Collection building: project proposals, planning, implementation


Building collections is at the heart of digital repository work for most practitioners. Identifying potential projects, making connections with content owners, building partnerships, working with objects, launching new projects, and continuing the long-term maintenance associated with collections are the bread and butter of repository work. Even so, it is important to have a good mastery of digitization techniques. The BCR’s CDP Digital Imaging Best Practices, Version 2.01 is an excellent resource, particularly its sections on scanning, working with digital images, and quality control.

The focus of this chapter will be on:

 project proposals and the review process; ...

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