From UA Libraries Digital Services Planning and Documentation
Basic guidelines for what should be captured
- Has letters, numbers, or drawings -- YES
- Blank -- NO
- IN DOUBT? See the list below
Should this kind of manuscript page be captured?
- Holes in page -- YES (make sure the regular black or white capture bed is seen through the hole; if in book, place black or white paper underneath)
- Portions of paper missing -- YES (if part of an item with similar size pages, crop to that page size to maintain consistency)
- Otherwise blank page
- with smudge -- NO
- with inked fingerprint -- YES
- with ink transfer from adjacent page -- NO (unless adjacent page is missing)
- of pre-printed letterhead -- NO (unless pre-printed text/art is unique)
- with a single letter or number -- YES
- with arithmetic -- YES
- with hand written page number -- NO
- in plastic sleeve -- YES (and leave the sleeve on!)
- Fronts with address or other text -- YES
- Blank front -- NO
- Back with postal date stamp or postage cancellation -- YES
- Blank back -- NO
- Used as a piece of paper, with text or drawings -- YES
In general, follow the rules for Paper. These are guidelines for things that apply to bound items only.
- "Blank" front or back cover -- YES
- Interleaved material (inserted between pages or clipped to a page) -- YES
- Fronts -- YES
- Backs -- NO
Other Manuscript Materials
If it's in the metadata as an item (or as part of an item), capture it, following the rules for Paper.
Should this part of a photo be captured?
- Backs -- NO (even if there is writing on it, as that should be included in the metadata already)
No guideline yet?
- Try to match the outcomes of current policies and procedures
- Look at similar anomaly rules, which set a precedence
- With extraneous markings on materials, consider whether they are unique or interesting enough to capture
- Document on this list
Or ask Jeremiah.