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OPAC integration in the era of mass digitization: the MBooks experience

OPAC integration in the era of mass digitization: the MBooks experience Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to provide an overview of the OPAC integration in the University of Michigan's local implementation of materials digitized in the partnership with Google. Design/methodology/approach – The paper provides a discussion of different strategies used in integrating metadata with digital resources and presenting the digital objects to the user in the OPAC. Findings – The paper finds that methods that had served in smaller digitization projects require more automation and error reduction processes in an undertaking of this scale. Increased integration with the OPAC is one approach. Originality/value – Michigan is the first of the Google partners to mount their materials themselves and others involved in mass digitization may be interested in the experience. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Library Hi Tech Emerald Publishing

OPAC integration in the era of mass digitization: the MBooks experience

Library Hi Tech , Volume 26 (1): 9 – Mar 7, 2008

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2008 Emerald Group Publishing Limited. All rights reserved.
ISSN
0737-8831
DOI
10.1108/07378830810857771
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Abstract

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to provide an overview of the OPAC integration in the University of Michigan's local implementation of materials digitized in the partnership with Google. Design/methodology/approach – The paper provides a discussion of different strategies used in integrating metadata with digital resources and presenting the digital objects to the user in the OPAC. Findings – The paper finds that methods that had served in smaller digitization projects require more automation and error reduction processes in an undertaking of this scale. Increased integration with the OPAC is one approach. Originality/value – Michigan is the first of the Google partners to mount their materials themselves and others involved in mass digitization may be interested in the experience.

Journal

Library Hi TechEmerald Publishing

Published: Mar 7, 2008

Keywords: Online catalogues; Digital libraries; University libraries

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