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Digitization

Abstract:

Cultural heritage institutions play an important role in preserving and providing access to cultural heritage materials, and digitizing these collections has become an essential task in fulfilling this function. Information professionals must engage the tools and practices of digitization in order to capture, preserve, and disseminate visual culture for posterity. This chapter analyzes the issues information professionals should be familiar with so they can form effective strategies to design, fund, and manage digitization projects. Decisions on in-house or outsourced digitization, costs, staffing, collaboration, benchmarking, quality assessment, and content management systems must be determined, based on what is most ...

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