Resources for Curators & News Updates (Digital Collection Development & Management)


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Resources for Curators & News Updates (Digital Collection Development & Management)
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Taylor, Laurie N.
George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida
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Gainesville, FL
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Curator tools


At UF, each digital collection is under the purview of one or more Curators or Program Directors, with collaborative support from the Head of Digital Development & Web Services and/or Digital Humanities Librarian. For scholarly digital projects and archives, teaching faculty partner and collaborate with Curators/Program Directors following the processes for their collections. This documentation provides an overview on resources and news update sources for Curators for news on SobekCM for optimal Curator support for Digital Collection Development & Management.

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Page 1 of 2 Overview D igital collections and libraries hosted at UF are powered by the Sobek or SobekCM Open Source software which powers all user, curator, and production aspects. SobekCM offers robust technical supports and tools for curators for d igital collec tion development and management. News Updates News and other updates on SobekCM that are likely to be of interest to Curators are discussed, planned, documented, and sha red in many ways Because SobekCM is mature soft ware, the maintenance is stable with minor refinements and design updates, as needed to keep pace with web standards new platforms usability needs, etc Changes and enhancements are no rmally planned and documented as part of projects submitted for grant s w ith awarded grants resulting in system enhancements that benefit all users. D etaile d information on enhancements is documented in the grant proposals ( ) and the SobekCM documentation ( sobekcm ). In addition to presentations and trainings ( e.g., gran t meetings, project trainings, academic conferences etc. : sobekcm /presentations ), the Developm ent Highlights page is updated every week or every other week and provides timely information on updates with links to work planned and in process: http://ufdc sobekcm /development/highlights For updates and discussion, Curators can join either or both of the SobekCM e mail lists : G eneral announcements & updates for SobekCM Applications: bin/wa?A0=SOBEKCM UPDATES L Technical discussions and updates (d evelopers, programmers, local technical partners, installed institutions, etc. ) : sobekcm


Page 2 of 2 Re sources D esigned S pecifically for Curators : Digital Collection Development & Management Resources for UF processe s : http://ufdc.ufl .edu/ AA00017119/ Curator Guides o Curator Dashboard and the SobekCM Curator Tools : Overview Documentation and Basic Guide o Curatorial Review & Update Tools, within the SobekCM Curator Tools SobekCM iPhone App for dLOC o Version 2, in development, SobekCM M obile App for dLOC, code on GitHub SobekCM Open Source Software and official UF site, dLOC Resources Many resources for dLOC which are applicable for other SobekCM hosted collections, are available at the bottom of this page: Resources include: Teacher Guides o All dLOC Teacher Guides o dLOC Guide : Enhancing Metadata & Creating Context o Panama Silver, Asian Gold: Digital Humanities Course with dLOC, all materials to date (more added regularly): results/?t=%22panama%20silver%22 dLOC Meeting and Training Event Documents o dLOC Advanced Topics Training Institute Materials (July 21 August 2, 2013) o dLOC Advanced Training Topics Institute Training, Digitization and SobekCM Materials (Detailed Resources: 29 July 2013) dLOC Digitization and Digital Curation Guides o Quick Guide: Submitting Materials o Guide: Adding New Volumes (Quick and Detailed Versio ns) o dLOC Manual, brief metadata guide, training videos, and related resources o Internal Processing Guide and Documentation for the Vodou Archive (A/V files) o All dLOC Training Guides