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Overview of the Digital Library Production Service at the University of Michigan Library. DLPS is one of 6 units within the Library Information Technology Division. DLPS does a combination of digitization and software development.

John Weise

on 6 May 2015

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Transcript of DLPS

Library Information Technology
Core Services
Library Systems
Web Systems
User Experience
DLPS is one of six units in LIT...
Library website • ArticlesPlus • & More
Mirlyn • HathiTrust Catalog • & More
Infrastructure Services • HathiTrust Ingest • & More
User Interfaces • Usability • Mobile • Accessibility • & More
Ken Varnum
Jon Rothman
Sebastien Korner (interim)
John Weise (interim)
John Weise
DCU works closely with Preservation, Special Collections, Michigan Publishing, Map Library & other units across the Library & campus including the Bentley Historical Library, The William L. Clements Library.
Michigan was possibly the first to have a permanent, production-oriented, digital library unit.
Established in 1996
Programmers, librarians, info resources specialists, imaging technicians, a photographer, and part-time assistants.
Approx. 24 FTE
DLPS builds and maintains scalable repository and access systems for library content.
Software Development
DLPS wrangles content into the access systems,
and supports uses and users.
Management, Preservation & Access
DLPS converts library content to digital form according to preservation standards and best practices.
Content Conversion
Services are extended to the campus and community wherever needs match well with the Library's mission.
Reaching Out
DLPS relies heavily on the other LIT units, especially Core Services and the UX Department.
Reaching In
Digital Conversion Unit
DCU handles digitization for roughly 7,000 books a year. Many are vended out. The most difficult and special books are done in-house.
In-house digitization
Vended digitization
2D objects
3D objects
Audio (pilot)
Moving Images/Video (pilot)
Islamic Manuscripts from the Special Collections Library
Papyrus from the Papyrology Collection
Photo from Labadie Collection
Software Development
The HathiTrust PageTurner
Lincoln Highway in DLXS Image Class
Digital Library Extension Service
Full-text Search
Collection Builder
Data APIs
Text Class: Full, structured, text
Image Class: Image databases
FindAid Class: EAD finding aids
Bib Class: bibliographic metadata
DLPS works closely with all LIT units, Michigan Publishing, HathiTrust, Zoology, and other stakeholders in the process of building software systems.
DLXS software has been used at several other institutions.
DLPS has shifted the focus of development from DLXS to HathiTrust, seeing it as the future for all content.
JEP is produced by Michigan Publishing with DLXS
Content Management, Preservation & Access
HathiTrust Guidelines for Digital Object Deposit
Institutional Repository – Deep Blue Collections
DLPS ensures data are:
And, preservation and access methods are:
Core Services, MPublishing, and DLPS share these responsibilities to varying degrees depending on the content, task, scale, and context.
DLPS provides programming support for the Deep Blue institutional repository, built on DSPACE.
DLPS provides programming support for the Copyright Review Management System, in collaboration with Technical Services, and funded by IMLS.
Copyright Review Management System
This is accomplished by building and using tools for:
MLibrary Digital Collections
DLPS uses DLXS for (vast majority) of 248 collections that collectively provide access to over 1 million digital items.
Making of America in DLXS Text Class
UM Museum of Art in DLXS Image Class
Clements Manuscripts in DLXS FindAid Class
Examples of DLPS Collections in DLXS
Text Class is good for searching within and across collections of text. It can handle simple scanned books with OCR, as well as highly structured texts.
Image Class is good for searching within and across collections of images. It is very good with disparate metadata sets, and high resolution images.
Findid Class is good for searching within and across collections of EAD finding aids.
Preservation, Core Services, Library Systems, HathiTrust partners, and DLPS work together to create ingest requirements, processes, and guidelines. California Digital Library helped define the ingest process for Internet Archive digitized content. Partner institutions with locally digitized content are given guidance as well.
DLPS provides support to Deep Blue for the batch ingest of content from publishers and other sources.
Photo by Randal Stegmeyer
DLPS does labororius mark-up of keyed-in texts conforming to the TEI standard for the Text Creation Partnership.
Text Encoding
Oversight of TCP provided by MPublishing with production encoding services provided by Michigan (DLPS) and the University of Oxford. Raw content provided by ProQuest, Gale, and Readex.
Text Encoding
DLPS produces encoded texts in direct service to the Text Creation Partnership. The Text Creation Partnership's primary objective is to produce standardized (TEI), digitally-encoded editions of early print books.
Over 44,000 texts encoded to date. 11,000 more are in process.
Eighteenth Century Texts Online - Text Creation Partnership
Early English Books Online - Text Creation Partnership
Evans Early American - Text Creation Partnership
Larry Wentzel, Mgr.
Paul Schaffner, Mgr.
Kat Hagedorn - Manager of Digital Projects
Larry Wentzel - Digital Conversion Production Manager
Paul Schaffner - Coordinator, Encoded Text/TCP Production
Chris Powell - Coordinator, Text Collections
Rob McIntyre - Coordinator, Image Collections
Learning Technology Incubation Group
John Leasia
Video from the Robert Altman Archive
DLPS provides programming support for Animal Diversity Web in collaboration with Zoology.
Animal Diversity Web
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