Providing access to digitized materials : Interface

The Questions...

What are you providing access to?

Who is your audience and what are they going to be doing with the materials and what challenges do they pose? (copyright?)

What technologies are out there?

What are the Governmental requirements?
Can you say A_c_c_e_s_s_i_b_i_l_i_t_y?

What is usability?

Searching

Full text

Fielded

Federated/Cross Collection

Shotgun

Digital Library in a box?
Not yet... if ever

DSPACE
DSPACE at MIT

FEDORA
FEDORA implemented at UVa

Greenstone
Greenstone at the University of Waikato

The Sites:

--- Projects ---

The Robert Runyon Photograph Collection of the South Texas Border Area
http://runyon.lib.utexas.edu/

Digitization of the photographs from the George Isidore Sanchez Papers
http://www.lib.utexas.edu/photodraw/sanchez/

Spanish Missions in Texas
http://www.lib.utexas.edu/photodraw/missions/

Muslim Women Throughout the World: A Bibliography
http://www.lib.utexas.edu/books/muslim/

The University of Texas Campus Master Plan
http://www.lib.utexas.edu/books/campusmasterplan/

Texas Archival Resources Online
http://www.lib.utexas.edu/taro/

--- References ---

useit.com: Jakob Nielsen's Website
http://www.useit.com/

Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0
http://www.w3.org/TR/WAI-WEBCONTENT/

CAST Bobby WorldWide
http://www.cast.org/bobby/

"Section 508"
http://www.access-board.gov/sec508/508standards.htm

Institute for Technology and Learning
http://www.ital.utexas.edu/accessfirst/afdesign.html