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Digitisation Best Practice

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Digitisation Best Practice (Feel free to add your own)

IFLA http://www.ifla.org/node/6777 Digital NZ best practice Guidelines http://www.digitalnz.org/make-it-digital/creating-digital-content/digitisation-resources

European Guidelines http://www.europeanatravel.eu/downloads/ETravelD2%202final.pdf

Preparing a digitisation project http://www.impact-project.eu/taa/strat/pilot-tools/ 


National Library of NZ

NLNZ Collection use and reuse policy

NLNZ Collections policy (under revision)

NLNZ Preservation policy

Digitisation Strategy Policy 2014-2017

Previous digitisation strategy for 2010-2015



Minerva Good practices in digitisation

MINERVA is collecting a list of good practices in digitisation, according to the ten categories selected in the Good Practice Handbook, edited by the MINERVA Working group 6- Identification of good practices and competence centres.

Here, you find the list of good practices already approved, followed by the date of approval by the NRG (between square brackets, example [YYMMDD] )and the filled in compilation form containing the description of the good practice and lessons learned.


  1. Digitisation Project Planning (The Reasons for the project, Human Resources, Research, Risks)

  2. Selecting Source Material for Digitisation (Establish Selection Criteria, Selection Against the Criteria)

  3. Preparation for Digitisation (Hardware; Software; Environment)

  4. Handling of Originals (Moving and Manipulating Original Material)

  5. The Digitisation Process (Using Scanners; Using Digital Cameras; Software Applications for Optical Character Recognition (OCR)

  6. Preservation of Digital Master Material (File Formats; Media Choices; Migration Strategies)

  7. Meta-Data (The Scope of Meta-Data Used for Object Description; Appropriate Meta-Data Standards)

  8. Publication (Image Processing; 3D and Virtual Reality Issues; Online Publication)

  9. IPR and Copyright (Establishing Copyright; Safeguarding Copyright)

  10. Managing Digitisation projects (Digitisation Process management; Team Development; Staff Training; Working with Third Parties for Technical Assistance; Working with Third Parties in Cooperative projects and Content Sharing; Costs)

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