Description

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.

Key Features

  • 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

Readership

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.

Details

No. of pages:
208
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2004
Published:
Imprint:
Chandos Publishing
eBook ISBN:
9781780630663
Print ISBN:
9781843340744
Print ISBN:
9781843340737

About the authors

Cokie Anderson

Cokie Anderson has been an Assistant Professor at Oklahoma State University since 2000, and directs the University Library’s Electronic Publishing Center. She is one of the founding members of , a collaborative effort by Oklahoma libraries, archives, and museums to digitise cultural materials.

Affiliations and Expertise

Oklahoma State University, USA

David Maxwell

David C. Maxwell is the Coordinator at Oklahoma State University Library Electronic Publishing Center.