Digitising Your Collection – Part 2 The Golden Rule of Digitisation


 

Overview

This resource is part of a series about developing your own digitisation program. In the series they talking about: project planning; technical specifications; handling the archives; scanning tips; file storage, and; metadata and access.

Much of this advice is based on experiences at State Records and they use examples of State Records practices along the way.

This resource takes you through the golden rule of any digitisation project ‘capture once, use many times’. This means you should avoid the trap of creating a digitial image to meet an immediate need and think about future requirements.