Digital Project - Big Data

Digital Project - BIG Data

Updated Mar 21, 2021 rap

The Digital Project started around 2005. As of now we have scanned 100% of our magazine collection. Newsletters are being scanned as we get them. Older scans of Club Folders, Who’s Who and Newsletters may need to be re-scanned at some point because of both poor quality scans and the new unscanned content that has been mixed into the folders.

Our old FileMaker 5 Database of individual tables has been upgraded to a single FileMaker Pro Advanced 18 Relational Database with ten different kinds of data including: Books, Audio, Video, Who’s Who, Clubs, Club Folders, Newsletters, Scanned Magazines, Photos, and The Bulletin.

All of a sudden we’re dealing with BIG Data. Working with BIG Data will require bigger and faster computers. Upgrades to our computing tools inside the Library are now in the planning stages. Many of our volunteers have much faster computers in their homes, both Mac and PC, than what’s available inside the Library.

ANRL now has a Synology Network Attached Storage (NAS) with a capacity of 12TB to keep its data.