|Local History Digitisation Resources|
The Local History digitization Project has been established with the aim of making historical materials available online to local and non-local users and to make online historical collections readily accessible through a common approach.
Capture Your Collections: a digitisation course for small museums
Moving Theory into Practice: Digital Imaging Tutorial (2000-2001) Cornell University Library, Department of Preservation and Conservation, Ithaca, New York Presentation An online tutorial from Cornell University Library offering base level information on the use of digital imaging.
National Library of Australia, Australia's Web resources: guidelines for creators and publishers (2000
Webb, C. (2001), 'The National Library of Australia's Digital Preservation Agenda', Editor's interview, RLG DigiNews, vol.4, no.1. Current article in which questions were answered about the goals of PANDORA, its selection guidelines, PADI and key research areas needing to be explored to support long term access to digital information.
http://www.nla.gov.au/libraries/digitization/ This service aims to record and make accessible information about digitization projects undertaken by Australian cultural organisations. It lists digitization projects in over 45 Australian cultural institutions including libraries and universities.
Picture Australia The web site for PictureAustralia, a web service based on a metadata index held at the National Library in Canberra. This links to pictorial images held on the web sites of participating Australian cultural agencies.Australian Pictorial Thesaurus (APT)
A collection of topic terms for indexing Australian images. The Australian Pictorial Thesaurus has been adopted by PictureAustralia.
Campbell, D. (2001) 'Picture That: Australia in the Forefront', First Monday, vol. 6, no 1. Describes the new Australian Web service PictureAustralia and emphasises that collaboration was the most significant building block.
Dublin Core Metadata Initiative This promotes the widespread adoption of interoperable metadata standards and is developing specialised vocabularies for describing resources. Dublin Core is the metadata standard adopted by PictureAustralia.
Bishoff, L. (2000), 'Interoperability and Standards in a Museum/Library Collaborative: The Colorado Digitization Project', First Monday, vol. 5, no. 6. Discusses the key project assumptions and standards in the Colorado Digitization Project. Includes environment, metadata and scanning.
Digital Toolbox This gives information and links to all stages of digital project planning.
Digitization. A Project Planning Checklist (1998) Arts and Humanities Data The document offers practical advice on digitising projects and consists of a check list of strategic issues. See the Appendix, 'Estimating Digital Reformatting Costs,' which is based on the Research Libraries Group 1997 worksheet.
Gertz, Janet (2000), 'Vendor relations' in Handbook for Digital Projects: a Management Tool for Preservation and Access, Part V111, ed. Maxine K. Sitts, Northeast Document Conservation Center, Andover, Massachusetts.
Hazen, D. Horell, J. and Merrill-Oldham, J. (1998), Selecting Research Collections for Digitization, Council on Library and Information Resources.
Vogt-O'Connor, D. (2000) "Selection for Scanning" in Handbook for Digital Projects: a Management Tool for Preservation and Access, Part 1V, ed. Maxine K. Sitts, Northeast Document Conservation Center, Andover, Massachusetts.
Beagrie, N. (2000] Going Digital: Issues in Digitization for Public Libraries. An Issue Paper from the Networked Services Policy Taskgroup. A useful UK paper discussing some of the key issues in digitization and developing digitization projects.
Issues in digitization: a report prepared for the Washington State Library Council (1999) The issues and information in this report prepared by the Washington State Library represents the base knowledge held at the beginning of the collaborative digitization project. Includes the components of a digitization project, an inventory of roles, responsibilities and decisions and known costs.
Colorado Digitzation Project The web site of the Colorado Digitization Project, a collaborative initiative of Colorado archives, historical societies, libraries and museums to create an online collection of digital images. It includes numerous links to standards, guidelines and resources.
Knowsley Project The entry point for the United Kingdom Knowsley Metropolitan Borough's project.
http://www.ohiomemory.org/index.htmlOhio Memory Digital Scrapbook, 1703-1903 Web site for the Ohio project with links to information and progress reports about the project.
Our Town's Digital Library Web site describing the digital proposal involving two Ohio communities
Powys Project Web site of the Welsh local history project.
Tomorrow's History Web site of major UK Project which is working with libraries, museums, archives and record offices and local and community groups to digitise and improve access to local studies resources.
Washington State Library Digital Images Initiative Web site for the Washington State project. Includes links to projects and information about training.
Income Generation and Sustainability: An Information Paper from the NOF Technical Advisory Service  nof-digitise Technical Advisory Service. Covers a range of income generating options.
Ormes, S. (1997) 'Public Libraries Corner: Life after the Millenium Bid', Ariadne: the Web Version, issue 7 Considers public libraries in the UK are going to have to take the initiative regarding funding and discusses the methods some authorities are using.
Unsworth, J. (1998) section on 'Place Partners' in NINCH Arts and Humanities Computing: Call for Examples, Vision and Agenda for the Future Describes the idea of Place Projects, which would focus on cities or towns and allow faculty and students of universities and colleges in those places to undertake primary research, combining the results in electronic format.
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