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Creating Digital Collections. Chandos Information Professional Series

  • ID: 2735827
  • Book
  • September 2008
  • 248 Pages
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
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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; Digitising material; Creating metadata; Designing a user interface for digital collections; The complete digitisation process and workflow management; Digital collections management system; Selecting software and hardware for digital collections management systems; Documentation; The knowledge and skills required for creating digital collections; Conclusion.
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Zhang, Allison
Allison Zhang is Manager, Digital Collections Production Center, Washington Research Library Consortium (WRLC).
Gourley, Don
Don Gourley is based at the Digital Humanities Observatory, Ireland.
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