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Retrospective Dissertation Scanning at the University of Florida

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Title: Retrospective Dissertation Scanning at the University of Florida
Series Title: USETDA Conference, 2012
Physical Description: Conference Presentation
Creator: Shorey, Christy
Publication Date: 2012

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Abstract: This session will cover the history of the Retrospective Dissertation Scanning project, which began in 2008, at the University of Florida Libraries. We will discuss improvements and alterations made to the project over the years, as well how the RDS project has grown and changed over the years. In particular, in light of recent dissertation copyright interpretations the project shifted from an opt-in to an opt-out model. We will discuss the implications of this shift, as well as the steps UF has taken to move forward with this new procedure. This presentation will provide possible guidelines and considerations for other institutions interested in implementing or redefining an RDS project.
Acquisition: Collected for University of Florida's Institutional Repository by the UFIR Self-Submittal tool. Submitted by Christine Shorey.
Publication Status: Unpublished
General Note: Presented at the United States Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Association 2012 annual conference, June 13-15, 2012 in Quincy, Massachusetts

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Source Institution: University of Florida Institutional Repository
Holding Location: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the submitter.
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System ID: IR00001001:00001

Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/IR00001001/00001

Material Information

Title: Retrospective Dissertation Scanning at the University of Florida
Series Title: USETDA Conference, 2012
Physical Description: Conference Presentation
Creator: Shorey, Christy
Publication Date: 2012

Subjects

Genre:
Spatial Coverage:

Notes

Abstract: This session will cover the history of the Retrospective Dissertation Scanning project, which began in 2008, at the University of Florida Libraries. We will discuss improvements and alterations made to the project over the years, as well how the RDS project has grown and changed over the years. In particular, in light of recent dissertation copyright interpretations the project shifted from an opt-in to an opt-out model. We will discuss the implications of this shift, as well as the steps UF has taken to move forward with this new procedure. This presentation will provide possible guidelines and considerations for other institutions interested in implementing or redefining an RDS project.
Acquisition: Collected for University of Florida's Institutional Repository by the UFIR Self-Submittal tool. Submitted by Christine Shorey.
Publication Status: Unpublished
General Note: Presented at the United States Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Association 2012 annual conference, June 13-15, 2012 in Quincy, Massachusetts

Record Information

Source Institution: University of Florida Institutional Repository
Holding Location: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the submitter.
Resource Identifier:
System ID: IR00001001:00001

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Presented by Christy Shorey chrshor@uflib.ufl.edu Retrospective Dissertation Scanning at the University of Florida

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Overview History of ETDs and Retrospective Dissertation Scanning(RDS) at UF Basic questions to consider How UF answered these questions Changes to the project New contact point with authors Move to off site scanning New copyright policy = from opt in to opt out Money Cost of project covered UF workflows, then and now

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Electronic Thesis and Dissertations and Retrospective Dissertation Scanning at UF 1998 ETD pilot project 2001 Fall catalog requires incoming students submit ETDs 2007 Last print dissertation submitted 2008 Retrospective Dissertation Scanning (RDS) pilot project 2009 RDS project scanning moves off site 2011 Article informs new copyright policy for dissertations 2012 Move to opt out procedure for RDS project

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Looking at Retrospective Digitization: Some Basic Questions 1. What is the goal of your project? Why digitize? 2. What to digitize? 3. Do you contact authors for permission (copyright consideration) ? How get author info ? 4. Digitize o nsite or through vendor? 5. How to capture and convert ?

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Looking at Retrospective Digitization: Some Basic Questions (continued) 6. How deliver and display? Who can access ? 7. Who are the stakeholders? Internal and External 8. How to manage quality control ? 9. How much does it cost? Where get funding for project ?

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Original RDS Project Concept Goal: quick and easy worldwide access scholarship Dissertations Treat all titles as if in copyright Digitize only with author permission Contact info from Alumni Association E mail where available Domestic Snail Mail address 3 points of contact Scan in house, sheet feed scanner Post in IR (powered by SobekCM ) Build tracking database List of dissertations from library catalog List of PhD contact information from Alumni Association 12,114 16,078 8,730

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Change 1 Additional Contact Originally had 3 contact points with authors 1. Permission Form 2. Thank You sent upon receipt of Permission Form 3. Final Thank You sent when digital version was created, includes URL Added a 4 th point of contact 4. Letter from Development Officer seeking funds to continue the project ; sent 1 month after Final Thank You

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Change 1 Additional Contact (continued) Implications: Send contact information to development office 1 month after final letter sent Additional correspondence to track in database Incoming funds to help with continuation of project Results: Letters sent June 2011 April 2012: 1,065 Donations Received: 26 Total Donations: $3,400

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Change 2 Where We Scan Scan In House Scan at Internet Archive 1 Month 300 Dissertations 13 months 300 Dissertations

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Change 2 Where We Scan (continued) Pros Cons Could scan higher volume / faster rate Housed, and searchable on Internet Archive website Neutral Continue with sheet feed to avoid blank pages Less control over quality control and corrections Additional steps to track in our database Must ingest copy into IR Must Add Internet Archive URL to catalog Additional time for author requested corrections

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How Much Does It Cost? (some things we noticed from scanning at UF) External shipping there and back cost per page and cost per foldout Internal Building, maintaining, updating list / tracking system Cost to contact authors for permission Time spent on quality control

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How Much Does It Cost ? (2011 / opt in procedure) Vendor figures rely mostly on student staff for pre and post scanning procedures; this was a shift from full time staff for some steps when scanning was done in house. Average dissertation: 185 pages; average shipment to IA: 50 books $2.00/foldout One time costs for building Database: $6,560.64 Annual cost to maintain tracking database: $250 In House Scanning with Vendor (Internet Archive [IA]) Pre scanning Steps: $14.93 Pre scanning Steps: $10.94 Scanning: $12.14 Scanning: $19.81 Post scanning Steps: $ 2.96 Post scanning Steps: $ 2.44 Total per volume: $30.02 Total per volume: $33.18

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Change 3: New Copyright Policy 2011, Gail Clement and Melissa Levine publish article 1978 Dissertations: The gist of this is that pre 1978 dissertations are considered published for copyright purposes Leads to new copyright policy change from opt in to opt out procedures For more information, see the Copyright Considerations in the University of Florida Retrospective Dissertation Scanning Project poster by Christine Ross and Christy Shorey

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Copyright Policy Created at request of Dean of Libraries by Scholarly Communications Librarian in conjunction with UF Legal Counsel Dissertations Deemed Out of Copyright Scan and make it available online for public access Keep digital master for preservation purposes

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Copyright Policy (continued) Dissertations Deemed In Copyright Make diligent efforts to locate the author and advise them of intention to scan and make it available online for public access Contact Information Found: Author given 60 days from second written notice to reply; if no reply, scan and post dissertation If author declines permission (opts out) for public access, dissertation scan solely for preservation No Contact Information Located: Publically post a list of the authors and works intended for digitization Post for minimum of 90 days If author does not respond within 90 days, scan and post the dissertation

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Copyright Policy (continued) Subsequent Contact by Copyright Holder If author contacts us after dissertation has been scanned and placed publicly online, seek permission If permission denied, promptly remove public access; retain the digital files for preservation purposes

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Change 3: New Copyright Policy (continued) Implications: Need to track copyright status Need to re contact all no answers from opt in (2,349) Need to conduct reasonable efforts to find contact information (2,813) Manual check against Alumni List Directed Internet searches, based on techniques learned from our Digital Library Center Beyond Google: Authoritative Resources for Locating Copyright Holders poster by Dina Benson and Matthew Mariner

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Change 3: New Copyright Policy (continued) Implications (continued) : Post on public forum for 90 days to give chance to opt out www.uflib.ufl.edu/mydissertation Update database to track all the new information

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How Much Does it Cost: Additional Costs of new Opt Out Procedures Development and maintenance of webpage Expansion of tracking database Increased Pre Scan time Verifying copyright status Manual search of data sets for contact information Concentrated Internet search to find contact information increase in volume as scope of project grows

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Funding Library Binding Fee / Library Processing Fee Collected with each dissertation, even when moved to ETDs Used to pay student assistants Carry forward in library b udget $ 7,000 to pilot project with digitizing at Internet Archive $200,000 contracted with Internet Archive for scanning, (primarily, but not limited to, retrospective dissertations) Some donations from authors to continue project Will seek allotment from budget and/or carry forward to continue project when current contract is exhausted

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Gather Contact Information Tracking Database Contact Authors 1. E mail 1. Snail Mail 2. Postcard 1. Snail Mail 2. Postcard OR Signed Permission Form Arrives Opting In Dissertations in library catalog PhD contact info from Alumni Association Permissions and Notifications

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Gather Contact Information Tracking Database Contact Authors with Deadline OR Deadline Arrives Computer Matches Manual Search Internet Search 1. E mail 2. Snail Mail 3. Postcard 30 Days 30 Days 1. Snail Mail 2. Postcard 45 Days No Reply Form Returned Opt Out Seeking updates OR No Thanks URL Please Print Tracking Form and Proceed Contact Info Found OR No Contact Info 1. Copyright Check 2. Post on Website for 90 days Permissions and Notifications

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Physical Processing and Digitization Dissertations to Internet Archive 100 % Page Collation Permission Form In Hand Ship Dissertations to be Scanned Disbind Dissertations Retrieve Dissertation from Stacks

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Ship Dissertations to be Scanned Dissertations to Internet Archive Disbind Dissertations 100 % Page Collation Retrieve Dissertation from Stacks Form In Hand: Public Access Option Form Requesting Update Opt Out Copyright Form Out of copyright, no contact info Generic Tracking Form In copyright, contacted but no reply In copyright, no contact info, no web reply Physical Processing and Digitization

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Post Scanning Processing Internet Archive Scanning Complete 100 % Quality Control Digital Version Box, Rebind or Withdraw Local Holdings Update Catalog Download copy to IR Add to Florida Digital Archive Thank you with URL to Dissertation Request for Donation Notify Author

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Internet Archive Scanning Complete 100 % Quality Control Digital Version Box, Rebind or Withdraw Local Holdings Update Catalog Download copy to IR Add to Florida Digital Archive Notify Author Thank you with URL to Dissertation Request for Donation Yes / No Reply Opt Out Yes / No Reply Opt Out Omitted Dark Dark Requested Updates No Reply / Opt Out Post Scanning Processing

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Quick and easy worldwide access scholarship

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References Articles Gail Clement. and Melissa Levine. "Copyright and Publication Status of Pre 1978 Dissertations: A Content Analysis Approach." portal: Libraries and the Academy 11.3 (2011): 813 829 Posters Copyright Considerations in the University of Florida Retrospective Dissertation Digitization Project : Christine Ross and Christy Shorey ( ufdc.ufl.edu/IR00000920 ) Beyond Google: authoritative resources for locating copyright holders : Dina Benson and Matthew Mariner ( ufdc.ufl.edu/AA00011438 )

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Contact Christy Shorey Retrospective Dissertation Scanning Project Coordinator University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries chrshor@uflib.ufl.edu