Digital Media Repository Working Group Meeting Minutes, January 9, 2013

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In Attendance

Jim Bradley, Ben Brown, Brad Faust, Bethany Fiechter, Amanda Hurford, Sharon Roberts, Robert Seaton, Blake Stiener, John Straw, Michael Szajewski

1. Announcements
  • The Steenbeck film machine arrived on Monday and a training session on the use of the machine was held
2. Middletown film series outtakes and Steenbeck film viewer
  • Maura Jasper of the Art Department will begin on Monday using the machine to view Middletown film series outtakes.
  • Archives/Middletown Studies will also be investigating a digitization project for the Middletown Film outtakes. The pilot project will focus on The Campaign film.
3. Project client and metadata field name issue updated (Ben and Robert)
  • Amanda had reported that the project client was giving an error messages that was caused by metadata field nickname.
  • A nickname change is underway to correct this error, changing “item” to “itema” and the process is nearly completed.
4. CONTENTdm upgrade update
  • No further progress on the upgrade
  • We will develop an Interface and Usability Working Group to evaluate the interface and usability of the DMR.
5. Collections update
  • Art History Images – Significant increase in assets
  • Ball State Campus Photographs – Increase in assets, collection building continues
  • Ball State Daily News – Quality control underway on early 1970s
  • Burris Collection scanning is now complete
  • Crowder Oral Histories – Transcript pages added
  • Indiana Bridge Company – Client cards digitization has been completed, project card scanning underway
  • Muncie and Delaware Co. Films – 191 new films
  • Muncie and Delaware Co. Historic Photographs - Box 13 access files have been created, uploaded in progress
  • Muncie and Delaware Co. Photograph Album collection – album has been scanned
  • Muncie City Improvement Collection – Quality checks underway
  • US Historic Maps – ongoing
  • Student Life Collection – collection-building underway
  • Muncie Public Library – creation of sub-splash pages completed
6. Other business
  • None