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Digital Imaging for Libraries and Archives

By: Anne R. Kenney and Stephen Chapman
(June 1996)

This 200 page guide to the use of digital imaging won the 1997 Leland Prize from the Society of American Archivists for "writing of superior excellence and usefulness in the field of archival history, theory, or practice." The volume begins with a theoretical overview of the key concepts, vocabulary, and challenges associated with digital conversion of paper-and film-based materials. This is followed by an overview of the hardware/software, communications, and managerial considerations associated with implementing a technical infrastructure to support a full imaging program. Additional chapters present information on the creation of databases and indexes, the implications of outsourcing imaging services, converting photographs and film intermediates, issues associated with providing long-term access to digital information, and suggestions for continuing education. The guide is issued in loose-leaf format and includes two formula cards designed to assist librarians and archivists with determining conversion, storage, and access requirements.

The price of the guide has been reduced to $40.00 plus $5.00 for shipping and handling within the U.S., $8.00 for Canada and $20.00 for all other countries. Orders must be prepaid, with checks made payable to "Cornell University," with payment in U.S. funds.

For ordering information, contact:

Kim LaMorte, 213 Olin Library, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853.

She is also available by telephone at 607-255- 5068.

NOTE: Check out the new companion volume: Moving Theory into Practice: Digital Imaging for Libraries and Archives


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