Panama Canal Museum Collection Online


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Panama Canal Museum Collection Online
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Marcetti, Thomas
George A. Smathers Libraries
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Gainesville, FL
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Infographic statistics for 2012 - March 2014

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University of Florida
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University of Florida
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Panama and the Canal Digital Collection A part of UFDC Selection of objects from physical collection Includes items from multiple collections Curated and managed by Library sta Every object in physical collection Panama Canal Museum Collection Online 1 Object selected for exhibit, research, or digital preservation 2 Evaluate object for copyright and other rights (privacy, established agreements) as needed 3 Create new object record or update existing 4 Populate basic information about the object Fully research object Titles, dates, subjects, locations, size, etc. 5 Conservation work done as needed 6 Object takes a place in DPS priorities queue 7 Scan object using Copibooks, scanners and cameras as appropriate Scan front and back Scan page, photo level for scrapbooks, albums 300-600 dpi, 8-bit grayscale or 24-bit color 8 Image correction Correct skew, cropping, preserve image delity, and optimization for targeted use 9 Quality control Correct any imaging errors 10 Arrange images Create table of contents, page divisions 11 Make Public 566 titles digitized in UFDC 5,023 items digitized in UFDC (yearbooks, newspapers, etc. account for larger number) 154,389 separate pages (photo front and back; pages in a newspaper or journal, etc.) 538,772 les to facilitate viewing objects (thumbnails, page images, zoom, downloadable, etc.) 237 yearbooks from schools 51 oral history interviews recorded PCMC Blog Social and informal Crowdsourcing information In need of your participation and help Managed by students Connected to UFDC Objects in UFDC 16,478 Total records in Collection 7 % Approximate amount of PCMC digitized and available online in UFDC What does it take to digitize a single object? 8,737 hours the amount of time it would take to digitize 16,478 objects in the Collection 7 PCMC Blog Comments from readers Blog posts Collection records updated with metadata collected from blog comments 481 255 101 1,019,087 Collection Views in 2012 2,349,454 Collection Views in 2013 Collection Usage