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Digitization in the Real World

Lessons Learned from Small and Medium-Sized Digitization Projects

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This edition was published in by Metropolitan New York Library Council in New York, NY.

Written in English

577 pages

Digitization in the Real World highlights 34 cases of digital collection building in libraries, archives, museums, and cultural heritage institutions throughout North America. This book is written by practitioners for practitioners focusing on lessons learned from small to medium-sized digitization projects.

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Digitization in the Real World

First published in 2010



Digitization in the Real World

Lessons Learned from Small and Medium-Sized Digitization Projects

This edition was published in by Metropolitan New York Library Council in New York, NY.


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Digitization in the Real World highlights 34 cases of digital collection building in libraries, archives, museums, and cultural heritage institutions throughout North America. This book is written by practitioners for practitioners focusing on lessons learned from small to medium-sized digitization projects.

Table of Contents

Part I Small is Beautiful: Planning and Implementing Digitization Projects with Limited Resources
Chapter 1 DIY Digitization: Creating a Small-scale Digital Zine Exhibit 1
Chapter 2 Digitizing Civil Rights: An Omeka-based Pilot Digital Presence for the Queens College Civil Rights Archive 23
Chapter 3 Digitization on a Dime: How a Small Library and a Big Team of Volunteers Digitized 15,000 Obituaries in Just Over a Year 41
Chapter 4 Building the ALBA Digital Library 57
Chapter 5 Digitization and Access of Louisiana Oral Histories: One Oral History Center’s Experience in the Digital Realm 68
Chapter 6 Digitizing a Newspaper Clippings Collection: a Case Study and Framework for Small-Scale Digital Projects 86
Chapter 7 METRO Grant Success Story: Waterways of New York Project 100
Part 2 – A Diverse Digital Landscape: Digital Collections in Public Libraries, Museums, Cultural Heritage Institutions, and Knowledge-Based Organizations 123
Chapter 8 Managing Rights in a Medium Scale Audio Digitization Project 125
Chatper 9 The In-House Digital Laboratory: Possibilities and Responsibilities 136
Chapter 10 Building a Virtual Library – A Case Study at The Library of The Jewish Theological Seminary 154
Chapter 11 Local Objects, Local People, Local History: Creating the Wisconsin Decorative Arts Database 172
Chapter 12 Digitizing the Rare Book Collection of the Leo Baeck Institute 185
Chapter 13 The Caprons of Paris: A Digitization Project in a Small Library System 195
Chapter 14 The Mass. Memories Road Show: A State-Wide Scanning Project 223
Chapter 15 Picturing the Museum: Education and Exhibition at the American Museum of Natural History 242
Part 3 The Digital Campus: Digitization in Universities and Their Libraries 259
Chapter 16 Developing an Institutional Repository at Southern New Hampshire University: Year One 261
Chapter 17 Digitization of the Yale Daily News Historical Archive 274
Chapter 18 New Jersey Digital Legal Library 289
Chapter 19 Pratt Institute: A Historical Snapshot of Campus and Area 302
Chapter 20 Scaling Back for an “Experimental” Collection 321
Chapter 21 From Confusion and Chaos to Clarity and Hope: Reorganization of Work Flows, Processes, and Delivery for Digital Libraries 333
Chapter 22 Digitizing Colorado State University’s Historic Photograph Collection: A Case Study 355
Chapter 23 Entering the Digitization Universe: One Catalog Librarian’s Experience at an Academic Library 370
Chapter 24 From Argentina to Zambia: Capturing the Digital A to Z’s of a Child Art Collection 383
Chapter 25 Special Collections, Digitization, and the Classroom: A New Model 402
Part 4 One Plus One is Greater Than Two: Collaborative Projects 421
Chapter 26 Digital Treasures: The Evolution of a Digital Repository in Massachusetts 423
Chapter 27 Collaborative Digitization Goes Local 435
Chapter 28 Picturing the Past and Planning for the Future: Central Florida Memory 450
Chapter 29 Apollo 13.0: Digitizing Astronaut Jack Swigert’s Apollo Documents 470
Chapter 30 Collaborative-Centered Digital Curation: A Case Study at Clemson University Libraries 490
Chapter 31 The Craft Revival Project: Library Leadership in Creating Connections between Small Cultural Institutions 503
Chapter 32 Hudson River Valley Heritage: A Journey in Collaborative Digitization 518
Chapter 33 Collaborating for Success: A Cross-Departmental Digitization Project 541
Chapter 34 Using Omeka to Build Digital Collections: The METRO Case Study 556

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