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IslandLives featured in the Guardian

The Charlottetown Guardian has a nice article about the IslandLives project in the September 10, 2009 issue. See the online version here:

IslandLives Featured at APLA Conference

I had the opportunity to present a session about the IslandLives project at the annual Atlantic Provinces Library Association conference in Halifax, NS on June 12, 2009. While IslandLives had its preview at the Open Repositories Conference in Atlanta, GA in May, it was great to share our work with IslandLives including our digitization workflow, the methods we've developed to annotated the works, our use and integration of the djatoka JP2000 image server, and the customized FCKEditor that allows users to correct OCR and tag personal, organizational, and place names.

An Interview with Bill and Elizabeth Glen

When I started working on the IslandLives project one of the first authors I contact were Bill and Elizabeth Glen - they wrote Bonshaw: A stroll through its past. We had the 1993 edition of their work in the PEI Collection and Bill provided a new updated version of their work for IslandLives. Below is a transcript of the interview and you can list to it as well.

How to search for images in IslandLives

One of our decisions early on in the digitization process was to make the images within works more accessible by creating objects for each individual image. You can search by title, type [photograph, drawing, manuscript, map, etc.], keyword, description, and/or subject. In the future we'll add the option for the community to contribute keywords and other types of data that will help with the discovery of the content.

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