23 articles digitization

Brittle Books Reformatting Policy and Workflow

by the University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is committed to building and sustaining collections for the use of students, faculty, visiting scholars, and the public. The UIUC Preservation Department reformats brittle and damaged books to ensure the preservation of the intellectual content of its collections. The UIUC…

Guidelines for the Creation of Digital Collections: Digitization Best Practices for Moving Images

CARLI Digital Collections Users’ Group, Standards Subcommittee This document sets forth guidelines for digitizing moving image materials for CARLI Digital Collections. It provides a set of recommendations for technical specifications that digital objects should adhere to, as well as a discussion of digital video concepts, file formats, web delivery, and digitization workflow. Examples of video…

Case of the 35 Gigabyte Digital Record: OCR and Digital Workflows

by Kelley F. Rowan, Florida International University This presentation was given at the Panhandle Library Access Network’s (PLAN) Innovation Conference: Digitization- Preserving the Past for the Future Conference on August 14th, 2015. The presentation uses a specific collection of directories as a case study of the complications librarians and archivists face in digitizing older materials…

Media micro-services and archival workflows at CUNY Television

In this post, I’ll talk about micro-services, and the archival workflow at CUNY Television. I’ll also talk about the work I’ve done to modify and document the micro-services, and my impressions about working with code thus far. http://ndsr.nycdigital.org/media-miscro-services-and-archival-workflows-at-cuny-television/

How to Create (and Keep Creating) a Digitization Workflow

How to Create (and Keep Creating) a Digitization Workflow by Kat Hagedorn We wanted a workflow because for a while we’d be running into multiple problems with content curation, preservation value, lack of metadata, objects at too low a resolution – pretty much everything that dogs the creation of a digital project. So, when we…

Oregon Digital Newspapers Project – Workflow and Timeline

The Oregon Digital Newspaper Program (ODNP) partners with public libraries, historical societies, and other organizations across Oregon to digitize newspaper content for Historic Oregon Newspapers online, a freely accessible, keyword-searchable database at http://oregonnews.uoregon.edu. Partner institutions supply funding and specify content for digitization, at a cost of $.65 per page when scanning from microfilm negatives. This…

Texas Tech University Digital Library – Digital Collections Standards

Digital Collections Standards Standards are vital for large-scale digital library operations. Following them consistently facilitates every aspect of digital libraries’ functions: creating and maintaining collections and digital objects, allowing access to collections, preserving collections, and allowing collections to interoperate with one another. Without standards, various components within a given digital library are implemented differently and…