The metadata aspects are very important. In our longer term plans e will
be implementing a plan stage for the ELN so some of the metadata is there
On 20/01/2014 09:36, "Chris Morris" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>For the future, you might want to consider issuing Livescribe pens. These
>capture what's written and when you put the pen in its cradle, it is
>uploaded as an image.
>Lab notebooks nowadays look a bit like scrap books, and a lot of the
>material that is stuck in them has actually been printed out from a
>computer, e.g. chromatogram traces. So it was digital to start with. An
>Electronic Lab Notebook, if properly implemented, will allow you to
>capture that information and add metadata to it.
>What disciplines are your scientists working in? I work on software
>designed to support the records of molecular biologists.
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>Date: Sat, 18 Jan 2014 14:51:42 +0000
>From: Alex Hardisty <[log in to unmask]>
>Subject: Re: digitizing laboratory notebooks
>There is a huge amount of digitization experience in the musuems and
>libraries communities to call upon. Botanical collections, for example
>have set up highly efficient "factory production line" like set-ups to
>digitize information about hundreds of thousands / millions of specimens.
>Various libraries have undertaken massive digitisation activities of
>their paper holdings. Wellcome Library, British Library come to mind.
>These latter are probably relevant and can offer excellent advice.
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>Date: 17/01/2014 18:35
>Subject: digitizing laboratory notebooks
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>My institution is exploring the possibility of digitizing our
>paper lab notebooks. We've done some small-scale scanning for
>individuals, and are now considering a bigger, more comprehensive effort.
>If you've worked on something similar, I'd love to hear about it. Did you
>use a vendor for scanning, or do it in-house? What happens to the paper
>copies of the notebooks once they're scanned -- do they go back to the
>PIs, or into archival storage in the library or elsewhere? Do you provide
>access to the digital copies of the notebooks through a repository, or do
>you give the files directly to the PIs, or something else?
>We've really just begun to think through the possibilities for this
>project, so any experience you're willing to share is welcome!
>Data Librarian, Carlson Science and Engineering Library University of
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