What Comes Next: Description, Access, and Long-Term Care of Digital Collections

2017-06-14T00:00:00Z (GMT) by Julia Corrin
A successful digitization project is not just about creating beautiful images, but also about making certain that those same images are accessible. When planning a digitization project, institutions must be sure to include adequate resources for description and long-term preservation. This presentation will draw upon Carnegie Mellon’s twenty-year experience building digital collections, and the unexpected challenges faced while managing and maintaining collections for long-term preservation. Topics discussed in this presentation will include options for metadata capture and creation, low-cost access tools, and a variety of preservation choices.

This presentation was given at the NISO Virtual Conference on Images: Digitization and Preservation of Special Collections in Libraries, Museums, and Archives on June 14, 2017.