Description

This book explores issues surrounding all aspects of visual collection management, taken from real-world experience in creating management systems and digitizing core content. Readers will gain the knowledge to manage the digitization process from beginning to end, assess and define the needs of their particular project, and evaluate digitization options. Additionally, they will select strategies which best meet current and future needs, acquire the knowledge to select the best images for digitization, and understand the legal issues surrounding digitization of visual collections.

Key Features

  • Offers practical information for the busy information professional
  • Concentrates solely on image management
  • Focuses on unique needs of born digital and digitized images

Readership

Practitioners and students of Library and Information Science

Table of Contents

Dedication

List of figures, tables, and boxes

Acknowledgments

About the author

Introduction

L’Heliographie

Viewing the first photograph

Images defined

Collections defined

Objectives

Images and figures

Audience

Why Managing Image Collections: A practical guide?

Other resources

Chapter 1: Photographic image history

Abstract:

Introduction

Technology and images

Early attempts at photography

Daguerreotypes and calotypes

Technical developments

Other early formats

Commercial expansion

Development of image collections

Plate and camera improvements

Film developments

Color photography

Digital technology

Chapter 2: Digital image basics

Abstract:

Introduction

What is a digital image?

Digital and analog differences

Digital images as surrogates

Digital cameras and scanners

Dynamic range and bit depth

Resolution

Resolution recommendations

Master and derivative files

Interpolation

Compression

File formats

Digital decisive moment

Chapter 3: Photographic image issues

Abstract:

Introduction

Visual literacy

Authenticity

Decontexualization

Paradigm shift

Contextual meaning

Photography in context

Intellectual property rights

Legal and cultural considerations

Ethics

Preservation

Chapter 4: Photographic image collection management

Abstract

Introduction

Image collections

Appraisal defined

Photographic appraisal

Photographic appraisal criteria

Selection for digitization

Managing hybrid collections

Chapter 5: Metadata and information management

Abstract:

Details

No. of pages:
232
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2011
Published:
Imprint:
Chandos Publishing
Print ISBN:
9781843345992
Electronic ISBN:
9781780630564