This tutorial offers base-level information on the use of digital imaging to convert and make accessible cultural heritage materials. It also introduces some concepts advocated by Cornell University Library, in particular the value of benchmarking requirements before undertaking a digital initiative. You will find here up-to-date technical information, formulas, and reality checks, designed to test your level of understanding.

The tutorial can stand on its own, but it is intended to be used in tandem with another product, Moving Theory into Practice: Digital Imaging for Libraries and Archives, by Anne R. Kenney and Oya Y. Rieger (RLG, 2000). This publication picks up where the tutorial leaves off and advocates an integrated approach to digital imaging programs, from selection to access to preservation and management. Over 50 international experts contributed to the intellectual content of this book.

You will note that at certain points within this National Endowment for the Humanities funded tutorial, we invite reader comments and suggestions. In particular, we are aware that the presentation is US-centric, and with your help we seek to augment that perspective to provide a broader international focus. We look forward to hearing from you!



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© Cornell University Library/Research Department, 2000-2003

Prepared by:
Anne R. Kenney, Assistant University Librarian
Oya Y. Rieger, Coordinator of Distributed Learning
Richard Entlich, Digital Projects Librarian

Technical support by:
Carla DeMello, Design Coordinator, IRIS

Valerie Jacoski, Web Developer, IRIS
Greg McClellan, Digital Projects Librarian
David DeMello, Consultant

Spanish translation prepared by:
Global Listing
Spanish translation consultant:
Amparo R. DeTorres, Editor APOYO Newsletter

Support for this tutorial comes from the National Endowment for the Humanities. The Spanish translation was funded by the Council on Library and Information Resources. Support for the French translation was received from the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations. No part of this tutorial may be reproduced or transcribed in any form excepting for personal research use without prior written permission of Cornell University Library/Research Department. Requests for reproduction should be directed to the Research Department. All URLs and internal links valid as of February 2003. Last revised on February 20, 2003.

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