This resource, from Culture24, shows that digital assets can be useful for managing your collections, documenting their use and managing reproductions where rights and licensing allow. Sharing them on your own website or with aggregator sites can allow greater access to them, and monitoring their use can add to your documentation and demonstrate their value.
Managing and recording how your collections, including images and other reproductions of them, are used, whether by you or anyone else. As well as the managing the use of original objects, the procedure also covers the use of images and other reproductions, when you will usually need the Rights management procedure too.
International Image Interoperability Framework (IIIF), provides standardised APIs (application programming interfaces) and support for doing so. It help implementors to describe and present images in a way that more users can find and access them.
This resource from Tate shares experience gained over a five-year digitisation project funded by HLF and Tate. It includes a section on selecting archive material for digitisation and avoiding unintended consequences such as cultural bias.
A case study on supporting the discovery of digitised archive collections through online engagement.