Preparing Collections for Digitization
All major institutions in the libraries and archives sector around the globe are now confronting the challenges of providing digital access to their collections, and as mass digitization becomes more widespread there is a demand for detailed guidance on best practice.
This practical guide offers advice and guidance covering the end-to-end process of digitizing collections, from selecting records for digitization, to choosing equipment and dealing with damaged documents. As such, it can be used as a ‘how-to’ reference manual for those who are embarking on a digitization project or those who are having to manage 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.
The book is an essential resource for collection and project managers who have responsibility for the preservation of archival collections and all industry professionals whose roles touch on the digitization of collections.