Scan and Deliver:
Managing User-initiated Digitization in Special Collections and Archives
An OCLC Research Report by:
Jennifer Schaffner, OCLC Research
Francine Snyder, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Shannon Supple, University of California at Berkeley
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This report details the work of the RLG Partnership Working Group on Streamlining Photography and Scanning and its result—a flexible, tiered approach to delivering digitized materials that acknowledges differences in user needs, collections, institutions, and resources. This tiered workflow for user-initiated digitization consists of four main steps: review, decide, scan, and deliver.
By adopting this approach, librarians and archivists can make access the top priority, streamline user-initiated digitization workflows and leverage digital technology to deliver special collections and archives to users efficiently—while more easily meeting their own high standards and encouraging the evolving use of special collections and archives.
Streamlining Photography and Scanning
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New Report, "Scan and Deliver: Managing User-initiated Digitization in Special Collections and Archives"
Schaffner, Jennifer, Francine Snyder, and Shannon Supple. 2011. Scan and Deliver: Managing User-initiated Digitization in Special Collections and Archives. Dublin, OH: OCLC Research. https://doi.org/10.25333/C3B92F.