The Perils of Complexity
A Multi-Stage Study to Determine Necessary Images for Digitized Scrapbook Representation
The digitization of scrapbooks is a common challenge faced by digitization practitioners. Unlike more standard bound works, scrapbooks are highly complex with multiple moving parts and numerous special features. As such, determining digitization standards that will hold across all manner of scrapbook collections and will accurately represent their unique elements in an understandable way in a digital environment can be problematic. The researchers at the University of North Texas (UNT) conducted on a multi-stage project to examine current practices and gain user perspectives on the images needed for optimal scrapbook representation in a digital library. The results from their work have enabled the implementation of clear guidelines on scrapbook digitization at their institution that can be applied throughout the field.
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