Friday, October 3, 2014

Digitization and Digital Archiving: A Practical Guide for Librarians

Leggett, Elizabeth R. Digitization and Digital Archiving: A Practical Guide for Librarians. Rowman & Littlefield, 2014. ISBN: 978-0-8108-9207-1

Part of the Practical Guides for Librarians series, this book is a comprehensive guide to the process of digital storage and archiving. Assuming only basic computer knowledge, this guide walks the reader through everything he or she needs to know to start or maintain a digital archiving project. It answers basic questions such as:

  • What should be stored?
  • Where and how should it be stored?
  • How exactly is information stored in a computer?
  • Does it really make a difference if one uses a jpg or a tiff file? 
Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Why Use Digital Preservation?
Chapter 2. How Do Computers Store Information?
Chapter 3. Storing Images
Chapter 4. Storing Text
Chapter 5. Storing Audio and Video
Chapter 6. CDs, DVDs, and Blu-Ray
Chapter 7. Magnetic Tape
Chapter 8. Hard Drives
Chapter 9. Flash Memory
Chapter 10. Cloud Computing
Chapter 11. Equipment for Digitizing and Editing Archival Materials
Chapter 12. Metadata and Accessing Information
Chapter 13. Copyright Law
Chapter 14. Problems With Digital Preservation
Chapter 15. Putting It All Together