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
Digitization Standards; Preservation Guidelines; Benchmarks; Textiles; Fabric Swatches
Archival Science | Collection Development and Management | Library and Information Science
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.
Dressler, Virginia (2015). 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 44(4), 171-178. doi: 10.1515/pdtc-2015-0022 Retrieved from https://digitalcommons.kent.edu/libpubs/264