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By Allison Zhang, Don Gourley

ISBN-10: 1843343967

ISBN-13: 9781843343967

Libraries realize the significance of digitizing archival fabric to enhance entry to and maintenance in their precise collections. This booklet offers a step by step advisor for growing electronic collections, together with examples and sensible information that experience by no means been released before.

  • Illustrates techniques with an on-going case examine on the finish of every chapter
  • Provides designated technical details and sensible event Discusses practitioners' perception in digitization
  • Can be used as a advisor for developing electronic collections

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Libraries realize the significance of digitizing archival fabric to enhance entry to and renovation in their particular collections. This ebook offers a step by step advisor for growing electronic collections, together with examples and useful counsel that experience by no means been released earlier than. Illustrates recommendations with an on-going case research on the finish of every chapterProvides exact technical info and functional event Discusses practitioners' perception in digitizationCan be used as a advisor for growing electronic collections

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The ease of indexing and browsing digital content makes its discovery less reliant on detailed descriptive metadata. Administrative metadata Administrative metadata provides information to support management of the resource. g. checksums) for content files; the physical location of the original source and/or the digital object; the tools and equipment used to create the resource; the operator responsible for creating the digital file. Administrative metadata plays a very important role in digital preservation by documenting the technical provenance of the content.

For example, if the archival box number is part of the name, determine how many boxes are in the collection. If there are fewer than 10, use one digit to specify the number. If more than 10 but fewer than 100, use two digits, and so on. Take the sort order of your computer systems and scripting tools into consideration. For example, some systems will recognise that ‘2’ comes before ‘12’ while others will base the comparison on the first character only. Do not include redundant information. For example, in most systems the extension already specifies the digital format, so it is not necessary to specify it in the file naming convention.

Kenney et al. htm). htm). Value added by digitisation According to Smith, ‘in theory, a library would choose to digitize existing collection items only if it could identify the value that is added by digitization and determine that the benefits outweigh the costs’ (Smith, 2001). In practice it is easy to identify value added by digitisation, but assigning a value that can be compared with the costs is much more difficult and sometimes impossible. As a selection criterion it is important to compare the relative added value for each candidate digitisation project.

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