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Good Practices Handbook



Version 1.3
edited by the Minerva Working Group 6
Identification of good practices and competence centres
3 March 2004

General co-ordination
Rossella Caffo (Minerva Project Manager),
Borje Justrell (Coordinator of Good Practices Working Group)
Antonella Fresa (Minerva Technical Coordinator)

European Editorial Committee
David Dawson, Karl-Magnus Drake, Borje Justrell, Muriel Foulonneau, Antonella Fresa, Anna Maria Tammaro

Secretariat
Marzia Piccininno (Ministero per i beni e le attività culturali, Italy)

Texts
Ciaran Clissmann (Pintail Ltd.), Karl-Magnus Drake(Riksarkivet, Sweden), Borje Justrell (Riksarkivet, Sweden), Anna Maria Tammaro (University of Parma. Italy)

Web version
Maria Teresa Natale and Andrea Tempera

© 2004 Minerva Project

Acknowledgements:
This handbook had not been more then a good idea without Ciaran Clissman. Besides all his knowledge about structuring information, his way of putting good practice into proper English has been an invaluable contribution to this work. Remaining peculiarities in the text should be blamed only on the editors, because we have not always followed Ciaran Clissman´s advices.

We will also acknowledge the members of the Minerva project and the National Representative Group who have shared their experience and great knowledge with us. Last but not least, a special thanks to the Italian national Working group on good practices for their great interest in the handbook and their valuable contributions to its content.


Table of Contents

  1. INTRODUCTION
    1.1 DOCUMENT OVERVIEW
    1.2 DOCUMENT STRUCTURE
  2. BACKGROUND
    2.1 THE LUND PRINCIPLES
    2.2 THE MINERVA PROJECT
  3. PRACTICAL GUIDELINES
    3.1 INTRODUCTION
    3.2 DIGITISATION PROJECT PLANNING
    The Reasons for the Project
    Human Resources
    Research
    Risks

    3.3 SELECTING SOURCE MATERIAL FOR DIGITISATION
    Establish Selection Criteria
    Selection against the Criteria

    3.4 PREPARATION FOR DIGITISATION
    Hardware
    Software
    Environment

    3.5 HANDLING OF ORIGINALS
    Moving and Manipulating Original Material
    3.6 THE DIGITISATION PROCESS
    Using Scanners
    Using Digital Cameras
    Software Applications for Optical Character Recognition (OCR)

    3.7 PRESERVATION OF DIGITAL MASTER MATERIAL
    File formats
    Media Choices
    Migration Strategies

    3.8 META-DATA
    The Scope of Meta-data Used for Object
    Description
    Appropriate Meta-data Standards

    3.9 PUBLICATION
    Image Processing
    3D and Virtual Reality Issues
    Online Publication
    3.10 IPR AND COPYRIGHT
    Establishing Copyright
    Safeguarding Copyright

    3.11 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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