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The Resource Getting started with digital collections : scaling to fit your organization, Jane D. Monson

Getting started with digital collections : scaling to fit your organization, Jane D. Monson

Label
Getting started with digital collections : scaling to fit your organization
Title
Getting started with digital collections
Title remainder
scaling to fit your organization
Statement of responsibility
Jane D. Monson
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Digital collections have already changed the ways users access and interact with an institution's materials. And small or medium-sized libraries, archives, museums, and historical societies face a unique set of challenges in regards to digital collections. They may have been unable to jump on the digitization bandwagon at its beginning due to competing priorities or lack of resources, and may now be struggling to get a digitization program in place to meet the evolving needs and expectations of their own users. The good news is that digital projects can scale down to fit the size of any organization. Providing an entry point for librarians, archivists, and curators who are new to digitization, Monson's guide shows how even smaller institutions can successfully endeavor to make their content digitally accessible. Clearing aside the jargon and acronyms to hone in on the practicals, this book will help readers get a digitization program off the ground, offering guidance on: how to efficiently harness existing workflows, especially in departments seeing a decline in workload; the pros and cons of the two common service models for state and regional digital repositories; how to evaluate and choose among the digital asset management systems, comparing four proprietary and six open source systems; hardware options for image capture; choices in metadata models MODS, VRA Core, Dublin Core Element Set, and EAD; understanding the characteristics of various file formats and using them effectively to create master and derivative files; bitstream copying, data redundancy and other strategies to safeguard digital files against media degradation and technological obsolescence; and Section 108 copyright exemptions for cultural heritage institutions. This guide to digitization fundamentals will ensure that readers gain a solid grasp of the knowledge and resources available for getting started on their own digital collection projects
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1977-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Monson, Jane D.
Dewey number
025.8/4
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
ZA4080
LC item number
.M66 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Digital libraries
  • Small libraries
  • Library materials
  • Metadata
  • Digital libraries
  • Copyright and digital preservation
  • Digital preservation
Target audience
adult
Label
Getting started with digital collections : scaling to fit your organization, Jane D. Monson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Digitization at smaller institutions -- The solo digital librarian -- Working across departments -- Working across institutions -- Basic skills -- Image conversion -- Metadata -- Digital collection management systems -- Copyright and digital collections -- Preserving your digital assets
Control code
21086929
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
viii, 183 pages
Isbn
9780838915431
Lccn
2016047208
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Getting started with digital collections : scaling to fit your organization, Jane D. Monson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Digitization at smaller institutions -- The solo digital librarian -- Working across departments -- Working across institutions -- Basic skills -- Image conversion -- Metadata -- Digital collection management systems -- Copyright and digital collections -- Preserving your digital assets
Control code
21086929
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
viii, 183 pages
Isbn
9780838915431
Lccn
2016047208
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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