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Picture Australia & Other resources- Local History Digitisation Manual

The Picture Australia guide provides information on how small digital collections of Australian images can be connected to the Picture Australia service.
http://www.pictureaustralia.org/guide.html

AMOL 'Capture your collections'
This online course will guide you through the process of digitising your collection, from planning and budgeting through to implementing your digital project. The course is freely available to those working in the Australian cultural sector. Please email your contact details to AMOL to receive a course password. The email address is amol@amol.org.au
http://amol.org.au/capture

Australian Pictorial Thesaurus
The Australian Pictorial Thesaurus (APT) is an online thesaurus of Australian subject terms for searching and indexing pictorial and other original materials collections in Australian libraries and museums.
http://www.picturethesaurus.gov.au


BIBLIOGRAPHY

Books

Gerdsen, T. (1996) Copyright: A User's Guide, RMIT Press, Melbourne

Kenney, A., Rieger, O., (2000) Moving Theory into Practice Digital Imaging for Libraries and Archives, Research Libraries Group, Mountain View

Lee, Stuart D., (2001) Digital Imaging: a practical handbook, Library Association Publishing, London

Vogt-O'Connor, D., 'The Digital Mortgage' in Sitts, Maxine K. (Ed.) (2000) Handbook for Digital Projects: a management tool for preservation and access, North East Document Conservation Center, Andover, Massachusetts

Useful web resources

Canadian Heritage Information Network
Capture your collections guide (also available from AMOL)
http://www.chin.gc.ca/English/Digital_Content/Managers_Guide/index.html

Colorado Digitisation Project
General Guidelines for Scanning
http://coloradodigital.coalliance.org/scanning.html

Common Image File Formats
Table outlining technical specifications of image file formats
http://www.library.cornell.edu/preservation/tutorial/presentation/table7-1.html

Dublin Core metadata site
Information on Dublin Core element set and implementation of DC metadata
http://dublincore.org

Going Digital: issues in digitisation for public libraries
From EARL Consorium for Public Library Networking in the UK, paper providing an overview of all the issues to consider in a digitisation project.
http://www.ukoln.ac.uk/public/earl/issuepapers/digitisation.htm

Image Quality Working Group
Technical recommendations for image quality, file formats, and other capture and storage issues when converting paper, photographic and other physical materials into digital form
http://www.columbia.edu/acis/dl/imagespec.html

Moving Theory into Practice: Digital Imaging Tutorial
An online tutorial from Cornell University Library offering base level information on the use of digital imaging.
http://www.library.cornell.edu/preservation/tutorial

Research Librarians Group
Extensive worksheet for calculating the costs of digitisation projects
http://www.rlg.org/preserv/RLGWorksheet.pdf

Technical Advisory Service for Images
Advice on undertaking digital image archiving projects
www.tasi.ac.uk/advice/advice.html


Further links and information is available from the Local History Digitisation Project web site at http://www.libraries.vic.gov.au/downloads/Victorias_Virtual_Library_Digital_Collection/lochist.htm

 

 

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