Digitisation Projects at the University of Dundee Archive Services

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    Abstract


    Purpose
    To examine the reasons behind, and issues involved in digitisation projects at archival repositories.

    Design/methodology/approach
    The paper uses practical examples from the University of Dundee Archive Services to consider why archivists devote time and resources to digitising collections and to mounting digital images online. Advantages to collections, services and users are considered in the context of the archival mission and user expectations.

    Findings
    Despite the need to divert existing resources or to attract new ones, digitisation is becoming a core activity in many archives.

    Originality/value
    The paper should be of value to information professionals interested in the use of new technology by the archival profession. Many of the issues raised are cross‐sectoral and not just of interest to the archival world but to anyone with a role in preserving and using records.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)168-177
    Number of pages10
    JournalProgram
    Volume40
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2006

    Keywords

    • Archiving
    • Scotland
    • Digital libraries
    • University libraries

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