Creating Digital Collections, 1st Edition

  • Allison Zhang
  • Published By: Chandos Publishing
  • ISBN-10: 1780631383
  • ISBN-13: 9781780631387
  • DDC: 025.284
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 248 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2009 | Published/Released September 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2009

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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.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
List of Figures and Tables.
About the Authors.
1: Introduction.
2: Planning and Managing Digitisation Projects.
3: Selecting Material for Digitisation.
4: Metadata Strategy.
5: Digitising Material.
6: Creating Metadata.
7: Designing a User Interface for Digital Collections.
8: The Complete Digitisation Process and Workflow Management.
9: Digital Collections Management System.
10: Selecting Software and Hardware for Digital Collections Management Systems.
11: Documentation.
12: The Knowledge and Skills Required for Creating Digital Collections.
13: Conclusion.
Checklist for Evaluating a Digital Collections Management System.
Sample Documentation from the WRLC Digital Collections Production Center.