Creating Digital Collections. A Practical Guide by Allison Zhang, Don Gourley

By Allison Zhang, Don Gourley

Libraries realize the significance of digitizing archival fabric to enhance entry to and maintenance in their distinctive collections. This ebook offers a step by step consultant for developing electronic collections, together with examples and functional suggestions that experience by no means been released before.

  • Illustrates strategies with an on-going case examine on the finish of every chapter
  • Provides distinct technical details and functional event Discusses practitioners' perception in digitization
  • Can be used as a advisor for growing electronic collections

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For example, some systems will recognise that ‘2’ comes before ‘12’ while others will base the comparison on the first character only. Do not include redundant information. For example, in most systems the extension already specifies the digital format, so it is not necessary to specify it in the file naming convention. htm However, digital format is not always equivalent to the different representations of the same content. For example, one might have three representations of each image: a master archival version, a medium-sized display version and a small thumbnail version.

Metadata design is the process of determining how the metadata schemas will be implemented, such as which elements are required, when and how to use controlled vocabularies, and what textual format to use for various elements. g. g. ISO 8601 for dates). This documentation will guide the metadata creation process and ensure that items are consistently described. It is also useful documentation for longer-term management and preservation activities. Design structural metadata Structural metadata requires special consideration during the design process, in part because there is no standard metadata schema that is designed expressly for all kinds of structural metadata.

It can contain a metadata reference (a link to an external document) or a metadata wrapper or both. The wrapper packages descriptive metadata associated with the object, as either XML or Base64 encoded binary data. 3. The administrative metadata section, also optional, has four optional subsections for technical metadata, rights metadata, source metadata and digital provenance metadata. Each of these subsections, like the descriptive metadata, can include a metadata wrapper or reference. 4. The file section lists all the files containing content that makes up the digital object.

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