• VALA2006 Session 14 McGrath



    Heritage Map Digitisation: An adventure in applying aspects of Digital Preservation Policy

    VALA 2006 CONCURRENT SESSION 14: Digitisation and Managing Digital Objects
    Friday 10 February 2006, 14:00 - 14:30
    Persistent URL: http://www.vala.org.au/vala2006-proceedings/vala2006-session-14-mcgrath

    VALA Peer Reviewed PaperPeter McGrath

    Digital Preservation Specialist, State Library of Victoria

    Shirley Firth

    Image Resources Manager, State Library of Victoria

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    This paper discusses some of the key principles of the State Library of Victoria’s recently released Digital Preservation Policy and how these were applied to a heritage map digitisation project, the Melbourne and Metropolitan Board of Works Maps Digitising Project. Principles discussed include image capture standards, image metadata, storage and media. The project presented many challenges and twists and turns along the way- a surprising adventure for the project team.


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