Transitioning analog archival collections into a digital medium requires more than a scanner and a digital platform. The balancing act between retaining provenance, addressing conservation concerns, and delivering an engaging digital experience for collection users can be daunting. When digitizing analog collections, archivists must take a holistic approach to digital collection design that includes practices that are not part of physical arrangement and conservation framework. This presentation will identify key stumbling blocks in the digitization process and present practical, no-cost solutions for tackling those hurdles, paving a smoother pathway for launching user-friendly digital collections.
Presented at the Association of Librarians & Archivists at Baptist Institutions (ALABI) Conference, 2021.
Bishop, Natalie Edwards, "A Holistic Approach to Designing Digital Archive Collections" (2021). Dover Library Faculty Professional Development Activities. 17.