Managing Digital Audiovisual Resources: A Practical Guide For Librarians by Matthew C. MarinerManaging Digital Audiovisual Resources: A Practical Guide For Librarians by Matthew C. Mariner

Managing Digital Audiovisual Resources: A Practical Guide For Librarians

byMatthew C. Mariner

Paperback | March 12, 2014

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The demand from library users for audiovisual materials and remote access combined with the unceasing deterioration and inaccessibility of many audiovisual formats requires libraries to adapt their collections to meet current and future demands. While this changing landscape of digitization and resource management may seem daunting, it represents an opportunity to bolster a library's relevancy and competitiveness.Managing Digital Audiovisual Resources fills a gap as a single concise guide for real world basics, broad concepts, and practical needs from technologies to collections to promotion. The easy-to-read book is geared towards the ongoing management of digital audiovisual resources, presenting real world scenarios and ways to think through balancing all of the many factors and needs for these collections, dealing with limited resources, materials with different levels of significance, materials facing different levels of preservation risk, factors for decision making, and resources for other options.  The book takes a procedural and example-rich approach to the management of digital audiovisual resources. It covers: ·the selection of resources for digitization;· how to manage digitization of physical audiovisual collections; ·how to select the best platforms for preservation and presentation; and,· how to market collections once they are accessible.Among other useful features, this guide will provide readers with:·Illustrated digitization workflows; ·Comprehensive lists and illustrated descriptions of equipment and formats;·Real-world case studies;·Common U.S. copyright situations; and·Resources for further study and assistance.
Matthew C. Mariner is an assistant professor and Head of Special Collections and Digital Initiatives at Auraria Library, a downtown Denver-based tri-institutional library serving The University of Colorado Denver, Metropolitan State University, and The Community College of Denver.
Title:Managing Digital Audiovisual Resources: A Practical Guide For LibrariansFormat:PaperbackDimensions:146 pages, 11.04 × 8.52 × 0.37 inPublished:March 12, 2014Publisher:Rowman & Littlefield PublishersLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0810891034

ISBN - 13:9780810891036


Table of Contents

PrefaceAcknowledgmentsChapter 1. The Basics of Managing Digital Audiovisual ResourcesChapter 2. What Do You Have? Evaluating CollectionsChapter 3. Evaluating Collections: Picking a Direction and Developing CollectionsChapter 4. Planning for DigitizationChapter 5. Digitization: Managing Digitization, Selecting Equipment, and Applying StandardsChapter 6. Presentation and AccessChapter 7. Enhancement and PromotionChapter 8. Essential TakeawaysAbout the AuthorIndex

Editorial Reviews

Managing Digital Audiovisual Resources offers a holistic view on the management of digital audiovisual resources. An excellent read with a wonderful perspective on meeting current needs and doing so in ways that build capacity and skill for practitioners, teams, and institutions, and the broader community. This book is an ideal resource for all working with digital audiovisual collections (librarians, archivists, curators, IT professionals, scholars, digital technicians, and many others).