Research reportOne of the most important stages in any digitisation project is to design and implement a consistent approach to capturing digital images. How an institution does this will to a large extent depend on what kind of material it wants to digitise, the aim for which it digitises, available funds...
IMPACT Project ; Fitzgerald, Neil ; Mühlberger, Günter ; Anderson, Niall
Research reportMuseums, Libraries and Archives have been digitising their collections for more than twenty years, but industrial digitisation – the conversion of millions of information resources into digital form – is still a relatively young field. For that reason, many institutions lack the internal knowledge or physical resources to manage large-scale...
IMPACT Project ; Zechmeister, Gerd ; Fischer, Mark-Oliver ; Anderson, Niall ; Fitzgerald, Neil
Research reportMass digitisation involves the transformation of huge amounts of information from one form to another. The act of digitisation necessitates the creation of still more information – not only the new digital object itself, but information about what the object is, where it fits within a collection, where it is...
IMPACT Project ; Fitzgerald, Neil ; Anderson, Niall
Research reportDigitisation projects take in expertise from a wide variety of institutional sources, from subject curators and preservation staff, hardware and software specialists, to experts in intellectual property law. Depending on the physical capacity of the institution and the size and type of the collections to be digitised, the process may...
IMPACT Project ; Conteh, Aly ; Fitzgerald, Neil ; Anderson, Niall
Research reportIt may not possible or practical to find certain rights owners and so gain their permissions. If their material is still required for the project, it is important therefore to be able to identify and mange the risks involved in using a third party’s material where no permission has been...
IMPACT Project ; White, Ben ; Fitzgerald, Neil ; Anderson, Niall
Research reportCase Studies of Mass Digitisation QA: Quality control system for mass digitisation at the Bibliothèque National de France and Microsoft Digitisation Project (MDP) at the British Library.
IMPACT Project ; Cron, Geneviève ; Fitzgerald, Neil ; Anderson, Niall