Because good research needs good data

Practical Guides to Digital Curation & Digitization

Graham Pryor | 11 October 2010

Digital Curation: A how-to-do-it manual by Ross Harvey

International authority Ross Harvey's new how-to-do-it manual is based on research he carried out while a Visiting Professor in HATII and a Research Fellow with DCC. Harvey offers an in-depth, start-to-finish explanation of the digital curation process and clarifies each step in the Digital Curation Centre's (DCC) lifecycle model. You will learn best practices for improving data access, quality, and protection, and find time-saving tools such as an extensive directory of online resources, tutorials and further references in the area. Book buyers receive exclusive access to a password-protected companion website that offers electronic, customizable versions of planning forms, checklists, and more.

Facet Publishing, September 2010; 250pp; paperback; 978-1-85604-733-3

Preparing Collections for Digitization by Anna E Bülow and Jess Ahmon

This practical guide offers advice and guidance covering the end-to-end process of digitizing collections, from selecting records for digitization, to choosing equipment and dealing with damaged documents. As such, it can be used as a 'how-to' reference manual for those who are embarking on a digitization project or those who are having to manage an existing project. It also covers some of the wider issues such as the use of surrogates for preservation, and the long term sustainability of digital access.

The book is an essential resource for collection and project managers who have responsibility for the preservation of archival collections and all industry professionals whose roles touch on the digitization of collections.

Facet Publishing, December 2010; 192pp; paperback; 978-1-85604-711-1