A guest lecture for the Preservation of Books, Photos and Archival Material’s course ( SCIE0047) in Fleming College’s Cultural Heritage Conservation and Management program.
About images (less technical)
- Cookson, Graeme. Digital Imaging Basics, c2014. [http://shutha.org/digital-image-basics]. Accessed: July 16, 2014.
- Murray, L.J. and S.E. Trusow. Canadian copyright : a citizen’s guide (2nd ed.). Toronto : Between the Lines, c2013. 304 p. ISBN 9781771130134
- Using examples, case studies and very accessible language, this book explains Canadian copyright law to ordinary Canadians and how Canadian copyright law and policy affects them. The second edition is revised to include the recent changes to the Act and important Supreme Court decisions on user rights. Very easy to read. Includes specific cases (for example, libraries, archives and museums). HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
- CHIN. Professional Exchange website lists Canadian resources and advice for museums.
- Ng, K.B. and J. Kucsma (ed.). Digitization in the Real World (2010).. Available for download under a CC license at [https://archive.org/details/DigitizationInTheRealWorld]. Accessed: July 16, 2014.
- And the resources Cindy recommended
- Canadian Council of Archives.
- Digitization and archives (Oct 2002) [http://www.cdncouncilarchives.ca/digitization_en.pdf]. Accessed: July 17, 2014.
- Step-by-step guide to digitization projects (n.d.) [http://www.cdncouncilarchives.ca/DigitisationToolkitv2.pdf]. Accessed: July 17, 2014.
- Northeast Document Conservation Centre Handbook for digital projects: A management tool for preservation and access (2000). [http://www.nedcc.org/assets/media/documents/dman.pdf]. Accessed: July 17, 2014.
- Canadian Council of Archives.
Digital preservation (a very complex topic)
- Library of Congress. Digital Preservation website. Accessed: July 16, 2014.
- Digital Preservation Coalition. Digital Preservation Handbook. [http://www.dpconline.org/advice/preservationhandbook]. Accessed: July 16, 2014.
- Open Planets Foundation. Open Planets Foundation website [http://www.openplanetsfoundation.org/]. Accessed: July 16, 2014.
Digitization standards (so you can see a sample of what they look like)
- Canadian Museum of Civilization. Digitisatization Standards for the Canadian Museum of Civilization (2006). [http://www.pro.rcip-chin.gc.ca/media/pro/normes_numerisation_smcc-digitization_standards_cmcc/smcc_numerisation-cmcc_digitization-eng.pdf]. Accessed: July 16, 2014.
- National Library of Australia. Digitisation guidelines. [http://www.nla.gov.au/standards/digitisation-guidelines]. Accessed: July 16, 2014.
- State Library of Queensland. Digital Standard 2 – Digital capture & format (version 3.01, April 2012). [http://www.slq.qld.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0009/139815/digital_standards_2.pdf] Accessed: July 16, 2014.
- UMass Amherst Libraries. Guidelines for Digitization. [http://www.library.umass.edu/assets/aboutus/attachments/UMass-Amherst-Libraries-Best-Practice-Guidelines-for-Digitization-20110523-templated.pdf]. Accessed: July 16, 2014.
- NISO. Understanding Metadata. Bethesda, MD: NISO, 2004. 20 p. [http://www.niso.org/publications/press/UnderstandingMetadata.pdf]. Accessed: July 15, 2014.
- Also, have a look at some of the existing standards in use in libraries, archives and museums.