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.
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
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.