Preparing Collections for Digitization
This practical guide fills that gap, offering guidance covering the end-to-end process of digitizing collections, from selecting records for digitization to choosing suppliers and equipment and dealing with documents that present individual problems. As such, it can be used as a `how-to' reference manual for collection managers who are embarking on a digitization project or who are managing an existing project. It also covers some of the wider issues such as the use of surrogates for preservation, and the long term sustainability of digital access. Key areas covered are:
* digitization in the context of collection management
* before you digitize: resources, suppliers and surrogates
* the digital image
* the process of selection
* surveying collections
* equipment for image capture
* preparation of document formats and fastenings
* preparation of damaged documents
* setting up the imaging operation.
Readership: A clearly-written guide to a complex process, this book is an essential resource for all collection and project managers who have responsibility for the preservation of archival collections, as well as all industry professionals whose role touches on the digitization of collections.
- Paperback | 208 pages
- 154.94 x 231.14 x 15.24mm | 317.51g
- 16 Dec 2010
- Facet Publishing
- London, United Kingdom
- New ed.
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About Jess Ahmon
Jess Ahmon MA MSc is Preservation Officer at The National Archives. She has given a number of presentations on the challenges of digitization of original documents, most recently at the Digital Futures training programme run by King's College London.