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Managing Image Collections

Author : Margot Note
ISBN : 9781780630564
Genre : Computers
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This book explores issues surrounding all aspects of visual collection management, taken from real-world experience in creating management systems and digitizing core content. Readers will gain the knowledge to manage the digitization process from beginning to end, assess and define the needs of their particular project, and evaluate digitization options. Additionally, they will select strategies which best meet current and future needs, acquire the knowledge to select the best images for digitization, and understand the legal issues surrounding digitization of visual collections. Offers practical information for the busy information professional Concentrates solely on image management Focuses on unique needs of born digital and digitized images

Creating Digital Collections

Author : Allison Zhang
ISBN : 9781780631387
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 64. 6 MB
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Libraries recognize the importance of digitizing archival material to improve access to and preservation of their special collections. This book provides a step-by-step guide for creating digital collections, including examples and practical tips that have never been published before. Illustrates concepts with an on-going case study at the end of each chapter Provides detailed technical information and practical experience Discusses practitioners’ insight in digitization Can be used as a guide for creating digital collections

Collections Vol 7

Author : Collections
ISBN : 9781442267763
Genre : Reference
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"Collections: A Journal for Museum and Archives Professionals" is a multi-disciplinary peer-reviewed journal dedicated to the discussion of all aspects of handling, preserving, researching, and organizing collections. Curators, archivists, collections managers, preparators, registrars, educators, students, and others contribute.

Digital Library Programs For Libraries And Archives

Author : Aaron D. Purcell
ISBN : 9780838914588
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Planning and managing a self-contained digitization project is one thing, but how do you transition to a digital library program? Or better yet, how do you start a program from scratch? In this book Purcell, a well-respected expert in both archives and digital libraries, combines theory and best practices with practical application, showing how to approach digital projects as an ongoing effort. He not only guides librarians and archivists in transitioning from project-level initiatives to a sustainable program but also provides clear step-by-step instructions for building a digital library program from the bottom up, even for organizations with limited staff. Approachable and easy to follow, this book traces the historical growth of digital libraries and the importance of those digital foundations;summarizes current technological challenges that affect the planning of digital libraries, and how librarians and archivists are adapting to the changing information landscape;uses examples to lay out the core priorities of leading successful digital programs;covers the essentials of getting started, from vision and mission building to identifying resources and partnerships;emphasizes the importance of digitizing original unique materials found in library and archives collections, and suggests approaches to the selection process;addresses metadata and key technical standards;discusses management and daily operations, including assessment, enhancement, sustainability, and long-term preservation planning;provides guidance for marketing, promotion, and outreach, plus how to take into account such considerations as access points, intended audiences, and educational and instructional components; andincludes exercises designed to help readers define their own digital projects and create a real-world digital program plan.Equally valuable for LIS students just learning about the digital landscape, information professionals taking their first steps to create digital content, and organizations who already have well-established digital credentials, Purcell’s book outlines methods applicable and scalable to many different types and sizes of libraries and archives.

Digital Rights Management

Author : Grace Agnew
ISBN : 9781780631370
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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This book provides an overview of digital rights management (DRM), including: an overview of terminology and issues facing libraries, plus an overview of the technology including standards and off-the-shelf products. It discusses the role and implications of DRM for existing library services, such as integrated library management systems, electronic reserves, commercial database licenses, digital asset management systems and digital library repositories. It also discusses the impact that DRM ‘trusted system’ technologies, already in use in complementary areas, such as course management systems and web-based digital media distribution, may have on libraries. It also discusses strategies for implementing DRM in libraries and archives for safeguarding intellectual property in the web environment. A practical guide that places DRM within the context of the services and practices of the library and offers guidance on getting started An understandable overview of the technologies and standards involved in digital rights management An overview of the DRM landscape beyond libraries, with an emphasis on how this landscape impacts libraries and shapes DRM generally. In particular, the e-learning and digital media distribution arenas are embracing DRM, with significant potential impact

Getting Started With Digital Collections

Author : Jane D. Monson
ISBN : 9780838915431
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Digital collections have already changed the ways users access and interact with an institution’s materials. And small or medium-sized libraries, archives, museums, and historical societies face a unique set of challenges in regards to digital collections. They may have been unable to jump on the digitization bandwagon at its beginning due to competing priorities or lack of resources, and may now be struggling to get a digitization program in place to meet the evolving needs and expectations of their own users. The good news is that digital projects can scale down to fit the size of any organization. Providing an entry point for librarians, archivists, and curators who are new to digitization, Monson’s well-researched guide shows how even smaller institutions can successfully endeavor to make their content digitally accessible. Clearing aside the jargon and acronyms to hone in on the practicals, this book will help readers get a digitization program off the ground, offering guidance on how to efficiently harness existing workflows, especially in departments seeing a decline in workload;the pros and cons of the two common service models for state and regional digital repositories;how to evaluate and choose among the digital asset management systems, comparing four proprietary and six open source systems;hardware options for image capture;choices in metadata models MODS, VRA Core, Dublin Core Element Set, and EAD;understanding the characteristics of various file formats and using them effectively to create master and derivative files;bitstream copying, data redundancy and other strategies to safeguard digital files against media degradation and technological obsolescence; andSection 108 copyright exemptions for cultural heritage institutions.This easy-to-follow guide to digitization fundamentals will ensure that readers gain a solid grasp of the knowledge and resources available for getting started on their own digital collection projects.

Library Collection Development For Professional Programs Trends And Best Practices

Author : Holder, Sara
ISBN : 9781466618985
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Collection development, the process used by librarians to choose items for a particular library or section of a library, can be time-consuming and difficult due to the many factors that must be taken into consideration. Library Collection Development for Professional Programs: Trends and Best Practices addresses the challenging task of collection development in modern academic libraries, which is largely learned on the job. This publication contains practical advice and innovative strategies essential for current collection development librarians and future librarians seeking guidance in this complex position.

Managing Archives

Author : Caroline M. Williams
ISBN : 1843341131
Genre : Business & Economics
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This book provides an up-to-date, practical overview of archives management, and will benefit those with no prior training who have been tasked by their organization to manage its archives, those who are starting out as professionals or paraprofessionals in a record keeping environment and need basic guidance, and students who are currently studying for a professional qualification.

Strategic Information Management

Author : Jela Webb
ISBN : UOM:39015077683194
Genre : Business & Economics
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Aimed at business-oriented information professionals, this resource provides a practical guide to addressing the many aspects associated with successful implementation of an information management initiative.

Metadata For Digital Resources

Author : Muriel Foulonneau
ISBN : 9781780631257
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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This book assists information professionals in improving the usability of digital objects by adequately documenting them and using tools for metadata management. It provides practical advice for libraries, archives, and museums dealing with digital collections in a wide variety of formats and from a wider variety of sources. This book is forward-thinking in its approach to using metadata to drive digital library systems, and will be a valuable resource for those creating and managing digital resources as technologies for using those resources grow and change. Provides practical guidance on the key choices that information professionals in libraries, archives, and museums must make when defining and implementing a metadata strategy Provides insight on the new area of metadata librarianship while positions are opening in many organizations and many professionals worldwide are charged with managing and sharing metadata Focuses on metadata usability and the careful definition of what a digital library system must do in order to define a metadata strategy

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