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.
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.