Cataloging and Metadata Librarian
San Francisco State University
This briefing covers two recent implementations of digital platforms for special collections repositories in the San Francisco Bay Area illuminating decision points in migrating to second and third generation platforms. In the past two years, San Francisco State University and the Hoover Institution Library & Archives have embarked on iterative next steps in their respective programs’ ability to produce, manage, and distribute digital content. Each focused their primary energy on opposite ends of the preservation and access continuum. This comparative analysis focuses especially on metadata and the many meanings of interoperability in the digital landscape. Holistic planning and the broader institutional contexts within which local decision-making processes sit inform both projects. These recent Bay Area implementations contrast with the single platform approach outlined in the April 2022 pre-recorded project briefing by the University of Calgary.
https://digital-collections.library.sfsu.edu/ Quartex implementation (soft launch January 2023)
https://digitalcollections2.hoover.org/ Beta Site (Spring 2021-Present)
https://digitalcollections.hoover.org/collections Legacy Site (2016-Present)