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6.9 Selected Cultural Heritage Digitization Bibliography

Why Digitize?

Broun, Elizabeth. “The Future of Art at the Smithsonian.” American Art, vol.8, nos. 3–4 (Summer/Fall 1994).

Dietz, Steve, Howard Besser, Ann Borda, and Kati Geber. The Virtual Museum (of Canada): The Next Generation. Canadian Heritage Information Network, 2004.

Jones-Garmil, Katherine, ed. The Wired Museum: Emerging Technology & Changing Paradigms. Introduction by Maxwell Anderson. American Association of Museums, 1997.

Smith, Abby. Why Digitize? Council on Library and Information Resources, 1999.

Planning: Audiences, Partnerships, Resources, Copyright

Hamma, Kenneth. “Public Domain Art in an Age of Easier Mechanical Reproducibility.” D-Lib Magazine, November 2005.

Harper, Georgia. Crash Course in Copyright. University of Texas, 2001.

Hazen, Dan, Jeffrey Horrell, and Jan Merrill-Oldham. Selecting Research Collections for Digitization. Council on Library and Information Resources, August 1998.

National Initiative for a Networked Cultural Heritage. The Copyright Town Meetings, 1997–

The NINCH Guide to Good Practice in the Digital Representation and Management of Cultural Heritage Materials. Humanities Advanced Technology and Information Institute (HATII), University of Glasgow, and the National Initiative for a Networked Cultural Heritage (NINCH), 2002.

Shapiro, Michael, and Brett I. Miller. A Museum Guide to Copyright and Trademark. American Association of Museums, 1999.


Baca, Murtha, ed. Introduction to Metadata: Pathways to Digital Information. The J. Paul Getty Trust.

Handbook for Digital Projects: A Management Tool for Preservation and Access. Maxine K. Sitts, editor. Northeast Document Conservation Center, 2000.

Kenney, Anne R., and Oya Y. Rieger, eds. Moving Theory into Practice: Digital Imaging for Libraries and Archives. Research Libraries Group, 2000. Online tutorial available at

National Information Standards Organization. A Framework of Guidance for Building Good Digital Collections. 2nd edition. National Information Standards Organization, Framework Advisory Group, 2004.

Asset Management/Sustainability/Preservation

Besser, Howard. “Digital Longevity.” In Handbook for Digital Projects (above).

Bishoff, Liz, and Nancy Allen. Business Planning for Cultural Heritage Institutions. Council on Library and Information Resources, 2004.

Hamma, Kenneth. “The Role of Museums in Online Teaching, Learning, and Research.” In Sharing Digital Resources, WebWise 2004. First Monday, vol. 9, no. 5, May 3, 2004.

Lavoie, Brian, and Lorcan Dempsey. “Thirteen Ways of Looking at… Digital Preservation.” D-Lib Magazine, July/August 2004.

Preserving Access to Digital Information: Subject Gateway to International Digital Preservation Resources.

The Price of Digitization: New Cost Models for Cultural and Educational Institutions. A Digitization Symposium presented by NINCH and Innodata. Report by Lorna Hughes. NINCH, 2003.

Smith, Abby. Building and Sustaining Digital Collections: Models for Libraries and Museums. Council on Libraries and Information Resources, 2001.

Zorich, Diane. A Survey of Digital Cultural Heritage Initiatives and Their Sustainability Concerns. Council on Library and Information Resources, June 2003.


Written by Dr. David Green


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