Texas Digital Library Conference System, TCDL 2012

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The Browning Letters Online
Darryl B. Stuhr

Building: AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center
Room: Amphitheatre 204
Date: 2012-05-24 11:55 AM – 12:15 PM
Last modified: 2012-04-25


The Baylor University Electronic Library Digitization Group partnered with the special collection Armstrong Browning Library in summer 2011 to digitize, and place online, 2,800 letters written to and from Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett. Wellesley College also joined the partnership and offered to share 573 of their digitized letters with Baylor to help develop the virtual collection of Browning Letters. Baylor was excited to partner with Wellesley because they own the original love letters of Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett.

The presentation will share the Digitization Group’s experience and will cover the collaborative component of the project, in-house and outsourced digitization, project workflow including data migration between systems, batch loading metadata and objects into The Baylor Library digital collection access system CONTENTdm, and the handling of full-text transcripts to the digital objects.

The target audience is libraries interested in mounting digital letter collections and those interested in collaborative digital projects.


Digitization; metadata ; CONTENTdm;

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