Creating Digital Collections: A Practical Guide

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Chandos, 2008 - Business & Economics - 234 pages
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Libraries recognize the importance of digitizing archival material to improve access to and preservation of their special collections. This book provides a step-by-step guide for creating digital collections, including examples and practical tips that have never been published before.

  • Illustrates concepts with an on-going case study at the end of each chapter
  • Provides detailed technical information and practical experience Discusses practitioners' insight in digitization
  • Can be used as a guide for creating digital collections

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Planning and managing digitisation projects
Selecting material for digitisation
Metadata strategy

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About the author (2008)

Allison Zhang is Manager of the Digital Collections Production Center at the Washington Research Library Consortium (WRLC), Maryland.

Don Gourley is based at the Digital Humanities Observatory, Ireland.

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