DiSCmap: Digitisation of Special Collections: mapping, assessment, prioritisation. Final Project Report

Birrell, Duncan and Dobreva, Milena and Dunsire, Gordon and Griffiths, Jillian and Hartley, Richard and Menzies, Kathleen DiSCmap: Digitisation of Special Collections: mapping, assessment, prioritisation. Final Project Report., 2009 [Report]


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Traditionally, digitisation has been led by supply rather than demand. While end users are seen as a priority they are not directly consulted about which collections they would like to have made available digitally or why. This can be seen in a wide range of policy documents throughout the cultural heritage sector, where users are positioned as central but where their preferences are assumed rather than solicited. Post-digitisation consultation with end users is equally rare. How are we to know that digitisation is serving the needs of the Higher Education community and is sustainable in the long-term?

Item type: Report
Keywords: digitisation, DiSCmap, special collections
Subjects: J. Technical services in libraries, archives, museum. > JG. Digitization.
D. Libraries as physical collections. > DH. Special libraries.
Depositing user: Elinor Toland
Date deposited: 15 Jan 2010
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 11:56
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10760/3873


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