Digitization: Guide and Best Practices

Hennepin County Library, Minneapolis Central.

Hennepin County Library, Minneapolis Central.

We have compiled a set of guidelines and best practices for digitization projects by Minnesota libraries and other cultural heritage institutions.

Best Practices Documents

These two documents provide basic information that will be useful for libraries, museums, historical societies or other organizations undertaking a digitization project. The documents will serve as references for projects of the Minnesota Digital Library, other digitization projects by Minnesota libraries, and for LSTA grant applications.

They have been adopted by the Minnesota Digital Library, the Minitex Advisory Committee, and the Advisory Council of the Minnesota state library agency, Libraries and School Technology (a unit of the Minnesota Department of Education).

These Best Practices, which are evolving documents, were developed by the Western States Digital Standards Group:

Guide to Digital Projects

This Guide has been prepared by a Working Group of the Minitex/LDS Joint Standards Review Task Force in collaboration with the Minnesota Digital Library to provide a companion to the two Western States Digital Standards Group best practices documents and to provide other information for staff involved in digitization activity.

Additional Resources

For information about digitization projects in Minnesota, see:

For general information about resources for digitization, see:

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