Creating Digital Collections: A Practical Guide by Allison ZhangCreating Digital Collections: A Practical Guide by Allison Zhang

Creating Digital Collections: A Practical Guide

byAllison Zhang, Don GourleyEditorAllison Zhang

Paperback | September 30, 2008

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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
Allison Zhangis Manager, Digital Collections Production Center, Washington Research Library Consortium (WRLC).Don Gourleyis based at the Digital Humanities Observatory, Ireland.
Title:Creating Digital Collections: A Practical GuideFormat:PaperbackDimensions:248 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.53 inPublished:September 30, 2008Publisher:Woodhead PublishingLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1843343967

ISBN - 13:9781843343967

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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 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