Managing the Digitisation of Library, Archive and Museum Materials

TitleManaging the Digitisation of Library, Archive and Museum Materials
Publication TypeBrochure
AuthorsYoungs, Karla
Series TitleNPO Preservation Guidance Preservation Management Series
PublisherNational Preservation Office
Place PublishedLondon
Year of Publications.a.
AbstractThis leaflet aims to introduce the library, archive and museum professional to the management of the digitisation process, of digitisation projects and of digital image archives. It does not cover the technical detail of image capture and storage, nor the processing of text based materials by OCR (Optical Character Recognition) for full-text searching. Sources of information on these topics can be found at the back of this leaflet (page 24). The issues covered here include: ■ An introduction to digitisation ■ Using a framework to develop a digitisation project ■ Project justification – an examination of the reasons why library, archive and museum communities invest in converting materials into digital formats; ■ Selection of materials for digitisation, and the management of these materials ■ Project scope - what must be taken into account when deciding to carry out a digitisation project ■ Planning the project ■ Managing a digitisation project ■ Management and preservation of the digital images Digitisation projects include all the above. Scanning the materials to make a digital copy is only one part of the project. It will account for a relatively small proportion of the total resources, both in time and financial terms.
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  • 08-11-2010