Course Description

Digital Projects Toolkit Part 1: The Big Picture is the first in a series of five short courses introducing the basics of cultural heritage digitization projects. This section provides an overview of the series and related resources, describes how local digital collections are shared with the Digital Public Library of America and introduces the basics of OAI-PMH.

This series was created by Recollection Wisconsin to help public library systems provide basic digitization education and support to their members. Course development was funded by the Wisconsin Public Library Consortium (WPLC). Support for Recollection Wisconsin is provided in part by a Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant administered by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).

Recollection Wisconsin Program Manager, WiLS

Emily Pfotenhauer

Course curriculum

  • 1

    1. Course Materials

    • 1a. How to Navigate

    • 1b. Resource List and Slides

  • 2

    2. Introduction and Course Overview

    • 2a. Overview

    • 2b. Digital Project Planning Worksheet

    • 2c. Email List: digistew

    • 2d. Get Help from an Expert

  • 3

    3. Putting the pieces together: Recollection Wisconsin & DPLA

    • 3a. Ponds to Lakes to Ocean

    • 3b. American History at Your Fingertips (Minnesota Digital Library)

  • 4

    4. Under the Hood: OAI-PMH

    • 4a. Metadata Harvesting

    • 4b. Maximally Open Data: DPLA Policy Statement on Metadata

    • 4c. Recollection Wisconsin Quarterly Metadata Harvest Calendar

    • 4d. Spreadsheet: Recollection Wisconsin Data Provider OAI Base URLs

  • 5

    5. Feedback

    • Give feedback on "Digital Projects Toolkit Part 1: The Big Picture"