The project's aim is to move digitization projects more towards automation for "more product, less process" mass digitization. We wanted a way to reuse the description we were already doing for collections guides to create initial access description of scanned items. An identifier scheme for items within archival collections was created which allows for automated metadata extraction. Given the identifier the Automead library can retrieve metadata out of the collection guides. Further work will include moving metadata into and out of our digital assets management system.
- Jason Ronallo, Digital Library Initiatives.
- Brian Dietz, Special Collections Research Center
- Cate Putirskis, Special Collections Research Center.
The library is written as a Ruby gem.
Last updated: October 29, 2009