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Building Institutional Digitization Guidelines and Benchmarks for Nontraditional Materials and Collections: A Case Study of a Curious Collection of Fabric Swatches
Preservation, Digital Technology & Culture (2016)
  • Virginia A Dressler
Abstract
Kent State University Libraries has digitally captured a collection of small fabric swatches in order to create an online resource for them. This article discusses the historical context of the project, presents the guidelines and benchmarks that Kent State Libraries adopted, and assesses the challenges involved with scanning nontraditional materials. The article considers the current lack of standard guidelines and benchmarks regarding the digitization of textiles and offers strategies for carrying out such projects.
Keywords
  • digitization,
  • fabric,
  • guidelines
Publication Date
January 1, 2016
DOI
10.1515/pdtc-2015-0022
Citation Information
Virginia A Dressler. "Building Institutional Digitization Guidelines and Benchmarks for Nontraditional Materials and Collections: A Case Study of a Curious Collection of Fabric Swatches" Preservation, Digital Technology & Culture Vol. 44 Iss. 4 (2016) p. 171 - 178
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/virginia_dressler/9/