Photocopying of library and archive materials

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Photocopying, scanning and photography are the most popular methods of copying books, documents and other archive materials. Most libraries and archives provide some form of self-service copying facility for users. Carried out incorrectly, copying can cause severe damage to collection items. This booklet from the British Library Preservation Advisory Centre describes the risks from different copying […]

Creating your digitisation strategy

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Planning for Digitisation How you approach the planing of your digitisation work really depends on what kind of digitisation it is. If you are going to be running a time-limited project to digitise an identified part of your collection, then a specific Digitisation Plan will almost certainly meet your needs. If you’re going to be […]

Deciding to digitise

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How should your organisation approach deciding what to digitise? Time spent planning your digitisation project in advance will deliver significant benefits later in your project. This fact sheet, one of a series produced by JISC Digital Media, helps you take a practical approach to deciding what to digitise. Clicking the link on this page will allow […]

Digital preservation for digital reproductions

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As part of the Digitising Contemporary Art initiative, the Netherlands Media Art Institute (NIMk) has produced a comprehensive guideline to developing and implementing strategies for the long-term preservation of digital assets and their associated metadata. The resources are available free of charge, and provide excellent and practical guidance for archives and cultural institutions wanting to […]

Managing the digitisation of library, archive and museum materials

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This leaflet from the National Preservation Office aims to introduce the library, archive and museum professional to the management of the digitisation process, of digitisation projects and of digital image archives. It covers the following issues: An introduction to digitisation Using a framework to develop a digitisation project Project justification – an examination of the […]

Photographing collection items

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In this first of a new series of instructional videos from Museums Australia Victoria, Peta Knott, Project Manager of Victorian Collections provides a simple and practical guide for small museums wishing to digitise items from their collections. Peta demonstrates how setting up a basic digitisation studio can be simple and affordable, and provides invaluable advice […]