Description

This book focuses on practical, standards-based approaches to planning, executing and managing projects in which libraries and other cultural institutions digitize material and make it available on the web (or make collections of born-digital material available). Topics include evaluating material for digitization, intellectual property issues, metadata standards, digital library content management systems, search and retrieval considerations, project management, project operations, proposal writing, and libraries’ emerging role as publishers.

Key Features

  • Highly practical. Explains complex processes, warns of potential challenges and provides advice for solving realistic problems
  • Comprehensive: includes coverage of the range of techniques and strategies for digitizing and organizing material that practitioners can use to plan and implement digitization projects

Readership

Practitioners and students of Library and Information Science

Table of Contents

Introduction; Preliminary tasks; Copyright and digital library collections; Metadata for digital collections; File formats; Search and display; Content management systems; Project management; Project operations; Developing workflows; Preservation strategies; A case study.

Details

No. of pages:
368
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2006
Published:
Imprint:
Chandos Publishing
Electronic ISBN:
9781780630984
Print ISBN:
9781843341772
Print ISBN:
9781843341765

About the author

Mark Jordan

Mark Jordan is Head of Library Systems at Simon Fraser University, Canada, and has published widely.

Reviews

…a timely publication specifically aimed at libraries and librarians involved in digitising projects or planning such initiatives., Online Information Review
...provides advice for solving realistic problems., Online Information Review
…covers a comprehensive range of topics related to digitalisation of products., Online Information Review