Workflows

Provenance-Driven Data Curation Workflow Analysis

Manually designed workflows can be error-prone and inefficient. Workflow provenance contains fine-grained data processing information that can be used to detect workflow design problems. In this paper, we propose a provenance-driven workflow analysis framework that exploits both prospective and retrospective provenance. We show how provenance information can help the user gain a deeper understanding of a workflow and provide the user with insights into how to improve workflow design.

When the Data hits the Fan!: Text Capture and Optical Character Recognition 101

This blog will introduce text capture by describing the different methods with a focus upon historical documents. I will introduce the basics of OCR and rekeying with discussion of handwriting and voice recognition.
What is text capture

The Digital POWRR Project—A Final Report to the Institute of Museum and Library Services

The POWRR project investigated and reported on scalable digital preservation (DP) solutions for small and mid-sized institutions often faced with small staff sizes, restricted IT infrastructures, and tight budgets. Its major deliverable, a white paper, has been well-received and widely read. During the investigation, POWRR uncovered the particular challenges and needs of under-resourced institutions and worked to address and overcome obstacles that often prevent practitioners from taking initial steps in preserving digital content.

Overview - BHL Archival Curation | Bentley Historical Library

AutoPro is comprised of approximately 30 Windows CMD.EXE and Visual Basic scripts that move content through a six step workflow and thereby simplify the operation of more than 20 applications and command line utilities. The Windows Command Prompt and Explorer windows function as the main interfaces, a feature that may be unique to staff more familiar with Graphical User Interfaces (see section b. for tips on using the CMD.EXE console).

Digital Processing - BHL Archival Curation | Bentley Historical Library

The Bentley Historical Library's digital processing procedures reflect our general policies and traditional archival functions of appraisal, arrangement, and description but also encompass additional procedures that ensure the authenticity, integrity, and security of content.

Tracking Digital Collections at the Library of Congress, from Donor to Repository

When Kathleen O’Neill talks about digital collections, she slips effortlessly into the info-tech language that software engineers, librarians, archivists and other information technology professionals use to communicate with each other. O’Neill, a senior archives specialist in the Library of Congress’s Manuscript Division, speaks with authority about topics such as file signatures, hex editors and checksums even though she has a traditional paper-centric Master of Library Science degree.

Creating Workflows for Born-Digital Collections: An NDSR Project Update | The Signal:

Julia Kim, National Digital Stewardship Resident at New York University Libraries, talks about her residency work.
I’m now into the last leg of my nine-month residency, and I’m amazed by what has been accomplished and the major steps still ahead of me. In this post, I’ll give a project update on my primary task: to create, test and implement access-driven workflows of born-digital collections at New York University Libraries.

Creating Workflows for Born-Digital Collections: An NDSR Project Update | The Signal: Digital Preservation

Julia Kim, National Digital Stewardship Resident at New York University Libraries, talks about her residency work.
I’m now into the last leg of my nine-month residency, and I’m amazed by what has been accomplished and the major steps still ahead of me. In this post, I’ll give a project update on my primary task: to create, test and implement access-driven workflows of born-digital collections at New York University Libraries.

Cr8it: Capturing Data and Files into a Research Data Catalogue | University of Western Sydney

Cr8it is the Capturing Data and Files into a Research Data Catalogue Project

One of the challenges in research data management is capturing data in various states of organization (files, databases, proprietary systems) for long-term preservation and/or publication. The eResearch team at UWS is leading a discussion of this as part of our work on building a Research Data Catalogue under the Australian National Data Service (ANDS) (opens in new window)Opens in a new window "Metadata Stores" funding stream. We are looking for collaborators interested in:

From Theory to Action: Good Enough Digital Preservation for Under-Resourced Cultural Heritage Institutions | Huskie Commons

Libraries, archives, museums, and other cultural heritage organizations collect, create, and steward a rapidly increasing volume of digital content. Both research conclusions and professionals’ real-life experiences expose the inherent fragility of this content. The cultural heritage and information science communities have developed guidelines, best practices, policies, procedures, and processes that can enable an organization to achieve high levels of digital preservation.

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