The Picture Australia guide provides information on how small digital collections
of Australian images can be connected to the Picture Australia service.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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
Capture your collections guide (also available from AMOL)
General Guidelines for Scanning
Common Image File Formats
Table outlining technical specifications of image file formats
Dublin Core metadata site
Information on Dublin Core element set and implementation of DC metadata
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.
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
Moving Theory into Practice: Digital Imaging Tutorial
An online tutorial from Cornell University Library offering base level information
on the use of digital imaging.
Research Librarians Group
Extensive worksheet for calculating the costs of digitisation projects
Technical Advisory Service
Advice on undertaking digital image archiving projects
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