Liz has been busy setting up our Kete this week. Working title: Northeast Kansas History. (Thank you Joann and the Horowhenua Library Trust for working with Katipo Communications, Ltd. to create Kete in the first place!) Liz has been busy removing the New Zealand-specific language from the boiler plate policies and documentation. Though, I love the ‘House Rules‘ and want to maintain the spirit of them, even if we add a few z’s and Americanize the spelling. What works great for Kete Horowhenua may not work for a hodge-podge of libraries in NE Kansas. With that in mind, I’m researching and in the process finding some great resources to help us develop policies, best practices and guides!
- JoCoHistory policies and FAQ
- Make It Digital – this is an AMAZING resource created by the DigitalNZ project and includes these Best Practice Guides:
- Getting Started – with seven tips to keep in mind
- Selecting for Digitisation – includes information on what to have in a selection policy
- Describing Digital Content includes a discussion of Dublin Core
- Four more include: Creating Digital Content | Managing digital content | Preserving digital content | Enabling use & reuse
- I also have downloaded for my reading enjoyment:
“DigitalNZ : A framework for Good Digitisation in New Zealand” (.pdf) and
“DigitalNZ ā-tihi o Aotearoa: Connecting the Digital Content of New Zealand: Advice, Open Standards and Interoperability” (.pdf) by Karen Rollitt from the Proc.Int’l Conf on Dublin Core ad Metadata Applications 2009 brought DigitalNZ to my attention in the first place!
- KansasMemory About us page