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ERIC Number: EJ1008711
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Mar
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1041-7915
Should You? May You? Can You? Factors in Selecting Rare Books and Special Collections for Digitization
Gertz, Janet
Computers in Libraries, v33 n2 p6-11 Mar 2013
Selection for digitization is about more than which items to scan. Selection is what shapes the online collections that are built by libraries, archives, historical societies, and other cultural heritage institutions. By selecting well, institutions can concentrate on the parts of their collections that are best suited to digitization, that make the most effective use of technology, and that meet the needs of their audiences. They can create online collections that are both useful and usable, and they can create high-quality digital assets they can manage well into the future. No institution can afford to digitize everything. By carefully thinking through decisions on what materials to digitize, institutions can produce truly successful digital assets and manage them well to the benefit of audiences now and in the future. (Contains 4 online resources.)
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Language: English
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