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With whom might I partner or collaborate for this project and what roles might I fill?

Digitization projects often entail collaboration between institutions. There are lots of institutions with which you might partner in order to pursue digitization of your collections. Below are some resources that address digitization partnerships.

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  • Digital Public Library of America

"The Digital Public Library of America brings together the riches of America’s libraries, archives, and museums, and makes them freely available to the world. It strives to contain the full breadth of human expression, from the written word, to works of art and culture, to records of America’s heritage, to the efforts and data of science."

  • Open Content Alliance

"Please join an Open Content Alliance (OCA) made up of cultural, technology, nonprofit, and governmental organizations from around the world, which will offer broad, public access to a rich panorama of world culture by building a permanent archive of multilingual digitized text and multimedia content. By creating a growing archive of digital materials, the OCA will serve the combined interests of its contributors and the global community of Internet users. Contributors will donate collections, services, facilities, tools and/or funding to the OCA."
http://www.opencontentalliance.org/participate/

  • Hathi Trust

"HathiTrust began in 2008 as a collaboration of the universities of the Committee on Institutional Cooperation and the University of California system to establish a repository to archive and share their digitized collections. HathiTrust has quickly expanded to include additional partners and to provide those partners with an easy means to archive their digital content."
http://www.hathitrust.org/partnership

  • Project Gutenberg

"Project Gutenberg is happy to be a part of other organizations' efforts. On these pages, we list some of our affiliates. In addition, we are aware of some products or services which seek to promote the distribution of free or low-cost literature, or which otherwise distribute Project Gutenberg eBooks."
http://www.gutenberg.org/wiki/Gutenberg:Partners,_Affiliates_and_Resources

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  • Trifunović, Bogdan. (2013). The public-private partnership case study in digitization of audiovisual heritage. OCLC Systems & Services, 29, 30-36.

"Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to analyze how one relatively small public library, limited in funds and resources, managed to cope with the challenges of digitization of audiovisual material related to local heritage. The paper will also tackle the problem of preservation of information on obsolete media and their digitization in an effort of preserving one important part of the cultural legacy of the twentieth century, which is in danger of being lost due to technology advancement or human negligence. Design/methodology/approach – The author will describe one possible solution of obtaining audiovisual material in libraries and its digitization through established public-private partnership between the Public Library in Čačak and private enterprise sector, or more precisely between Library's Digitization Centre and a local TV station. This partnership forced librarians to introduce new technologies, equipment and practice in their everyday work, to be able to successfully answer challenges of digitization and preservation of audiovisual material. Findings – The public libraries should pay attention to their old collections of audio tapes, VHS, Betamax and other media nowadays out of usage, as well as to other audiovisual collections important for the local heritage kept under the auspices of institutions and individuals in the community. Originality/value – There are not many papers dealing with the described issues of digitization of audiovisual material in public libraries. This paper could be of use for many smaller cultural and memory institutions throughout the world." [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]

  • Enis, Matt. (2013). Reveal Digital Targets Special Collections. Library Journal, 138, 20.

"The article discusses the Reveal Digital company which seeks funding for the digitization of special library collections, with information on the company's founder, information scientist Jeff Moyer. Topics include Moyer's experience in digitization, the company's business model to allow for open access to digital materials, and project costs."



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