Diario de Pernambuco Digital Newspaper Project : Phase II ( 2013-2014)

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Diario de Pernambuco Digital Newspaper Project : Phase II ( 2013-2014)
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Phillips, Richard
George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida
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Gainesville, Fla.
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Center for Research Libraries (CRL), Latin American Microform Project (LAMP)
$25,000 awarded
Dates or Sequential Designation:
May 1, 2013 to February 28, 2014

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Page 1 of 8 LAMP Digitization Proposal Text below in italics is directly from the LAMP Digitization Pr oject Principles ( http://www.crl.edu/area studies/lamp/news/proposal guidelines ). Standard information for all proposals from the University of Florida (UF) George A. Smathers Libraries is provided below when applicable for all projects. This information is current as of July 2012. I. Narrative Title & Abstract Diario de Pernambuco P roject Phase II At the Trinidad LAMP meeting ( June 16, 2012) UF proposed and received support to scan and digitize the Diario de Pernambuco holdings include 276 reels of microfil m dating from 1825 through 1923. T hese reels Biblioteca Nacional original source UF is com mitted to hosting the digital newspaper content. Project c ost estimates resource range from $52,000 to $100,000 depending on the number of pages on each reel. During the meeting in Trinidad, t he membership voted to award UF $25,000 to cover the initial part of the project. This proposal respectfully requests an additiona l $25,000 to c ontinue this work. The following is a progress report as of May 6, 2013 : The George A. Smathers Libraries at the University of Florida, Digital Library Center (DLC) staff has process ed 60 digitized reels returned from Creekside Digital The se 60 reels represent 10,028 issues of t his newspaper dating from 1825 to parts of 1863. Access is free & open at: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/results/?t=diario%20de%20pernambuco DLC project staff work e d with the vendor to precisely expend the grant award allocation Content The Diario de Pernambuco is acknowledged as the oldest newspaper in ci rculation in Latin America (see : Larousse cultural; p. 263). Digitized n ewspapers during the proposed timeframe will offer researchers insights into early Brazilian commerce, social affairs, polit ics, family life, slavery, and such ; p ublished in the port of Recife. T he Diario contains numerous announcements of maritime movements, crop production, legal aff airs, and cultural matters. The 19th century newspapers include reporting on the rise of Brazilian nationalism as the Empire gave way to the earliest expressions of the Brazilian republic. The 1910s and 1920s were years of economic and artistic change, wit h surging exports of sugar and coffee pushing


Page 2 of 8 revenues which supported rapid expansions of infrastructure, popular expression, and national politics. Copyright / Permissions The Smathers Libraries support US Copyright Law as well as moral and cultural he ritage rights and other applicable rights In order to support these rights for UF, partners, and constituencies, the Libraries follow a permissions based model ( http://dloc.com/AA00002865 and http://ufdc.ufl.edu/permissions ) Full documentation on rights and permissions in place are maintained for all materials. If the permissions and rights in place allow the assignment of rights to LAMP, then thos e can be assigned. Additional information to be provided based on the specific project needs. Conversion Procedure The UF Digital Library Center (DLC) is a one of the largest digitization and digital curation facilities in the southeast. The DLC utilizes many types of equipment and relies on industry standards for digitization that adheres to digital preservation standards. The common workflow is shown in the image below. All DLC imaging is completed in acc ordance with established professional standards. Imaging methods will depend on object characteristics, and follow principals and guidelines established in Moving Theory into Practice: Digital Imaging for Libraries and Archives by Anne R. Kenney and Oya Y. Rieger and Cornell University's Digital Imaging Tutorial Imaging (i.e., scanning, text, metadata) is based on specifications previously established by UF and its partners ( http://digital.uflib.ufl.edu/technologies/documentation/imaging.htm ). Images are captured as uncompressed TIFF files (ITU T.6) at 100% scale. All project imaging is calibrated regularly to maintain color fidelity and optimum image results. Equipment for digitization includes:


Page 3 of 8 Super 8K HS digital camera (for maps, architectural drawings and other large format materials) Flatbed scanners (Microtek 9800 XL) Nikon Super CoolScan 5000 ED Film Scanner and Nikon SF 210 Auto Slide Feeder (slides, scanned individually or in batches) Details on all available equipment are here: http://digital.uflib.ufl.edu/technologies/technologies.htm What quality control will be used to ensure best practices are adhered to throughout the conversion process? utilizes many types of equipment and relies on industry standards for digitization that adheres to digital preservation standards. If OCR is generated, will it be edited or uncorrected? OCR text is uncorrected. Metadata Metadata processing is common for all materials. Metadata: Metadata Encoding and Transmission Standard (METS; http://www.loc.gov/standards/mets/ ) metadata is created using the SobekCM tools and system, which are a full suite of production, digital collection (access), and repository (preservation) tools. The production workflow is integrated with the access system for consistency. As items are processed, the metadata is enhanced autom atically and manually as objects move through the imaging/curation workflows. The SobekCM system assigns a unique Bibliographic Identifier (BibID) to each object processed, and that BibID is used to track the item (see UF Metadata Information, http://ufdc.ufl.edu/sobekcm/metadata ). The METS files include technical and structural data about each image, as well as descriptive and administrative information. Any pre existing metadata (e.g., from catalog rec ords, finding aids, museum accession records) will be imported into the SobekCM system at the first stage, before the start of imaging. The metadata for materials is prepared by Catalogers, Archivists, Subject Matter Experts, Registrars, Curators, and othe rs as appropriate for the project. The SobekCM system stores all metadata in METS/MODS as well as automatically transforming and providing the metadata in MARCXML and Qualified Dublin Core, with all metadata


Page 4 of 8 accessible online. All materials are optimized f or search engine access to ensure worldwide reach through Google and other search engines. SobekCM includes integrated support for OAI PMH ( Open Archives Initiative or OAI) to ensure all metadata is harvestable following OAI PMH standards. The SobekCM system specifications are optimized for data exchange for harvesting by other digital libraries such as the U.S. National Science National Science Digital Library the U.S. Institute for Museum and Library National Leadership Grant collection and OAIster at the University of Michigan. Added Value Features Describe any proposed products beyond digital image files. For instance: Will text files be made searchable via the application of Optical Character Recognition software or double keying? o SobekCM provides full text searching within collections as well as having the collections and materials optimized for search engine access to ensure worldwide reach through Google and other search engines Will searchable text files be marked up in accordance with specific schema? o TEI and other schemas are applied on a project specific base Will numerical files be rendered in forms suitable for statistical manipulati on? o SobekCM supports standardized file formats, including data sets and numerical files Will cartographic and related materials include geospatial referencing? o Yes. SobekCM supports map based searching and browsing for all materials with geographic metada ta. Access Describe how the users will access the data. Delivery system: o SobekCM, http://ufdc.ufl.edu/sobekcm/ In what format will the files be delivered? o Imaged object files are delivered online in JPG, JPG2000, and JPG thumbnail images along with the OCR text files (TXT and PRO, for location of text on the and displayed in all metadata formats (METS/MODS, MARCXML, Qualified Dublin Core).


Page 5 of 8 Will the data be freely available on the internet? If not, what limitations to access will be in place for this data (and why)? o All data will be freely available. What search and browse capabilities will be used to access the data? o SobekCM support for all collections and items includes : Full text searchable Browseable with browse views by title and thumbnail, and by new items Serve text, image, multimedia, audio, video files, data sets, and more within the same collection Support for mult iple file types (text, image, oversized images, video, audio) Powered by rich metadata support, with automatic transformations for maximum interoperability Google map based searching or map browsing o Custom views for specific item types: Full screen page turner view Sanborn maps Image zoom and pan viewing capabilities Will the metadata allow for easy harvesting of data? o Yes. All materials are optimized for search engine access (SEO) to ensure worldwide reach through Google and other search engines. SobekCM includes integrated support for OAI PMH ( Open Archives Initiative or OAI) to ensure all metadata is harvestable following OAI PMH standards. Archiving Describe terms for the preservation and ongoing maintenance of content. What is your process for sustained preservation of the files? Will the data be archived at any location(s) other than CRL? The University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries are committed to long term digital preservation of all materials in the UF Digital Collections, including the IR@UF, and in UF supported collaborativ e projects as with the Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC). Redundant digital archives, adherence to proven standards, and rigorous quality control methods protect digital objects. The UF Digital Collections provide a comprehensive approach to digital preservation, including technical supports, reference services for both online and offline archived files, and support services by providing training and consultation for digitization standards for long term digital preservation.


Page 6 of 8 The Libraries support loca lly created digital resources, including the UF Digital Collections which contains over 200,000 digital objects with over 20 million files (as of September 2011). The Libraries create METS/MODS metadata for all materials. Citation information for each digi tal object is also automatically transformed into MARCXML and Dublin Core. These records are widely distributed through library networks and through search engine optimization to ensure broad public access to all online materials. In practice consistent fo r all digital projects and materials supported by the Libraries, redundant copies are maintained for all online and offline files. The digital archive is maintained by the Florida Center for Library Automation (FCLA). Completed by the FCLA in 2005, the Flo rida Digital Archive (FDA) ( http://fclaweb.fcla.edu/fda libraries. The software programmed to support the FDA is modeled on the widely accepted Open Archiva l Information System. It is a dark archive and no public access functions are provided. It supports the preservation functions of format normalization, mass format migration and migration on request. As items are processed into the UF Digital Collections ( UFDC) for public access, a command in the METS header directs a copy of the files to the Florida Digital Archive (FDA). The proce ss of forwarding original files protect electronic data for the long term. If items are not directed to load for public access, they do not load online and are instead loaded directly to the FDA. How will you deliver the files to CRL? Files to partners are regularly transferred using FTP or mailed external hard drives, with both supported and selectable by partners for best applicability for their processing. What will you do with the original source material? Decisions on the disposition of source material are handled by the appropriate collection manager, curat or, or archivist. There are occasions when digitization for digital preservation is an absolute necessity because materials are disintegrating and cannot be preserved further in physical form. Most often, digitization for digital preservation is conducted alongside conservation of the physical materials where the materials, once conserved and if handled less frequently, will remain preserved in physical form. Because digitization for digital preservation and the ongoing work for digital curation are laborio us and expensive processes, the physical objects selected for digitization are often from special and area studies collections where the physical materials are significant as artifacts and will continue to be preserved in that form. II Plan of Work


Page 7 of 8 A detailed workplan should include an estimated schedule for the digitization project, broken down by the phases of the project (selection, permissions, preparation, conversion and quality control, metadata creation, delivery, preservation, etc). The workp lan should also include information about the staffing needed to complete all aspects of the project. Th e UF DLC, as was done in Phase I will work with Creekside Digital for vendor digitization. T he various stages of metadata an d quality control will fol low. F iles will be prepped for process ing and load ed to UF DC Additional details are provided in the budget estimates below. A dedicated webpage in the UFDC has been developed for supporting this project: http ://ufdc.ufl.edu/AA00011611 III. Budget A detailed budget should include estimated costs for the digitization project, broken down by the phases of the project. The budget should include any project support requested of LAMP, as well as expected from sources other than LAMP. This w budget.


Page 8 of 8 Diario de Pernambuco Phase II estimate without Sloan subsidy 1875 to ~1893 (83 Reels) Expense Categories Expense Detail (83) 1 up reels (650 frames each) 53950 frames/pages 83 x 650 x $0.27= $14,566.50 Frame cost Total frame cost = $14,566.50 Segmentation cost Monthly segmentation (83 reels @ 3 monthly segments each) = 249 x $0.88 = $219.12 Combined frame and segment costs Vendor services total = $14,785.62 OPS Labor: DLC preparation, UFDC ingest, Archiving to Florida Digital Archive OPS labor $10/hr @ 11.94 hours per reel (83 reels x 118.83/reel) = $9,910.20 Total vendor and labor costs $24,695.82 Cost per reel = $297.54 Shipping costs $300.00 Total cost = $24,995.82