LCDL Transcription Guidelines

LCDL can make all collections full-text searchable, provided the item is transcribed. The type of object will determine how you should create the transcription.  For example, oral histories require a PDF transcript with recommended formatting, and handwritten letters are transcribed directly into the metadata spreadsheet.  These guidelines provide some simple to use techniques for ensuring […]

LCDL Metadata Template

The Lowcountry Digital Library batch imports metadata and digital objects through tab delimited text files.  The simplest way to create these text files is through a spreadsheet.  For our project partners, we have created several metadata templates in spreadsheet format that includes brief information about each metadata field.  We have also included in this template […]

LCDL Digitization Guidelines

This is a revised digitization manual detailing the different type of digitization files, LCDL's suggested minimum digitization standards, our preferred naming conventions and file organization recommendations and instructions on how to use Epson's Scan Utility and Photoshop's Image Processor function.  Our digitization standards follow the standards and best practices as established by the Federal Agencies […]

Branding Manual

This is an easy explanation of our branding requirements that we created for our partner institutions so that they may provide us with the digital files and specifications to brand their pages accordingly. 

LCDL Metadata Schema

This is a detailed listing of all metadata fields required and/or recommended for the Lowcountry Digital Library.  This schema has been vetted against national standards and best practices and is compatible with the South Carolina Digital Library (SCDL) and the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) element sets. LCDL uses the MODS metadata schema for […]

Sample Workflow

This is a simple graphic that represents the process of a Lowcountry Digital Library project from start to finish.  We hope you will find this useful when planning out your next LCDL project.