Digitization and Digital Archiving: A Practical Guide for Librarians (Practical Guides for Librarians) Kindle Edition

ISBN-13: 978-0810892071
ISBN-10: 0810892073
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This book looks at various types of electronic formats, hardware and software, and talks about the advantages and problems of using them to store and access information. . . .The text is clear, easy to read, and very well segmented with white space, dividing lines, and section headings. . . .[The book] is of most interest to libraries and archives that are considering or already involved with these kinds of digital projects, librarians with no experience in this kind of activity, institutions supporting LIS and/or archival programs, or community groups that want to try something along these lines. (American Reference Books Annual)

Leggett's book, written for librarians, has value for genealogists. She gives practical and general guidelines needed to create digital libraries that can survive so future descendants may read and enjoy them. . . .This book gives an easy-to-read overview of technical terms. . . .It is useful for personal and library research. (National Genealogical Society Quarterly)

Overall, the book is written in a very straightforward and accessible style. . . .It may be of interest to those seeking an introductory guide to IT concepts. (Archives and Records: The Journal of the Archives and Records Association)

More and more, library patrons are embracing the ease with which information can be accessed digitally. This is why many librarians in libraries of every size and type are currently working towards making information available electronically. Digitization and Digital Archiving: A Practical Guide for Librarians 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.

About the Author

Elizabeth R. Leggett is a freelance technical writer, and has worked in libraries and archives at Centre College, the University of Kentucky, and Murray State University. She also began a local digital genealogical collection at the Calloway County Public Library. Her writing on the topic of digital storage and archiving appeared in the 2012 summer edition of Kentucky Libraries.

Product details

  • File Size: 1972 KB
  • Print Length: 230 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0810892073
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (July 24, 2014)
  • Publication Date: July 24, 2014
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00MB62MZC
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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