Over the the next few months, we’ll be writing a series of posts that offer a behind-the-scenes look at all of the work and decision-making that goes into building one digital collection, from selection, conservation, and physical processing to scanning, metadata, and publication. We’ve chosen to blog about our work on the Broadsides collection in particular for several reasons:
- It’s a relatively large-scale project that will test our ability to ramp up our digitization efforts (5,500 items from the U.S. and abroad, dated 1790-1940)
- It will serve as a test-case for the development and use of our new metadata tool–codename “Trident.”
- It will be a pilot project to get more library staff involved in generating metadata for digital collections.
So check in periodically to see how the project is moving along!