University Libraries Publications

Title

Building Institutional Digitization Guidelines and Benchmarks for Nontraditional Materials and Collections: A Case Study of a Curious Collection of Fabric Swatches

Publication Title

Preservation, Digital Technology & Culture

Publication Date

11-2015

Document Type

Article

DOI

10.1515/pdtc-2015-0022

Keywords

Digitization Standards; Preservation Guidelines; Benchmarks; Textiles; Fabric Swatches

Disciplines

Archival Science | Collection Development and Management | Library and Information Science

Abstract

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.


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