Digitization of the Cavagna Collection
Cavagna was an Italian public official and a recognized authority on the local history of Lombardy and Piedmont. His library contained a great many books on genealogy, biography, and local history, including materials on municipal governments. The manuscripts especially reflect the study of local history; most relate to Italian cities and towns, institutions, societies and families.
All aspects of Italian history, from the Middle Ages to the first years of the twentieth century, are prominently represented in the Cavagna collection, as is literature on Italian art and architecture. Other topics which are heavily represented are law, economies, biography, archaeology, chivalry, and records of Italian universities and academies.
Among the books in the collection, mostly written in Italian are some incunabula, rare and early printed books, and first editions. Many of the historical documents are unique. In addition to books, pamphlets, and manuscripts, the Cavagna library includes several thousand maps, both ancient and modern.
Digital Content Creation is including the Cavagna Collection in it's list of ongoing digital project in parternership with the Rare Book & Mansucript Library. As of 2016 - over 900 Cavagna titles have been digitized, processed, ingested into Medusa for presrvation and ingested in HathiTrust for access.
Moving foward the library plans to pursue digitiztion of the colleciton on a larger scale through additional funding.
Our book digitazgion file naming standards ahere to HathiTrust Digital Library convention.
Deliverables (file formats)
Destination of files:
Working files (prior to ingest into HathiTrust)
Preservation Master files per batch (ex. date_projectname_repositoryname)
JIRA is used to manage internal digitization workflow. Steps are assigned to differnt members of the digitation team. Task are marked done as they are finished. Comments or issues are recorded if neccessary. Tasks in the Cavagna Project include: