Digitization And Digital Archiving: A Practical Guide For Librarians by Elizabeth R. LeggettDigitization And Digital Archiving: A Practical Guide For Librarians by Elizabeth R. Leggett

Digitization And Digital Archiving: A Practical Guide For Librarians

byElizabeth R. Leggett

Paperback | July 24, 2014

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More and more, library patrons are embracing the ease with which information can be accessed digitally. This is why many librarians in libraries of every size and type are currently working towards making information available electronically. Digitization and Digital Archiving: A Practical Guide for Librarians is a comprehensive guide to the process of digital storage and archiving. Assuming only basic computer knowledge, this guide walks the reader through everything he or she needs to know to start or maintain a digital archiving project.
Elizabeth R. Leggett is a freelance technical writer, and has worked in libraries and archives at Centre College, the University of Kentucky, and Murray State University. She also began a local digital genealogical collection at the Calloway County Public Library. Her writing on the topic of digital storage and archiving appeared in th...
Title:Digitization And Digital Archiving: A Practical Guide For LibrariansFormat:PaperbackDimensions:226 pages, 10.89 × 8.52 × 0.64 inPublished:July 24, 2014Publisher:Rowman & Littlefield PublishersLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0810892073

ISBN - 13:9780810892071


Table of Contents

PrefaceAcknowledgmentsChapter 1. Why Use Digital Preservation?Chapter 2. How Do Computers Store Information?Chapter 3. Storing ImagesChapter 4. Storing TextChapter 5. Storing Audio and VideoChapter 6. CDs, DVDs, and Blu-RayChapter 7. Magnetic TapeChapter 8. Hard DrivesChapter 9. Flash MemoryChapter 10. Cloud ComputingChapter 11. Equipment for Digitizing and Editing Archival MaterialsChapter 12. Metadata and Accessing InformationChapter 13. Copyright LawChapter 14. Problems With Digital PreservationChapter 15. Putting It All TogetherAbout the AuthorIndex

Editorial Reviews

Overall, the book is written in a very straightforward and accessible style. . . .It may be of interest to those seeking an introductory guide to IT concepts.