This tool produced by AVP is intended to determine the long-term cost of archival inaction—failing to take the steps to preserve audiovisual collections—versus the immediate costs of preservation. The results of this calculator can be very useful in building arguments for archival and library administration to develop a preservation plan rather than allow media collections to languish.
Though the NEDCC (Northeast Document Conservation Center) produced this handbook in 2000, the guide has aged extraordinarily well as a comprehensive overview of the considerations for every stage of the digitization process. The technical primer may be somewhat outdated, but otherwise, this is a very useful for project managers in particular. Includes substantial sections on copyright law, developing institutional best practices, and maintaining productive vendor relations.
Clear, informal, and approachable summary of steps to undertake in an AV digitization project—essentially exactly what it says on the tin. Useful for anticipating the overall shape of a digitization project no matter the staffing or budgeting of a given institution.
This is the document that launched MDPI (the Media Digitization and Preservation Initiative) at Indiana University Bloomington in 2011. Can function as a case study of the justifications for and context of large-scale, mass digitization at a Big 10 university, while also providing insight into the preservation, facility, and technological planning that goes into supporting digitization initiatives in general.
"Through the Public Library Partnerships Project (PLPP), DPLA has been working with existing DPLA Service Hubs to provide digital skills training for public librarians and connect them sustainably with state and regional resources for digitizing, describing, and exhibiting their cultural heritage content.
"During the project, DPLA collaborated with trainers at Digital Commonwealth, Digital Library of Georgia, Minnesota Digital Library, Montana Memory Project, and Mountain West Digital Library to write and iterate a workshop curriculum based on documented best practices. Through the project workshops, we used this curriculum to introduce 150 public librarians to the digitization process.
"Now at the end of the project, we’ve made this curriculum available in a self-guided version intended for digitization beginners from a variety of cultural heritage institutions. Each module includes a video presentation, slides with notes in Powerpoint, and slides in PDF. Please feel free to share, reuse, and adapt these materials."
"This book, edited by Abigail Leab Martin, is meant to be a collection of cataloging practices that are in use for the cataloging of moving images. It was written and compiled by the AMIA Cataloging and Documentation Committee's Subcommittee for the Compendium of Cataloging Practice."