'Open Heritage Data has clear goals: to 'inspire and kickstart' GLAM professionals' involvement with these concepts and to explore how some users (termed 'heritage amateurs') engage with the data. Combined with the author's autoethnographic approach, this book produces a persuasive argument for making heritage data open, with many examples showing the benefit of the author's extensive experience...Overall, the text succeeds in positively presenting the value of open heritage data and encouraging professionals to learn more.'
Who could be partners to archivists working in digital preservation? This book features chapters from international contributors from diverse backgrounds and professions discussing their challenges with and victories over digital problems that share common issues with those facing digital preservationists.
Part of the "Digital Futures" series, this book presents information managers with strategic and practical issues to consider when making the decision to digitize their collections. It runs through the process step by step, and outlines the techniques available to deal with a range of resources.
Digital preservation is an issue of huge importance to the library and information profession. It is a complex issue involving many different aspects and views. This book uses case studies and examples to ground the ideas and theories in real concerns and practice. It covers key issues in digital preservation; web archiving; strategies; and more.
The world wide web is an important, and the largest, cultural and commercial information resource in existence. The requirements to preserve selected parts of it, and the problems of archiving it, are beginning. This book offers guidance to information-management professionals seeking to implement web archiving programmes of their own.
Memory institutions such as libraries, archives, galleries and museums all share pressing concerns about preserving heritage. This book charts the diversity of preservation management in the contemporary information landscape, and offers guidance on preservation methods for the sustainability of collections from a range of international experts.
In an information environment shaped by an ever-growing and persistent demand for more and more digital content from every direction, it has become increasingly important that publishers, libraries and information professionals understand the challenges and opportunities of the Google environment. This book addresses these issues.
Most libraries, archives and museums are confronting the challenges of providing digital access to their collections. This guide offers guidance covering the end-to-end process of digitizing collections, from selecting records for digitization to choosing suppliers and equipment and dealing with documents that present individual problems.
A practical guide to the development and operation of digital preservation services for organizations of any size. This offers an overview of best practice and provides guidance as to how to implement strategies with minimal time and resources. It is intended at the non-specialist, assuming only a basic understanding of IT and offering guidance.
Data management has become an essential requirement for information professionals. This title defines what is required to achieve a culture of effective data management offering advice on the skills required, legal and contractual obligations, strategies and management plans and the data management infrastructure of specialists and services.
Offers a comprehensive introduction to this important global field drawing together a broad spectrum of disciplines. This title covers key topics that include: social media and crowd sourcing; digital images and digitisation; 3D scanning and museums; studying users and readers; electronic text and corpora; archaeology and GIS; and, more.
A brand new and fully updated edition of this seminal work on archival preservation. This book considers the causes of threats to the basic material, outlines the preservation options available and offers flexible solutions applicable in a variety of situations. It offers a wide range of case studies and examples from international specialists.
Examines the strategic issues involved in realizing a digital future for libraries in the information age. It looks at how librarians can locate the electronic resources most relevant to the needs of their users, integrate them into the infrastructure of their institutions, manage the necessary technology and anticipate future trends.