Outdoor Sculpture Inventory

Previous Grants Activities

  • JISC/NEH Transatlantic Digitization Collaboration Grant" -- CSU was seeking KSU's supporting letter
  • IMLS Cont. Ed. grant. "Encouraging Digital Advocacy project" -- SLIS Karen Gracy, Marcia, and Athena initiated. Karen -- P.I. CSU as a partner
  • Grassroots approach for family/personal digital projects, the technologies and social connections -- David's previous grant proposal at LSU

Future Grants Activities

Linked Open Data (LOD) ideas

Team at CSU


  • Joanne Cornelius, Digital Production supervisor
  • Barbara Strauss, the Head of Technical Services
  • Melinda Smerek, the Head of Multi-Media Services
  • Lauren Felder, web designer
  • Kif Francis, Metadata Librarian
  • Lynn Bycko, Special Collections
  • Cleveland Memory Project Team

Technologies


GIS : Sophisticated GIS maps for bridges and hospitals http://www.clevelandmemory.org/hlneo/bridges.html

Google Map for bridges and hospitals http://www.clevelandmemory.org/hlneo/bridges.html

THEBAN Mapping Project www.thebanmappingproject.com

usability study of CONTENTdm, DSpace, Fedora, Greenstone, PastPerfect and the other image database platforms