Digital Archives, Collections
USING NEW INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES FOR
PROVIDING BETTER ACCESS TO
Abstract. This presentation, based on related work undertaken by UNESCO and IFLA (the International Federation of Library Associations), reviews the objectives and methods of using digitisation technologies for facilitating and widening access to unique and vulnerable documents which:
These technologies also contribute to the preservation of such documents. The chapter details the criteria to be applied for the selection of documents to be digitised. It identifies the requirements to be met by digitisation technology in the case of different types of documents, and presents the ways in which these requirements can be met. It reviews the software tools used, raises the issues of cataloguing electronic versions of documents, the problems related to access, reproduction, copyright and preservation of electronic versions.
This chapter is available as a one-day (6 hour) training package for a seminar: the text with remarks for trainer, references and a collection of PowerPoint slides.
Pal Vasarhelyi, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary