Digitising Your Collection – Part 5 Metadata and Access


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 is discusses metadata, which is essential to the ongoing use and management of digital images. It is the structured data about data: the who, what, where and when. Metadata plays a vital part in any digitisation program. It also talks about how to provide access to your digitised collection.