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dc.contributor.authorThompson, Santi
dc.contributor.authorVacek, Rachel
dc.contributor.authorWatkins, Sean
dc.contributor.authorWu, Annie
dc.contributor.authorWeidner, Andrew
dc.contributor.authorPrilop, Valerie
dc.date.accessioned2016-06-10T14:46:31Z
dc.date.available2016-06-10T14:46:31Z
dc.date.issued2015-04-27
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10657/1314
dc.descriptionThis was a presentation given at the Texas Conference on Digital Libraries in Austin, TX, on April 27, 2015.en_US
dc.description.abstractSince 2009, the University of Houston (UH) Libraries has digitized tens of thousands of rare and unique items and made them available for research through its UH Digital Library (UHDL) based on CONTENTdm. Six years later, the need for a digital asset management system (DAMS) that can facilitate large scale digitization, provide innovative features for users, and offer more efficient workflows for librarians and staff has emerged. To address these needs, UH Libraries formed the DAMS Task Force in the summer of 2014. The group’s goal was to identify a system that can support the growing expectations of the UHDL. This presentation will focus on the two core activities, needs assessment and DAMS evaluation, that the task force completed. The key portions of the needs assessment include: the process of literature review on DAMS evaluation and migration; research on tools utilized by peer institutions; and library stakeholder interviews. The presentation will then cover how task force members compiled the results of the assessment to establish DAMS evaluation criteria. The evaluation process consisted of an environmental scan of possible DAMS to test, the creation of criteria to narrow the list of DAMS down for in-depth testing, and the comprehensive testing of the DSpace and Fedora systems. The presentation will conclude with a discussion of the task force’s results as well as the lessons learned from the research and evaluation process. It will also reflect on the important role that collaboration, project management, and strategic planning played in this team-based approach to DAMS selection.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.subjectDigital asset management systemsen_US
dc.subjectLibrariesen_US
dc.subjectOpen source softwareen_US
dc.subjectApplication softwareen_US
dc.subjectApplication developmenten_US
dc.titleHitting the Road towards a Greater Digital Destination: Evaluating and Testing DAMS at the University of Houston Librariesen_US
dc.title.alternativeHitting the Road towards a Greater Digital Destinationen_US
dc.typePresentationen_US
dc.description.departmentLibrariesen_US


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