Digital Library Plan

Group Members

Duane Carter
Rachael Gilg
Mariela Hristova


We plan to collaborate at every stage of the project, but our overall division of responsibilities is as follows:


We will be using Greenstone for creating our digital collection.

Metadata Standards

We plan on using the Dublin Core Element Set, Version 1.1., which consists of 15 elements. At this stage in the project, our assumption is that this standard set will describe our documents in enough detail. If we discover, however, that we need more flexibility, we might consider expanding the element set.

One concern that we might have to resolve before making a final decision on the exact set of elements is whether we should use the same set for every document format or not, since we have images, movie footage and sound recordings.

Types of Access

Our project is intended for public access. The two options we are considering are CD-ROM or a website.


The purpose of this collection is to present the music of Duane Carter, trumpet player, composer, and arranger, from his days in the U.S. Army Band to present. The recordings, videos, and pictures included in this collection span a period of approximately twenty years.

The objective is to provide a chronicle of Duane's professional music career. It is our intention to expand the collection back to his first professional gigs, while still in high school, and to incorporate any future works.

Currently, the principles for inclusion are:

1) Music in which Duane was a performer, either in rehearsal or public performance
2) Music composed by Duane
3) Music arranged by Duane
4) Music that would fall under the category of Jazz or Contemporary Jazz
5) Music recorded within the last twenty years

while the principles for exclusion are:

1) Music performed, composed, or arranged by Duane that would fall under a category other than Jazz or Contemporary Jazz
2) Music recorded beyond the twenty year time period

Technical Process

1. Collect source material Compact discs
Cassette tapes
VHS videotapes Photographs
2. Convert to digital format Capture into audio software, compress for streaming as Quicktime, MP3, and possibly RealAudio. Capture into iMovie, edit into short clips, and compress as Quicktime, MPEG-4, and possibly RealVideo. Scan on flatbed into graphics program, convert to JPEG files.
3. Describe items Create a textual description (caption) for each item to allow full-text searching.
4. Apply metadata Apply Dublin Core metadata.
5. Create structure, indexes Thematic linking of individual songs with video and images from performances.
6. Build library Mac OS X system.
7. Distribute of collection Distribute on CD-ROM or publish to public Web site.