Creating Digital Collections

1st Edition

A Practical Guide

Authors: Allison Zhang Don Gourley
Paperback ISBN: 9781843343967
eBook ISBN: 9781780631387
Imprint: Chandos Publishing
Published Date: 30th September 2008
Page Count: 248
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Table of Contents

Planning and managing digitisation projects; Selecting material for digitisation; Metadata strategy; Digitising material; Creating metadata; Designing a user interface for digital collections; The complete digitisation process and workflow management; Digital collections management system; Selecting software and hardware for digital collections management systems; Documentation; The knowledge and skills required for creating digital collections; Conclusion.


Libraries recognize the importance of digitizing archival material to improve access to and preservation of their special collections. This book provides a step-by-step guide for creating digital collections, including examples and practical tips that have never been published before.

Key Features

  • Illustrates concepts with an on-going case study at the end of each chapter
  • Provides detailed technical information and practical experience Discusses practitioners’ insight in digitization
  • Can be used as a guide for creating digital collections


Librarians, archivists, and museum/special collection curators; Digital library developers and managers; Students of Library and Information Science


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About the Authors

Allison Zhang Author

Allison Zhang is Manager, Digital Collections Production Center, Washington Research Library Consortium (WRLC).

Affiliations and Expertise

Washington Research Library Consortium (WRLC), USA

Don Gourley Author

Don Gourley is based at the Digital Humanities Observatory, Ireland.

Affiliations and Expertise

Digital Humanities Observatory, Ireland