DIgital LibraryTitle: Digital Library Programs for Libraries and Archives: Developing, Managing, and Sustaining Unique Digital Collections
Author: Aaron D. Purcell
Paperback: ISBN: 978-0838914502, $85.00
Imprint: Chicago, ALA Neal-Schuman, 2016

“Planning and managing a self-contained digitization project is one thing, but how do you transition to a digital library program? Or better yet, how do you start a program from scratch? In this book Purcell, a well-respected expert in both archives and digital libraries, combines theory and best practices with practical application, showing how to approach digital projects as an ongoing effort. He not only guides librarians and archivists in transitioning from project-level initiatives to a sustainable program but also provides clear step-by-step instructions for building a digital library program from the bottom up, even for organizations with limited staff…

Equally valuable for LIS students just learning about the digital landscape, information professionals taking their first steps to create digital content, and organizations who already have well-established digital credentials, Purcell’s book outlines methods applicable and scalable to many different types and sizes of libraries and archives.”


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