Publications

Successful Management of an Outsourced Large-Scale Digitization Newspaper Project: Tips for Effective Collaboration, Increased Productivity, and Outstanding Deliverables

July, 2019
Journal of Archival Organization [vol. 16, 2019 - issue 1]

Abstract: 
This article uses the case study of the Nevada Digital Newspaper Project (https://nvdnp.wordpress.com), an extension of the National Digital Newspaper Program (https://www.loc.gov/ndnp), to introduce proven strategies on how to successfully manage a large-scale digitization project. It provides tips on how to stay within the timeline and deliver products with outstanding quality, leveraging limited human resources, and engaging an external digitization vendor. It discusses practical project management techniques and tools, strategies for establishing collaborative vendor partnerships, and strategies for efficient communication with stakeholders.

Link to full texthttps://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/15332748.2019.1642701

Digitization Workflows: Streamlining the digitization process and distinguishing the peculiarities in capturing various archival materials

February, 2019
Against the Grain [vol. 31, number 1]

Abstract: 
A case study based on one librarian’s experience that shares some of the practices, issues, challenges and tips related to making the digitization process more robust. They are universal and equally helpful for large-scale and smaller scale digitization projects.

Link to full texthttp://bit.ly/ATG-digitization-workflows

Microfilm, Manuscripts, and Photographs: A Case Study Comparing Three Large-Scale Digitization Projects

February, 2019
Journal of Contemporary Archival Studies [Vol. 6]

Abstract: 
This article is a case study comparing three large-scale digitization projects at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) Libraries: the Culinary Union Workers Local 226 Photographs, the Nevada Digital Newspaper Project, and the Entertainment Project. The authors compare the project management, workflows, and decision-making related to the many aspects of digitizing special collections and archives materials. The projects used both outsourced vendors and in-house labor and equipment to digitize microfilmed newspapers, mixed-materials manuscript collections, and photographic prints and negatives. Roles and responsibilities; grant funding; copyright, privacy, and confidentiality; arrangement; formats; and metadata are all discussed in relation to large-scale digitization.

Link to full texthttps://elischolar.library.yale.edu/jcas/vol6/iss1/5/

The digital librarian: the liaison between digital collections and digital preservation

December 11, 2018
Digital Library Federation website, Blog and News

Abstract: 
A case-study article written for the Digital Library Federation (DLF) website, section 'Blog and News'.
It discusses the important role of the digital librarian as a liaison between digital collections and digital preservation. It also highlights some of the major responsibilities of the digital librarians at UNLV Libraries. Additionally, the paper emphasizes the key role of the digital librarian in advancing a step closer to a robust and efficient long-term digital preservation strategy.
The article was originally published at the Digital Library Federation (DLF) website as a follow-up of the lightning talk and the poster session at 2018 NDSA Digital Preservation Forum held in Las Vegas, NV

Link to full texthttps://www.diglib.org/the-digital-librarian-the-liaison-between-digital-collections-and-digital-preservation/