• The Northeast Document Conservation Center’s 132-page Handbook for Digital Projects may be accessed at and includes chapters on the “Rationale for Digitization and Preservation,” Project Management, Selection, Copyright, a Technical Primer, Case Studies, and Digital Longevity. Most chapters are written so that the non-technical type can reach an understanding of some of the key components important to any digitization project.  
  •  “Moving Theory into Practice: Digital Imaging Tutorial,” published by the Cornell University Library/Department of Preservation and Conservation, may be accessed at The tutorial’s 10 chapters discuss terminology, selection, conversion, quality control, metadata, technical infrastructure, presentation, digital preservation, management, and continuing education.
  • The Research Libraries Group, Digital Library Federation, offers “Guides to Quality in Visual Resource Imaging” at The five guides cover topics on planning an imaging project, selecting a scanner, the range of factors affecting image quality, measuring quality of digital masters, and file formats for digital masters. The guides are intended to address the simultaneous needs for access and preservation demanded by museums, archives, and research libraries.

  • An extensive list of reports addresses conversion specifications, preservation, development policies, scanning, rights and restrictions, and other technical topics may be accessed at “Building Digital Collections: Technical Information and Background Papers” is published by the Library of Congress – American Memory. This site “documents technical activities related to the American Memory Collections produced by the National Digital Library Program (NDLP) at the Library of Congress.”

  • Finally, Digitizing Images and Text, from the Berkeley Digital Library SunSITE, presents a linked bibliography of articles and papers, vendor information, example projects, references, resources and tools at

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