With shrinking print collections and the increase in automation, technical services departments are looking for new ways to utilize their skills. Digital humanities projects offer the opportunity for technical services departments to expand their workflows while using skills they already possess. This article details Bowling Green State University’s technical services department’s project to use the digital humanities to make World War I soldiers’ letters available online using the metadata schema, Text Encoding Initiative (TEI). By partnering with special collections and increasing staff focus on metadata, the department has created a new path forward that can be replicated at other institutions.
Hertenstein, Elizabeth; Rabine, Julie; and Sweet, Mathew, "On The Frontlines of Richer Metadata: Technical Services and TEI" (2018). University Libraries Faculty Publications. 54.
Technical Services Quarterly
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