Digital Archiving Resources

Best Practice Guidelines for Digital Collections

Title

Best Practice Guidelines for Digital Collections

Subject

Curation

Description

The "Best Practice Guidelines for Digital Collections" provides the essential, critical standards that all digital librarians, archivists and scholars should implement when designing a digital collection. The article also includes guidelines for adapting the standards according to the unique collections and mission of the archiving institution.
The article introduces best practices for developing selection criteria and for determining the personnel and technical resources required to secure and maintain the collection. Following an in-depth review of copyright issues, the article discusses the necessary elements and work-flow of a digital collections project. These elements include: metadata, quality control procedures, usability testing, web design, and technical specifications for media types and encoding.

Creator

Schreibman, S.
Carignan, Y.
Evander, J.
Gueguen, G.
Hanlon, A.
Murray, K.
Roper, J.
Ross, T.

Publisher

University of Maryland Libraries

Date

2007-05-04

Contributor

Polk, Victoria

Type

Journal Article

Identifier

http://ourdigitalworld.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/DigitizationBestPractices_Schreibman.pdf

Bibliographic Citation

Schreibman et al., “Best Practice Guidelines for Digital Collections.” University of Maryland Libraries. (2007): 1-81. http://www.lib.umd.edu/dcr/publication/

Files

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Citation

Schreibman, S. et al., “Best Practice Guidelines for Digital Collections,” Digital Archiving Resources, accessed November 19, 2017, http://dar.cah.ucf.edu/items/show/18.