Digitisation: taking stock

Moss, M. and Currall, J.E.P. (2004) Digitisation: taking stock. Journal of the Society of Archivists, 25(2), pp. 123-137. (doi: 10.1080/0037981042000271457)

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The technicalities of digitisation are now fairly well understood, but what is less well understood is the range of issues that need to be considered before committing to a digitisation programme, if it is not to meet the fate of the BBC Doomsday Project. This article discusses a range of these issues in order to place digitisation firmly in a business and political context, including: why digitise, what to digitise, the audience for and packaging and discovery of digitised material, and finally the sustainability of the whole enterprise.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Moss, Professor Michael and Currall, Dr James
Authors: Moss, M., and Currall, J.E.P.
Subjects:C Auxiliary Sciences of History > CD Diplomatics. Archives. Seals > CD921 Archives
Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > ZA Information resources > ZA4050 Electronic information resources
College/School:College of Arts > School of Humanities > Information Studies
Journal Name:Journal of the Society of Archivists

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