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Digitization: Digitization Process

This page is intended to serve as a starting point when thinking about digitization of agency or library materials. Each section can be used as a checklist for a comprehensive review of the setps in a digitization project. Processes and procedures specific to your organization may impact the decisions made or the steps added to those listed below.

Selection

scoping
copyright
public access
final delivery (for use, e.g., an online exhibition, and preservation)

Delivery

use
linking with other repositories and transportation tools
promotion and marketing
long-term preservation
distribution via removable media (thumb drives, CDs, DVDs, etc.)
costs

Preservation Copies vs. Use or Access Copies

post-processing
accessibility
linking to and/or embedding metadata
costs

Documentation

Costs