Monday, October 26, 2015

Digitizing Audiovisual and Nonprint Materials

Piepenburg, Scott. Digitizing Audiovisual and Nonprint Materials Libraries Unlimited, 2015. ISBN: 978-1-4408-37807

Part of the  Innovative Librarian's Guide series, this guide walks you through the process of planning and implementing digitization projects for the common formats libraries have collected over the last 30 or 40 years. It guides first-time users in setting up a facility to convert analog tapes and records into a digital form, explaining how to clean up those sources to produce a high-quality output for end-users. The same theories and skills are applied to the visual domain so you can convert VHS, Beta, U-Matic, and laserdiscs into archival visual formats. Basic information on computer hardware and software is discussed, including the equipment needed to digitize various formats. Techniques for capturing, editing, storing, and making digitized files available to patrons are also covered.

Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Getting Started
Chapter 2: Hardware
Chapter 3: Digitizing Images
Chapter 4: Digitizing Slides
Chapter 5: Digitizing Sound Recordings
Chapter 6: Digitizing Video Recordings
Chapter 7: Finishing Up