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List of figures, tables, and boxes
About the author
Viewing the first photograph
Images and figures
Why Managing Image Collections: A practical guide?
Chapter 1: Photographic image history
Technology and images
Early attempts at photography
Daguerreotypes and calotypes
Other early formats
Development of image collections
Plate and camera improvements
Chapter 2: Digital image basics
What is a digital image?
Digital and analog differences
Digital images as surrogates
Digital cameras and scanners
Dynamic range and bit depth
Master and derivative files
Digital decisive moment
Chapter 3: Photographic image issues
Photography in context
Intellectual property rights
Legal and cultural considerations
Chapter 4: Photographic image collection management
Photographic appraisal criteria
Selection for digitization
Managing hybrid collections
Chapter 5: Metadata and information management
Description for archives, libraries, and museums
Challenges of image description
Image description practices
Description for digitization initiatives
Metadata for information management
Chapter 6: Digitization
In-house or outsourced digitization
Scanning from originals or duplicates
Management systems for images
Benefits of digitization
Chapter 7: Conclusion
Appendix A: Digital project considerations
Appendix B: Glossary of image collection terms
Appendix C: Further reading
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.
- Offers practical information for the busy information professional
- Concentrates solely on image management
- Focuses on unique needs of born digital and digitized images
Practitioners and students of Library and Information Science
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- © Chandos Publishing 2011
- 3rd February 2011
- Chandos Publishing
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Margot Note has a Master’s in History from Sarah Lawrence College, a Master’s in Library and Information Science, and a Post-Master’s Certificate in Archives and Records Management, both from Drexel University. She is a Certified Archivist based in New York and is the Director of Archives and Information Management at World Monuments Fund, an international historic preservation organization.
World Monuments Fund, USA
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