AvoinGLAM/Recommendations for digitizing images

This page is a draft guideline for non-institutional contributors for creating high quality digital assets for public use.

Before digitization edit

Researching the data about the object edit

  • Record information in institutional context
  • Rights information
  • Provenance
  • Content description
  • Contextual information
  • Information about the physical object
  • Location data

Clearing rights edit

Grouping and prioritizing edit

Planning and checking the process and equipment edit

  • Training
  • Selecting the equipment
  • Calibration of the equipment

Technical choices edit

Scanning vs photographing edit

File formats edit

Quality edit

Taking publishing channel requirements into account

Principles of openness edit

Knowledge is open if anyone is free to access, use, modify, and share it — subject, at most, to measures that preserve provenance and openness.

Open license or status edit

Open access edit

Machine readability edit

Open format edit

Documentation edit

References edit

Literature edit

Laustela, Virve; Tahvanainen, Harri (2014-04-08). "Erilaisten valokuva-aineistojen digitointi: suositukset ja työnkulku" (PDF) (in Finnish). Valokuvataiteen museo. 

"Digitointi". Suomen Kotiseutuliitto (in Finnish). Retrieved 2022-08-16. 

"Digitointi | Kansalliskirjasto". www.kansalliskirjasto.fi (in Finnish). Retrieved 2022-08-16. 

"Home - Digital Preservation Handbook". www.dpconline.org (in en-gb). Retrieved 2022-08-16.