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Digitization In The Real World

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Digitization in the Real World highlights 34 cases of digital collection building in libraries, archives, museums, and cultural heritage institutions throughout North America. This book is written by practitioners for practitioners focusing on lessons learned from small to medium-sized digitization projects.
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Overview

Digitization in the Real World highlights 34 cases of digital collection building in libraries, archives, museums, and cultural heritage institutions throughout North America. This book is written by practitioners for practitioners focusing on lessons learned from small to medium-sized digitization projects.
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Digitization of information is necessary to ensure that materials of importance are available to the widest number of people. Kucsma (emerging technologies mgr., Metropolitan New York Lib. Council) and Ng (Graduate Sch. of Library & Information Studies, Queens Coll., CUNY) offer more than 30 case studies by practitioners on their successful digitization projects at repositories including public libraries of all sizes, universities, and other institutions holding special collections. The contributors also address potential barriers to these projects, including time lines, staffing, training, equipment, content management, and optimized handling of nonprint materials. Ultimately, the message is that the time and effort required to preserve historic materials are more than worthwhile for the benefit of the safe storage and dissemination of the information. VERDICT Even nontechnical information professionals will find this book inspirational and easy to understand. For those with a more technical background, there is enough information about metadata to keep them content. Highly recommended for all library professional reading collections, as well as those concerned about the future of information preservation.—Lisa Guidarini, Algonquin Area P.L. Dist., IL
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780615379982
  • Publisher: Metropolitan New York Library Council
  • Publication date: 10/18/2010
  • Pages: 592
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 1.32 (d)

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