Sample Outline for Presentations on a Single Digital Collection ( 2012 version )


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Sample Outline for Presentations on a Single Digital Collection ( 2012 version )
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Taylor, Laurie N.
Widmer, Lois J.
Reboussin, Dan
George A. Smathers Libraries
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Gainesville, FL
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Sample presentation outline for presentations on a single digital collection. Sample outline provided as a template/model for use in easily creating presentations on specific collections, as is often needed for student project offerings and intern opportunities.
Part of the materials produced for the 2012 Smathers Libraries Mini Grant Program, for the Mini Grant: "Holistic Supports for the UF Digital Collections (UFDC) and Digital Scholarship."

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University of Florida
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University of Florida
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Page 1 of 2 Sample Outline for Presentations on a Single Digital Collection Outline 1. Thanks to the organizers, venue, attendees, etc. 2. Introductions by presenters; and for full project team members who may not be in attendance (use slide with names, titles, and photos of presenters if possible) 3. Agenda for the presentation 4. Overview of Collection Current status and collection goals a. Size and scope b. Needs: example at UF alone 5. Collection Contents a. Range of materials (time span; material type; frame and explain scope) b. Provide an example that helps to illustrate scope and contents in terms of range/diversity and richness c. Provide another example of complexity or possible confusion if application, or again of richness of materials d. Subcollections, if applicable, and how they are related and curated 6. Functionality a. Mention regular usability studies b. Standard functionality and how it works c. Enhancements: recent i. Collection level 1. Searching (mention materials crawled by Google and other commercial search engines so simple web searches will access) 2. Browsing (all, new items, map browse if applicable, and serendipity) ii. Title level 1. Review for collections with serials and sets iii. Item level 1. Page views, with how to change pages 2. Zoomable image view 3. Thumbnail overview 4. Searching in the item 5. Citation view 6. Special views, as applicable d. Any pending enhancements 7. Section varies by audience a. Scholars/researchers: Resources for research: myUFDC/myDLOC tools i. Examples of common uses (saving searches, items, making bookshelves, emailing to self) ii. Approaches and walk through several of these functions


Page 2 of 2 iii. Where do you go from there – HELP pages, self submit materials to share research and create scholarly curated digital collections; mention grants collection for funding opportunities b. Undergraduates: Resources for research i. Can focus on myUFDC/myDLOC tools ii. Can focus on finding primary research materials, citation, and Fair Use of images iii. Can focus on any lesson/goal, including subject specific with the collection c. Librarians: Resources for assisting patrons i. Examples of common questions ii. Approach and walk through several questions iii. Where you go from there – HELP pages 8. Continuing the conversation a. We’d like to get your feedback and we’ll share how to contact us (contact us link, presenter contact information) 9. Q&A Example Presentation Florida Digital Newspaper Library Webinar slides: