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Managing Image Collections by Margot Note

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Appendix A: Digital project considerations

Audience

Who is the intended audience?

Are they specialists, general users, or both?

What are the needs of the users, and how can they be best served?

What will digitization enable them to do that is not possible with analog images?

Selection

Do the images reflect the institutional mission and collections policies?

What is the intellectual value of such images and their informational content?

What are the images that are most valuable for teaching and scholarship?

What images are used most frequently, and how are they used? What images are unique to the institution?

Do the images have sufficient intrinsic value to ensure interest in their digital surrogates?

Will digitization significantly enhance ...

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