Digitization: Resources & Best Practices

Suggested Readings

Besser, H. Introduction to Imaging. Getty Research Institute.

Cornelis, O., Lesaffre, M., Moelants, D., & Leman, M. (2010). Access to Ethnic Music: Advances and Perspectives in Content-based Music Information Retrieval. Signal Processing, 90(4).

Digital Imaging: Imaging and imagebases (comprehensive resources on imaging).  Stanford University.

Kenney, Anne R. Moving Theory into Practice: Digital Imaging Tutorial.

Landon, G. V. (2009). Toward Digitizing All Forms of Documentation. D-Lib Magazine, 15(3).

Lesk, M. (2004).Chapter 2: Text documents & Chapter 3: Images of pages. In Understanding Digital Libraries. 2nd Ed. (pp. 31-90). Amsterdam: Morgan-Kaufmann.

Best Practices

Federal Agencies Digitization Guidelines Initiative (http://www.digitizationguidelines.gov/):

Audio Analog-to-Digital Converter Performance Specification and Test Method Guideline (Version 1.0, Draft June 19, 2012)

Digital Imaging Framework (April 2, 2009)

Digitization Activities–Project Planning (November 4, 2009)

Technical Guidelines for Digitizing Cultural Heritage Materials (August 24, 2010)

Digital Conversion–Documents and Guidelines: A Bibliographic Reference (August 28, 2009) (A list of digital imaging guidelines and best practices developed by agencies and institutions in the U.S. and abroad)

U.S. National Archives and Records Administration and Library of Congress Guidelines/Best Practices:

Library of Congress (2006). Library of Congress technical standards for digital conversion of text and graphic materials.

NARA (2004). Technical guidelines for digitizing archival materials for electronic access: Creation of production master files.

Organizationally Developed Best Practices:

Bibliographical Center for Research (BCR) (2008). BCR’s CDP digital imaging best practices version 2.0.

Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois (2009). Digitization best practices for images and text.

Indiana Memory and LSTA (2007). Proposed digital imaging standards and best practices.

Missourii Office of the Secretary of State (2001). Digital Imaging Systems Guidelines.

University of Colorado Digital Library (2009). Digitization best practices: Version 1.0.

Yale University Library (2008). Image capture best practices.



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