"... an extremely valuable addition to the literature on digitization. It should be of interest to all involved in the digitization of documentary records and textual materials." -- Ariadne "...a valuable resource for all collection and project managers who have responsibility for the preservation of archival collections, as well as industry professionals whose role touches on the digitisation of collections" -- MmIT Journal "What this book demonstrates is the importance of developing a strong partnership and mutual understanding between those who are responsible for the digital inputs (the collection managers) and those responsible for the digital outputs (the digitisation professionals). Both groups will be well served by this book." -- Library and Information Research "A practical approach is at the heart of this publication. How to evaluate the nature and extent of physical damage of collection items? What are the possible ways to deal with document formats and fastenings to achieve good imaging quality without compromising preservation objectives? What equipment should be selected to reach both digital imaging and preservation goals? How a digital imaging workflow should be organised to accommodate document preparation and conservation tasks? These are just several examples of questions addressed in different chapters. The extensive experience of both authors in digitising and preserving heritage collections at the National Archives of the United Kingdom and the case studies presented in all chapters add more value to this publication." -- The Electronic Library
About the Author
Dr Anna E. Bulow is Head of Preservation at The National Archives. She is editor of the Journal of Paper Conservation and has written and presented on a wide range of subjects including degradation mechanisms of paper, environmental monitoring and control, risk assessment and digitization. Jess Ahmon MA MSc is Preservation Officer at The National Archives. She has given a number of presentations on the challenges of digitization of original documents, most recently at the Digital Futures training programme run by King's College London.