Best Practice

Best practice – links to some relevant information. These links can be updated or added to through community comment and experience

JISC http://www.jiscdigitalmedia.ac.uk/digitisation

US Federal Agencies Digitization Guidelines Initiative http://www.digitizationguidelines.gov/

NLA http://www.nla.gov.au/standards/digitisation-guidelines

Harvard – project guidelines http://hul.harvard.edu/ois/digproj/

SLNSW http://www.sl.nsw.gov.au/services/public_libraries/digitisation/digital_practice_guidelines/index.html

LC – American Memory http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/about/techIn.html

Guidelines for Digitization Projects for collections and holdings in the public domain   http://www.ifla.org/publications/guidelines-for-digitization-projects-for-collections-and-holdings-in-the-public-domain

Preservation Guidelines for Digitizing Library Materials   http://www.loc.gov/preservation/care/scan.html

Library of Congress Technical Standards for Digital Conversion of Text and Graphic Materials (PDF) http://www.digitizationguidelines.gov/guidelines/digitize-technical.html

Technical Guidelines for Digitizing Cultural Heritage Material

http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/about/techStandards.pdf

Text collections

HathiTrust https://www.hathitrust.org/technology_standards_specifications

Text Encoding Initiative (TEI) http://www.tei-c.org/index.xml

Equipment

JISC http://www.jiscdigitalmedia.ac.uk/toolkit/digitisation-equipment/digitisation-equipment-home

NLA http://www.nla.gov.au/content/digital-capture-equipment

NSW State Records http://www.records.nsw.gov.au/recordkeeping/advice/digitisation/equipment-for-digitisation

Training

JISC http://www.jiscdigitalmedia.ac.uk/guide/digitisation-staff-training

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