Validating quality in large-scale digitization
This project studied the quality in large-scale digitization, with a particular interest in the errors that have been caused through the digitization process and the difference it makes to users when error is found in digitized content. The project examined books digitized by the University of Michigan and the more than 80 partner institutions that make up the HathiTrust Digital Library. It is also analyzed the potential impact of errors on educational and scholarly use within a representative set of use cases: reading online, printing copies, mining texts, and managing print collections.
Start date: 9/1/2008
End date: 8/31/2012
- National Leadership Grant for Libraries, Institute of Museum and Library Sciences: $674,722
The Institute of Museum and Library Sciences' National Leadership Grants for Libraries program enhances the quality of library services nationwide by supporting innovative projects that can be widely replicated. Areas of funding include education, research, digitization, and library-museum collaboration.
- Validation of Digital Objects in HathiTrust, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation: $49,000
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation’s grant-making philosophy is to build, strengthen and sustain institutions and their core capacities by developing thoughtful, long-term collaborations with recipients and investing sufficient funds to achieve meaningful results.