The McGill Library digitization team

And what about such treasures as KOSA-TV news scripts from the 1970s, and a core of rock taken from an oil well site that can be digitally rendered to reveal its geological entirety in three-dimensional form? Or founding documents of The University of Texas of the Permian Basin (UTPB), or even photographs of former attorney general John Ben Shepperd with former Presidents LBJ and First Lady Lady Bird Johnson, along with Ronald Reagan’s appearance at UTPB in the mid-1970s?

By examining the digital cultural heritage using the library’s own digitization projects, ..

Many libraries, particularly large academic libraries, have begun major digitization projects in order to make library material much more widely available. However, many works that might otherwise be candidates for digitization are protected by copyright. While this does not completely bar a work from being digitized, it becomes a much more complicated process if permission is required. This research studies how academic library digitization projects have addressed copyrighted materials. Librarians and publishers were interviewed to understand their perspective on copyright and to determine the best practices for locating and contacting copyright holders. Overall, there is no one best technique for finding copyright holders, but there are ways that librarians can expedite the process, such as by developing a good workflow at the outset and consulting with administration. Overall, institutions have been successful in incorporating copyright items into a digitization project, although a heavy time investment is involved.

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Most of the theses were scanned as sequences of full-colour raw images. After a quality check was done for missing pages, the raw images were processed and cropped into derivative files and assembled into a text searchable PDF. Text pages were converted to bitonal, while photos, illustrations, and diagrams were kept in full-colour. Many challenges were encountered during the digitization, including detached photos, fragile paper, faded text, and ink that left a powdery residue on the scanner. Despite these issues, we have managed to digitize every thesis and ensure the best reproduction possible. The process is continuing with the plan to complete all of the digitization up to the year 1881.

A Very Short History of Digitization - Forbes

Google provides for the cost of scanning, transportation, and the digital infrastructure. CDL and SRLF, and collaboration with the University Libraries, are responsible for the cost of retrieving the volumes and returning them to the stacks. The HathiTrust provides long term preservation for the digital materials.

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The equipment consisted of two high-production auto-feed scanners for loose sheet pages and a large-format scanner for over-sized material such as maps, commonly found in geographic papers. Bound theses would be digitized on the APT2400, the auto page turner that was purchased several years before and was best-suited for digitizing hardcover books.

Library - University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore

If end user requirements, rather than absolute numbers, determine the appropriate quality of images in a digital system, it follows that a digital library has to specify -- and discuss -- a specific platform it expects its users to have, a specific purpose they are expected to follow in looking at the material, and the actual resolutions derived from these assumptions.

Harvard Graduate School of Design

The table of contents is divided into phrases, bars, and units – each with a musical theme. Dr. Manderson went on to publish in 2000, and taught for ten years at McGill before moving to the Australian National University (“Professor Desmond Manderson,” Australian National University, last modified August 21, 2014, ).

Online Resources - Academy of Art University

Thesis: While digital libraries are self-contained bodies of information, they are not the basic unit that most users want to access. Users are, as a rule, more interested in the individual objects in the library and need a straightforward way to access them.