Digitization

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Documentation, policies and procedures are divided by methods of capture. General references:

  1. Images:
    1. Image Specifications and Standards
    2. Flatbed scanning (small format, thin and flat)
    3. ScanBack overhead scanning (fragile, oversized, bound books)
    4. CaptureBack overhead scanning (fragile, oversized, bound books, rapid image capture)
    5. Bookdrive (bound books, rapid image capture)
    6. Batchfeed document scanner (fast, large volume, modern paper)
    7. Sheet feeder (unbound books, pages in good condition, appropriate size)
    8. Slide scanner (35mm slides or 35mm uncut roll negatives/positives)
    9. Visual assessment of images guide
    10. Optimization
  2. Audio:
    1. Audio Specifications and Standards
    2. Digital Audio Workstation (DAW)
    3. Audio: Project Specifications and Workflow -- see Collection-Specific_Notes_and_Information
  3. Video:
    1. Standard 8mm
    2. VHS
    3. Beta
    4. UMatic
  4. Text content:
    1. Transcription
    2. OCR
  5. Microfilm
 Microfilm References:
 *[Microfilm Selection for Digitization (OCLC, NEH)]
Video References:  
*[Digital Migration Tools and Techniques (Stanford)] 
*[Audio/Video Capture and Management (NYU)]
*[Recommended Minimum Standards for preservation sampling of moving image objects (Rutgers)]
*[Guidelines, Manuals, Q&A's and Fact Sheets (Assoc. of Moving Image Archivists]
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