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Waters, Donald J.

Works: 19 works in 82 publications in 3 languages and 1,168 library holdings
Genres: Folklore  Conference papers and proceedings  History  Trials, litigation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: Z701.3.C65, 025.84
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Publications about Donald J Waters
Publications by Donald J Waters
Most widely held works by Donald J Waters
Strange ways and sweet dreams : Afro-American folklore from the Hampton Institute ( Book )
8 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 242 libraries worldwide
The organizational phase of Project Open Book : a report to the Commission on Preservation and Access by Donald J Waters( Book )
10 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 160 libraries worldwide
The Yale University Library is now organized to move ahead with Project Open Book, the conversion of 10,000 books from microfilm to digital imagery. In the first phase of the Project--the organizational phase--a Steering Committee was established that included several faculty members, and a project team was created. In addition, Yale conducted a formal bid process and selected the Xerox Corporation to serve as its principal partner in the project. Xerox has identified for Yale the required equipment, software, and services to complete the project, as well as their costs, and has proposed a three-phase implementation plan. The implementation will ultimately result in a conversion subsystem, browsing stations distributed on the campus network within the Yale Library, a subsystem for storing 10,000 books in digital form, and network access to high-quality image printers. The process leading to the selection of the vendor helped isolate areas of risk and uncertainty as well as key issues to be addressed during the life of the project. The Yale Library is now prepared to select the material for conversion to digital image form and to seek funding, initially for the first phase, and then for the entire project. This report reviews the purpose and scope of the project, outlines the steps taken in the first (organization) phase, and presents a summary of the results to date. (Author/KRN)
The Digital Preservation Consortium : mission and goals by Donald J Waters( Book )
5 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 89 libraries worldwide
The development of the National Information Infrastructure (nii) and the growing use of the Internet are creating a rapidly-changing environment for collaborative preservation and access. Within this environment, the Digital Preservation Consortium (dpc) seeks to advance the use and utility of digital technology for the preservation of and access to library materials by fostering the needed infrastructure. Some of the goals of the dpc are to verify and monitor the usefulness of digital imagery for preservation and access; to define and promote shared methods and standards for the production, storage, and distribution of digital images; to enlarge the base of materials preserved in digital image form; and to develop and maintain reliable and affordable mechanisms to gain access to digital image documents. Given its mission and goals for action the document concludes that the dpc needs to establish a formal constitution with defined criteria for membership and an internal organization that can sustain itself in the execution of its mission and goals. (Jlb)
Electronic technologies and preservation by Donald J Waters( Book )
9 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 82 libraries worldwide
Digital imaging technology, which is used to take a computer picture of documents at the page level, has significant potential as a tool for preserving deteriorating library materials. Multiple reproductions can be made without loss of quality; the end product is compact; reproductions can be made in paper, microfilm, or cd-rom; and access over electronic networks is easy. Numerous challenges, however, face users of digital technology. These include: difficulty of browsing on a computer screen; lack of models to assess cost-effectiveness; the relatively short life span of digital storage media and the hardware and software needed to gain access to digital images; and copyright problems. Six approaches will enable librarians to explore the promise of this technology. First the advantages of converting a document to microfilm, which is relatively permanent, or to digital imagery, which is easier to access, need to be carefully considered. Second, as librarians are exploring and evaluating the usefulness of the new technology, they should work with documents that the developing technology can accommodate with few problems and work with materials that are out of copyright. Third, the new technology should not be adopted wholesale but through a series of increments. A fourth approach is to develop and test hypotheses about the value and optimal application of the new technology. A fifth is to build the imaging program around technical standards and products developed for the broad market place. Sixth, libraries should cooperate to make digital image documents widely accessible. Future action needed includes verifying and monitoring the usefulness of digital imagery; sharing methods and standards for image production, storage and distribution; creating and enlarging the base of materials preserved in digital form; and developing reliable and affordable mechanisms to gain access to digital image documents. (Includes 10 references/notes.) (Krn)
Enabling access in digital libraries : a report on a workshop on access management by Digital Library Federation( Book )
9 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 45 libraries worldwide
Issues, rights, change, privacy, economics
Preserving digital information : report of the Task Force on Archiving of Digital Information by Task Force on Archiving of Digital Information( Book )
7 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 21 libraries worldwide
The 21-member Task Force on Archiving of Digital Information was formed in December 1994 and spent a year studying what is needed to make digital libraries stable, accessible, and valid. Their final report is divided into the following sections: (1) "Introduction," which examines the fragility of cultural memory in a digital age and the limits of digital technology; (2) "The Challenge of Archiving Digital Information," a discussion of the obsolescence of certain digital media, migration of digital information to other hardware/software configurations or generations, legal and institutional issues, and the need for deep infrastructure; (3) "Information Objects in the Digital Landscape," which examines the issue of integrity of digital information, and stakeholder interests in that question; (4) "Archival Roles and Responsibilities," about the operating environment, migration strategies, and managing costs and finances; and (5) "Summary and Recommendations." One of the major findings of the study was that a process of certification was needed to create a climate of trust in this field of endeavor. The future needs a sufficient number of people who can be trusted to go to great lengths to store, migrate, and provide access to digital collections. A series of pilot projects and support structures are recommended. Appendices include copies of the charge of the task force and of a detailed analysis of a cost model. (Contains 75 references.) (Bew)
An "empire of necessity" : capital accumulation on West Indian plantations and the problem of artisan manufacturing, 1620-1880 by Donald J Waters( Archival Material )
4 editions published between 1982 and 1984 in English and held by 9 libraries worldwide
Do microfilme à imagem digital by Donald J Waters( Book )
3 editions published between 1997 and 2001 in Portuguese and held by 7 libraries worldwide
The Digital Library Federation : program agenda ( Book )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
The day the Senate fell in love ( Book )
1 edition published in 1967 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
The Catholic University of America Speech and Drama Department, Rev. Gilbert V. Hartke, O.P., head, presents a new musical "The Day the Senate Fell in Love," book and lyrics by Bruce Harrison, music by John Franceschina, directed by Donald J. Waters, settings and lighting by James D. Waring, costumes by Joseph Lewis, assistant designer Lewis D. Rampino, choreography by Nancy Druckenbrod
Strange ways and sweet dreams : Afro-American folklore from the Hampton Institute edited by Donald J. Waters by Donald J Waters( file )
1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Southern States -- Social life and customs
Education reflected in the twentieth century novel by Donald J Waters( Archival Material )
1 edition published in 1942 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
[Reports] ( Book )
in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Managing for digital assets : an overview of strategic issues by Donald J Waters( Book )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
From Microfilm to Digital Imagery by Donald J Waters( Book )
1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
The Yale University Library, one of the earliest developers of preservation microfilming practices, is today engaged in the first stages of a long-term and comprehensive effort to develop practical systems for the conversion of microfilm to digital image, and thereby to develop an understanding of the appropriate relationship of the two technologies in future preservation practice. The first section of this report summarizes the results of the initial planning phase of the larger project. In the next section, a vision of the place of digital technology in a research library such as Yale's is articulated. The third section outlines an economy of choices and organization in which the conversion of microfilm to digital imagery might emerge as a viable preservation option. In the fourth section the architecture of a digital imaging system is mapped and critical issues of feasibility are identified. Finally, a plan of work for a demonstration project is presented which investigates the costs and benefits of conversion in the process of building a digitized library of 10,000 books from microfilm copy. (7 tables and figures) (mab)
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Waters, Donald
Waters, Donald 1952-
Waters, Donald Joseph 1952-
English (75)
Portuguese (4)
Spanish (3)
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