ERIC Number: ED417722
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Digitizing Historical Pictorial Collections for the Internet.
Ostrow, Stephen E.
This report is one in a series from the Council on Library and Information Resources that explores the issues and problems that institutions must address when undertaking digital conversion projects. The focus of this report is on projects that mean to provide widespread access over the Internet to large historical pictorial collections, using an expandable base of digital files on a server. Topics addressed include: how the use of digitized surrogates can differ from, as well as complement, the use of original primary resource materials; criteria for selecting items and collections for digital conversion; associated issues raised by providing digitized access over the Internet, including fair use, reproduction rights, and the creation of bibliographical records for digital images; and implications for preservation. Contents: (1) The Nature and Use of Historical Pictorial Collections; (2) Observations about Images in a Digital Environment; (3) Digitizing Historical Pictorial Collections; (4) Beyond Images: Rights and Records; (5) What to Digitize: The Questions to Ask; (6) Conclusion. Appended are the Library of Congress, NDLP Project Planning Checklist and the Copyright and Other Restrictions Which Apply to Publication and Other Forms of Distribution of Images: Sources for Information. (AEF)
Descriptors: Access to Information, Internet, Library Automation, Library Collection Development, Library Material Selection, Library Technical Processes, Nonprint Media, Photographs
Council on Library and Information Resources, 1755 Massachusetts Ave., N.W., Washington, DC 20036 ($20).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council on Library Resources, Inc., Washington, DC.