2013 Presentations (Communicative Events)
Calculating All That Jazz: Linking Technical Specifications to the Management of Digitization Projects
The purpose of this session is to educate librarians and archivists about the technical aspects of the digitization process and demonstrate how deeper understanding of those aspects can be used to evaluate the appropriateness of digitization standards, project scope, quality of digitization equipment and storage needs for digitization projects involving photographs and documents. Most scholarship on archival-quality digitization has focused on either elements of digital library project management or on technical specifications and how to digitize materials. "Calculating All That Jazz" focuses on presenting a formula for calculating digital storage space based on analog still images and documents, demonstrating how deeper understanding of the technical elements of digitization in the formula applies directly to crucial project management considerations.
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Presented on February 27, 2013 at Research Data Symposium, Columbia University, New York, NY.