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Preparing collections for digitisation

Preparing collections for digitisation by Anna E Bülow and Jess Ahmon, is a new publication by Facet publishing on the practicalities of digitising archival collections.

Preparing collections for digitisation

The guide covers the whole process,

from selecting records for digitization to choosing suppliers and equipment and dealing with documents that present individual problems. As such, it can be used as a ‘how-to’ reference manual for collection managers who are embarking on a digitization project or who are managing an existing project. It also covers some of the wider issues such as the use of surrogates for preservation, and the long term sustainability of digital access.

Both Dr Anna E. Bülow and Jess Ahmon are based at The National Archives.

By Paola Marchionni

I work as Digitisation Programme Manager at JISC and am responsible, together with my colleague Alastair Dunning, for the successful delivery of a portfolio of projects that have been funded under the JISC Phase 2 Digitisation programme spanning 2007-2009. In addition, I lead on programme evaluation and programme support activities such as workshops and events, and work closely with the Communications and Marketing team.

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