Starting a Digitization Center provides a complete overview of the digitization process and how to set up a digitization center, from the earliest stages of development to putting collections online. It covers: Essential steps and standards, acquiring the essentials needed for imaging/digitizing, including equipment, software, hardware, personnel and housing, finding partners/collaborators, locating training and online resources, obtaining funding, setting up guidelines, formats, websites and putting collections online.
- Stresses the importance of collaboration, tips for finding partners and working with others
- Serves as a practical handbook and it acts as a manual, and guides readers to finding more advanced resources
- Focuses on creating a good digitisation center/project with extremely limited funds and/or low budget
Introduction; Getting started; Hardware; Software; The digitization process; Collaboration: ways of working together; Funding; Putting collections online; Preservation planning.