Digital Content Creation and Preservation
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REMEMBER that old song ‘Thanks for the Memories’, well, that’s the theme of a special Memory Bank project being launched today at Newcastle City Library Ray Laidlaw, former Lindisfarne drummer, will help get the project under way on Monday, when people from across the city will be invited to share some of their earliest and most treasured memories. The Memory Bank will run until Sunday, October 4.
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Preservation of documentary heritage
This year’s nominations are from Aruba, Brazil, Colombia, Perú and Uruguay, and all take into account the critical significance of the proposed documentary heritage in terms of the region´s history and culture.
Aims of the Content and Digitisation programme Bringing collections out of the dark Enabling the use of difficult to access physical collections for the benefit of teaching, learning and research.
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This brief document takes an introductory view of pre-digitisation project considerations. It is intended to be of use to resource management staff considering the digitisation of all or part of their collection. Deciding to Digitise Amid the general enthusiasm for digitisation, it can be easy to get carried away and launch into a project without adequate thought or planning.
Google's Library Project, which is in the process of digitizing millions of books at top university libraries around the world, announced a major expansion Wednesday: The 12 universities that make up the Committee on Institutional Cooperation have agreed to let Google digitize up to 10 million of their collective volumes -- generally those from the most distinctive parts of their collections. The announcement brings to 25 the number of universities involved in the Google project, which is being hailed by some scholars for the way it will assure online access to volumes that have been largely available only in a few locations and that are in danger of decomposition. The project will involve both books in the public domain and copyrighted materials -- and the latter have been controversial.
The American Verse Project is a collaborative project between the University of Michigan Humanities Text Initiative (HTI) and the University of Michigan Press. The project is assembling an electronic archive of volumes of American poetry prior to 1920. The full text of each volume of poetry is being converted into digital form and coded in Standard Generalized Mark-up Language (SGML) using the TEI Guidelines, with various forms of access provided through the WWW.