Starting a Digitization Center provides a complete overview of the digitization process and how to set up a digitization center, from the earliest stages of development to putting collections online. It covers: Essential steps and standards, acquiring the essentials needed for imaging/digitizing, including equipment, software, hardware, personnel and housing, finding partners/collaborators, locating training and online resources, obtaining funding, setting up guidelines, formats, websites and putting collections online.
Stresses the importance of collaboration, tips for finding partners and working with others
Serves as a practical handbook and it acts as a manual, and guides readers to finding more advanced resources
Focuses on creating a good digitisation center/project with extremely limited funds and/or low budget
Librarians, archivists and curators
Table of Contents
Introduction; Getting started; Hardware; Software; The digitization process; Collaboration: ways of working together; Funding; Putting collections online; Preservation planning.