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Standards and Best Practices

HRVH Documentation

SENYLRC staff and the Digital Advisory Committee created the following guidelines and recommendations for HRVH contributors:

HRVH Collection Selection Criteria: What to Digitize

HRVH Digital Imaging Best Practices

HRVH Metadata Style Guide Version 2.3 (October, 2008) Get Adobe Acrobat Reader PDF

Appendix A - HRVH Topics and Most Wanted List

 

Below are links to additional information and resources that will help you plan and develop your digital collections.

Project Management

Guidelines for Digitization
NC ECHO

Handbook for Digital Projects: A Management Tool for Preservation and Access
Northeast Document Conservation Center

Still images: Managing a project
JISC Digital Media (formerly TASI: Technical Advisory Services for Images)

Selection

Chapter IV: Selection of Materials for Scanning
Handbook for Digital Projects: A Management Tool for Preservation and Access
Northeast Document Conservation Center

Chapter 2: Selection
Guidelines for Digitization
North Carolina ECHO

Legal Issues/Copyright

Copyright
United States Copyright Office

Copyright and Fair Use
Stanford University Libraries

Library Digitization Projects and Copyright
Library Digitization Projects: U.S. Copyrighted Works that have Expired into the Public Domain (chart)
Mary Minow, J.D., A.M.L.S.

When U.S. Works Pass into the Public Domain
Lolly Gasaway, University of North Carolina

Copyright Term and the Public Domain in the United States
Peter Hirtle, Cornell University

Metadata

Introduction to Metadata: Pathways to Digital Information
The Getty Research Institute

Introduction to Metadata
JISC Digital Media (formerly TASI: Technical Advisory Service for Images)

Understanding Metadata
NISO: National Information Standards Organization

DCMI Metadata Terms
Dublin Core Metadata Initiative

CDP Dublin Core Metadata Best Practices Version 2.1.1 Get Adobe Acrobat Reader PDF
BCR's Collaborative Digitization Program

Digital Imaging/Scanning

BCR's CDP Digital Imaging Best Practices Version 2 Get Adobe Acrobat Reader PDF
BCR's Collaborative Digitization Program

Introduction to Imaging
Howard Besser
The Getty Research Institute

Moving Theory into Practice Online Tutorial
Cornell University Library

What to Look for in a Scanner
Prints & Photographs Division, Library of Congress

Technical Guidelines for Digitizing Archival Materials for Electronic Access: Creation of Production Master Files - Raster Images
National Archives and Records Administration

 
Encoded Archival Description/Finding Aids

Official Encoded Archival Description Web Site
Library of Congress

EAD Help Pages
Society of American Archivists

General Resources
D-Lib Magazine
Online magazine focusing on research and development of digital libraries, published 11 times per year.