Digital library programs for libraries and archives : developing, managing, and sustaining unique digital collections /

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Author / Creator:Purcell, Aaron D., 1972- author.
Imprint:Chicago : Neal-Schuman, an imprint of the American Library Association, 2016.
Description:1 online resource (xxvi, 228 pages) : illustrations
Language:English
Subject:Digital libraries -- Management.
Library materials -- Digitization.
Archival materials -- Digitization.
Electronic information resources -- Management.
Digital libraries -- Planning -- Problems, exercises, etc.
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES -- Library & Information Science -- General.
Archival materials -- Digitization.
Digital libraries -- Management.
Digital libraries -- Planning.
Library materials -- Digitization.
Electronic books.
Problems and exercises.
Format: E-Resource Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/11409293
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ISBN:9780838914571
0838914578
9780838914588
0838914586
9780838914502
0838914500
9780838914595
Digital file characteristics:data file
Notes:Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-218) and index.
Print version record.
Summary:"Planning and managing a self-contained digitization project is one thing, but how do you transition to a digital library program? Or better yet, how do you start a program from scratch? In this book Purcell, a well-respected expert in both archives and digital libraries, combines theory and best practices with practical application, showing how to approach digital projects as an ongoing effort. He not only guides librarians and archivists in transitioning from project-level initiatives to a sustainable program but also provides clear step-by-step instructions for building a digital library program from the bottom up, even for organizations with limited staff. Approachable and easy to follow, this book traces the historical growth of digital libraries and the importance of those digital foundations; summarizes current technological challenges that affect the planning of digital libraries, and how librarians and archivists are adapting to the changing information landscape; uses examples to lay out the core priorities of leading successful digital programs; covers the essentials of getting started, from vision and mission building to identifying resources and partnerships; emphasizes the importance of digitizing original unique materials found in library and archives collections, and suggests approaches to the selection process; addresses metadata and key technical standards; discusses management and daily operations, including assessment, enhancement, sustainability, and long-term preservation planning; provides guidance for marketing, promotion, and outreach, plus how to take into account such considerations as access points, intended audiences, and educational and instructional components; and includes exercises designed to help readers define their own digital projects and create a real-world digital program plan. Equally valuable for LIS students just learning about the digital landscape, information professionals taking their first steps to create digital content, and organizations who already have well-established digital credentials, Purcell's book outlines methods applicable and scalable to many different types and sizes of libraries and archives"--Publisher's website.
Other form:Print version: Purcell, Aaron D., 1972- Digital library programs for libraries and archives. Chicago : Neal-Schuman, an imprint of the American Library Association, 2016 9780838914502
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