IR Day + DC-HUG meeting

Presentation For

IR Day

Presentation Type

Standard Presentation (40 minutes)

Presentation Description

Like many institutions, Forsyth Digital Collections presents their content on more than one platform. Since the acquisition of Digital Commons and the launch of the FHSU Scholars Repository in January 2016, there has been an institutional effort to determine which platform is best suited to displaying existing content. Beginning in 2009, the FHSU Reveille Yearbooks collection had been hosted in CONTENTdm. The user experience for this collection left much to be desired. In 2014 additional effort was put into improving the user experience in CONTENTdm for this collection. However, in the spring of 2017 it was determined that the Reveille Yearbook collection was a good candidate for migration from CONTENTdm to Digital Commons. Over the course of three months the collection was moved from CONTENTdm to Digital Commons. The purpose of this poster presentation is to highlight the thought process in determining why this collection was unsuited to CONTENTdm, why Digital Commons was the better platform, what choices we made in presenting this collection in Digital Commons, the practical difference between the two platforms, and a retrospective comparison of usage between the two. This presentation is particularly relevant to those institutions who have collections hosted in CONTENTdm and who are considering moving them to Digital Commons. The presenters found the documented experiences of other institutions exceptionally helpful as they undertook the process of moving a well-established digital collection from CONTENTdm to Digital Commons. This presentation seeks to add to that body of knowledge.

Document Type

Presentation

Location

Havener Center - Meramec Gasconade

Start Date

10-12-2017 10:15 AM

End Date

10-12-2017 11:00 AM

 
Oct 12th, 10:15 AM Oct 12th, 11:00 AM

Case Study - A Call to Action: Migrating The Reveille to Digital Commons

Havener Center - Meramec Gasconade

Like many institutions, Forsyth Digital Collections presents their content on more than one platform. Since the acquisition of Digital Commons and the launch of the FHSU Scholars Repository in January 2016, there has been an institutional effort to determine which platform is best suited to displaying existing content. Beginning in 2009, the FHSU Reveille Yearbooks collection had been hosted in CONTENTdm. The user experience for this collection left much to be desired. In 2014 additional effort was put into improving the user experience in CONTENTdm for this collection. However, in the spring of 2017 it was determined that the Reveille Yearbook collection was a good candidate for migration from CONTENTdm to Digital Commons. Over the course of three months the collection was moved from CONTENTdm to Digital Commons. The purpose of this poster presentation is to highlight the thought process in determining why this collection was unsuited to CONTENTdm, why Digital Commons was the better platform, what choices we made in presenting this collection in Digital Commons, the practical difference between the two platforms, and a retrospective comparison of usage between the two. This presentation is particularly relevant to those institutions who have collections hosted in CONTENTdm and who are considering moving them to Digital Commons. The presenters found the documented experiences of other institutions exceptionally helpful as they undertook the process of moving a well-established digital collection from CONTENTdm to Digital Commons. This presentation seeks to add to that body of knowledge.

http://scholarsmine.mst.edu/dc-hug/2017/schedule/26