Description

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

Readership

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

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.

Details

No. of pages:
248
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2008
Published:
Imprint:
Chandos Publishing
Electronic ISBN:
9781780631387
Print ISBN:
9781843343974
Print ISBN:
9781843343967

About the authors

Allison Zhang

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

Don Gourley

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