Creating digital collections : a practical guide / Allison B. Zhang and Don Gourley.

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.

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Main Authors: Zhang, Allison B. (Author), Gourley, Don (Author)
Corporate Author: Gale (Firm)
Format: eBook
Published: Oxford : Chandos Publishing, 2009.
Series:Chandos information professional series.
Table of Contents:
  • Introduction
  • Planning and managing digitisation projects
  • Selecting material for digitisation
  • Metadata strategy
  • Digitising material
  • Creating metadata
  • Designing a user interface for digital collections
  • The collection 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.