Title

Microfilm, Manuscripts, and Photographs: A Case Study Comparing Three Large-Scale Digitization Projects

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2-28-2019

Publication Title

Journal of Contemporary Archival Studies

Volume

6

Abstract

This article is a case study comparing three large-scale digitization
projects at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) Libraries: the
Culinary Union Workers Local 226 Photographs, the Nevada Digital Newspaper
Project, and the Entertainment Project. The authors compare the project
management, workflows, and decision-making related to the many aspects of
digitizing special collections and archives materials. The projects used both
outsourced vendors and in-house labor and equipment to digitize microfilmed
newspapers, mixed-materials manuscript collections, and photographic prints
and negatives. Roles and responsibilities; grant funding; copyright, privacy,
and confidentiality; arrangement; formats; and metadata are all discussed in
relation to large-scale digitization.

Keywords

Metadata; Archives and special collections; Digitization technology; Digital collections; Project management; Grant funding; Copyright; Formats

Disciplines

Archival Science | Collection Development and Management

File Format

PDF

File Size

334 KB

Language

English

Publisher Citation

Lapworth, Emily; Jones, Sarah; and Georgieva, Marina (2019) "Microfilm, Manuscripts, and Photographs: A Case Study Comparing Three Large-Scale Digitization Projects," Journal of Contemporary Archival Studies: Vol. 6, Article 5.


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