Digitisation and D Guide - Resources and Review

Full text book examining US intellectual property rights in relation to digital technology. Discusses the emergence of the digital dilemma as a result of changing technologies and the importance of digital information, and looks at associated problems in terms of archiving, private and fair use, copyright, and technical protection. Specific opportunities and problems experienced by the music industry are detailed, and general recommendations are made regarding public access, individual behaviour, progress, research, and law and public policy.
Collection of papers presented at the Conference on Future Strategies for European Libraries held in Copenhagen. Offers PowerPoint versions of papers and slides, and a listing of participants.
A national service set up to advise and support the academic community on the digital creation, storage, and delivery of image related information. Its objectives are to share and promote technical expertise and standards within the academic and public sectors, and enable the academic community to develop digital archives of good quality image related materials to support effective teaching and research by providing comprehensive information and advice. Includes information on copyright issues for groups wishing to create a digital image archive.
Full text publication providing an insight into digital photography. Covers the basics of digital photography such as inputting, processing, and outputting images, the world of digital photography from the point of view of commercial photography, publishing, business, law enforcement, insurance, and science, the foundations of digital imaging, digital cameras, digitisation of film and prints, in
camera storage and download, computer storage, graphic file formats, the digital darkroom, photo printers, photography on the Web, panoramic and object photography, and stereo photography.
Offers a national service to the UK academic community for copyright clearance, digitisation and delivery of book extracts and journal articles. Services are available on an institutional subscription basis.
A product of digitisation and preservation initiatives by the Library of the University of Chicago. Provides digital access to a selection of the Library's renowned Ancient Near East and Classics Collections. Preserved materials relate to the study of the ancient Near East and cover such topics as the archaeology, art, history, language, law, and the religions of Sumer, Babylonia, Assyria, Egypt, Nubia, Persia, and other ancient peoples of Anatolia and the Fertile Crescent. Classics materials span the time from the rise of Bronze Age Aegean culture through the period in the Middle Ages and include volumes relating to the history, art and archaeology of the classical world. Also contains information on organising and coordinating large scale digitisation projects.
Prepared by the National Information Standards Organisation (NISO) and Association for Information and Image Management, this draft comprises a list of technical metadata elements for digital images. Available for use from June 2002 to December 2003 and presented as a PDF file.
file report using a slideshow format to present work completed and methods used to edit and interpret aeromagnetic data in Alaska. Topics include an aeromagnetic history of Alaska, crustal-scale interpretation and instructions on making a magnetic quilt.
Offers specifications of a wide range of digital cameras, photography tutorials, and recent news.
1998 report examining the costs and benefits of distributing digital images to the US university community. It considers the processes and costs of analogue slide libraries, and compares analogue and digital distribution systems. Also considers intangible factors that can lead to the success or failure of digital distribution schemes, such as learning curve, ease or difficulty of maintenance, and faculty attitudes towards teaching with digital images.
Feature article from a full text electronic journal about digitisation, focusing on the reformatting of paper maps as computer
readable images, both for purposes of preservation and for access through CDs or on the Web.
Describes a survey aiming to establish ways of organising, preserving, and disseminating the diversity of archaeological information held in digital form. Addresses issues such as the usability of digital data, the information needs of archaeologists, and standards for digital archiving.
Collection of tips and techniques of image scanning for the desktop publisher, multimedia presenter, and graphic artist. Covers the differences between halftones, line art, greyscale and colour scanning, different file formats such as PICT, TIFF, JPEG and PhotoCD, and includes a scanning resolution calculator.
Paper discussing the creation of high quality digital images in a cost
effective manner.
Article which examines how the digitisation of literature affects the craft of editing, and the everyday work of content producers. It focuses on the Encyclopaedia Britannica, which has been profoundly affected by CDs and the Web, showing how digitization of the encyclopedia has affected the structure of articles and has begun to affect the character of editorial work, the responsibilities of editors, and relations with authors, animators and others.
A summary of various lessons learned about digitisation projects, extracted, summarised, and paraphrased from reports submitted by award winners. Topics include formats and specifications for digital reproduction, production workflow, project management, and intellectual access.
Provides services to support the conversion of high volumes of teaching, learning, and scholarly materials from paper and other formats into electronic media. Offers experience and skills in a range of areas including rare book handling and preservation, alongside technical issues surrounding digitisation and information access.
Searchable set of citations relating to digital image watermarking. Offers details of title, series, publisher, keywords, and online address for each entry where available. Browsable in BibTex or HTML format.
Report of a study on behalf of the Andrew W Mellon Foundation investigating the underlying assumptions being made in the move from analog photographic services into the realm of digital capture and delivery. In particular, the report looks at how marketable, cost efficient and income
stable the new digital services and resources are in comparison with previous methods. Report is available in PDF and HTML formats.
Collection of conference papers addressing aspects of digitisation in higher education. Covers topics such as copyright, project planning, management issues, and costs. Material is presented as a series of PDF files.
Report examining issues relating to the clearance of rights for the digitisation of materials published in printed form.
Glossary of terms associated with the technologies of document preservation, with particular emphasis on document media conversion and digital computer technologies.
Guide to the computerisation of historical source documents, which focuses on the creation of tabular data which can be used in databases, spreadsheets or statistics packages. Includes a glossary and bibliography.
Guide to selecting, buying, and using a digital camera. Includes a series of articles on topics such as flash, compression, and copyright, and offers tips for taking better photographs and improving pictures using Photoshop.
Information about a set of software applications designed to facilitate the creation of digital resources. Covers HTML, MS PowerPoint, MS FrontPage, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Acrobat (PDF), Macromedia Flash, and Macromedia Shockwave, and offers tips on how to locate images, sounds, and video for use on personal Web pages. Bibliographic details of related titles held at the university library are listed.
Searchable collection of digitisation projects worldwide with details of host country and institution, URL, type and language of material, and a brief description for each entry. The option to display all or new records is given.
Project designed to provide access to at least one multi
lingual dictionary for each of the twenty-six modern literary languages of South Asia in digital form. Dictionaries will be added on an ongoing basis throughout the life of the project.
Final publication of the Virtual Seminars for Teaching Literature Project, part of JISC's Technology Applications Programme. Aims to illustrate how conventional technology can be applied to teaching literature using existing software and standards.
Description of the Thibadeau
Benoit method of presenting access to old books, based on a philosophy of creating a photographically accurate view without making the view too artificial. Investigates scanning, print separation, print enhancement, storage, HTML, and HTTP issues.
Report of a project funded by the Scottish Library and Information Council (SLIC) to establish procedures for local content creation in small and medium
sized library authorities in Scotland. Addresses options for continuing the development of collections beyond the short-term project funding currently on offer, and permanent conservation of collections.
Report proposing a procedure for assessing the suitability of research collections to undergo digitisation. Addresses issues such as intellectual ownership and physical nature of the source materials, number of current users, format, resource description, archiving, and delivery. Also discusses the relationship of the project to other digitisation activities, and weighs up associated costs against potential benefits.
Major research programme which emerged from the Follett Report. The programme has resulted in around 60 projects in a number of areas: Access to Network Resources, Digitisation, Electronic Document Delivery, Electronic Journals, Electronic Short Loan, Images, On Demand Publishing, Preprints, Quality Assurance, Supporting Studies, Training and Awareness.
Provides an insight into the digitisation process, covering technical procedures such as conversion, scanning, text mark
up, repository development, web interface design, workflow and production, and rights and restrictions.
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