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Selected Archives at Georgia Tech and Emory (SAGE) Project : 

Selected Archives at Georgia Tech and Emory (SAGE) Project Kelly A. Riley

Introduction to SAGE : 

Introduction to SAGE $1.5 million grant from Woodruff Foundation 3 year initiative began May 1997 Combined efforts of Emory University and Georgia Institute of Technology Separate digital libraries

Scope and Goals : 

Scope and Goals Develop a set of digital archive development standards New methods to index digital materials Access to Georgians, students, scholars worldwide Digitize materials Multimedia Archive accessible via WWW, library work stations, and CD-ROMs

Selection : 

Selection Focus: Former U.S. Senator Sam Nunn Human rights collections SAGE digitized text, photographs, and audio/video recordings from four collections: Sam Nunn papers Witness to the Holocaust Project files Ralph McGill papers Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA) of Greater Atlanta records.

Selection : 

Selection Some suggested guidelines: What do you want to accomplish with the digital archive? How well will the collection scan? Can the collection take the punishment of scanning? Will you digitize the entire collection or only selected sections?

Copyright : 

Copyright Ralph McGill papers and Holocaust files: “Publication Rights Information on copyright (literary rights) available from repository.” “Restrictions Researchers should contact the repository for terms governing the use of the collection.” Sam Nunn papers: “Publication Rights Information on copyright (literary rights) available from repository. All requests for reproduction subject to limitations noted in departmental policy on reproduction. Reproduction will be made only from microfilm copies of scrapbooks that have been microfilmed.” “Restrictions Special restrictions on access apply. Access to some series is restricted. See finding aid for a list of open series. Researchers many use only microfilm copies of scrapbooks that have been microfilmed. Researchers should contact the repository for additional terms governing the use of the collection.”

Metadata : 

Metadata Collection level metadata; finding aids EAD DTD, encoded HTML. Single-item metadata SIL, encoded SGML and HTML

File Formats and Media Types : 

File Formats and Media Types Master files of images and text in TIFF Use files in JPEG file format for photographs; GIF file format for text, and PDF Finding aids HTML Video in MJPEG Adobe Acrobat reader Real player

Interface Features - Searching : 

Interface Features - Searching

Interface Features - Navigation : 

Interface Features - Navigation

Interface Features - Navigation : 

Interface Features - Navigation

Evaluation : 

Evaluation Completed in 2000 Achieved its goals Many broken links to important web sites and documents Still referenced by other institutions as a good reference resource for digital archive development.

Evaluation : 

Evaluation Search option provides clear examples of simple searches and “search help” Internal links back to homepage, collections, help at top of each page Basic interface, small images are not “clickable”

References : 

References SAGE Project at Emory University URL: http://sage.library.emory.edu/index.html SAGE Project at Georgia Tech URL: http://www.library.gatech.edu/holocaust/ SAGE Project Methodology -- Workflow Methods and Issues, URL: http://sage.library.emory.edu/docs/workflow.html#itemmeta

References : 

References Nelson, Naomi L., Agnew, Grace “Opening the Door to the Future: The Selected Archives at Georgia Tech and Emory (SAGE) Project” , Microform and Imaging Review. Volume 28, Issue 3, Pages 83–90, URL: http://www.reference-global.com/doi/abs/10.1515/mfir.1999.28.3.83 SAGE Project press Release issued September 8, 1997, URL: http://sage.library.emory.edu/97pressrelease.html http://www.diglib.org/forums/summer1999/presentations/halbert-1999-07.pdf

Selected Archives at Georgia Tech and Emory (SAGE) Project : 

Selected Archives at Georgia Tech and Emory (SAGE) Project Kelly A. Riley

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