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Types of Projects
What types of digital projects do we want to engage in?
- Institutional Repository (IR)
- Digital Exhibits
- Patron-Driven Digitization
- Visualization Tools (e.g. location, date, charts)
- Statistical Data Analysis (e.g. R)
What types of resources do we want to handle?
- Born-digital vs. analog, physical materials
- Scholarly documents (articles, dissertations, theses)
- Images / Photographs
- Motion pictures (inc. video)
- Three-dimensional objects
- Data sets
- FSU-specific documents & records
Use & Need
- Who are our target user groups for proposed digital project(s)?
- Have users identified particular needs or requests for digitization and other digital projects?
- Are there any projects that are urgent priorities and why (e.g. Coal Mine Mapping Project)?
- What form of access is best for users and is sustainable for the Ort? (For example, would DACS minimum-level finding aids provide increased usuage of Special Collections resources?)
- Do we want to put all digital objects (both born-digital and digital surrogates) into an institutional repository (IR)?
- Do we want to restrict access to some objects in an IR (e.g. embargo or other restriction) while making metadata about object available?
- Will some digital objects not be in the IR but elsewhere on the Ort Library website or only available through in-house use?
- Who are our stakeholders in the library? Are they direct or indirect stakeholders?
- Who are our stakeholders outside the library? For example: Faculty, students, the public
Where do we find content for these projects?
- Faculty scholarship, e.g. articles
- Dissertations and theses
- Special collections
- Other institutions/organizations
- What is the budget for digitization operations and/or specific projects?
- Where does the money for particular projects come from?