Managing Image Collections Book

Managing Image Collections


  • Author : Margot Note
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2011-02-03
  • Genre: Computers
  • Pages : 232
  • ISBN 10 : 9781780630564

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Managing Image Collections Excerpt :

This book explores issues surrounding all aspects of visual collection management, taken from real-world experience in creating management systems and digitizing core content. Readers will gain the knowledge to manage the digitization process from beginning to end, assess and define the needs of their particular project, and evaluate digitization options. Additionally, they will select strategies which best meet current and future needs, acquire the knowledge to select the best images for digitization, and understand the legal issues surrounding digitization of visual collections. Offers practical information for the busy information professional Concentrates solely on image management Focuses on unique needs of born digital and digitized images

Structures of Image Collections Book

Structures of Image Collections


  • Author : Howard F. Greisdorf
  • Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Genre: Computers
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 9780313095818

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Structures of Image Collections Excerpt :

Human beings have always had a penchant for collecting images. The challenge today is that almost anything and everything in the world is available as a viewable image. Consequently, say O'Connor and Greisdorf, image collections can no longer be the result of ad hoc processes rooted in antiquated methodologies. To this end, they present the reader with an interdisciplinary approach to the principles, practices and belief systems underlying categorization and image management. The book is divided into three parts: defining the nature of images; describing how images are used; and explaining how and why images are collected (including the mechanics of storage and accessibility). Individual chapters contain a historical perspective on the subject matter and supporting research. Liberally enhanced with illustrations from the authors' own collections. For anyone who cognitively engages with image collections either vocationally or avocationally.

Collection Management Basics  7th Edition Book
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Collection Management Basics 7th Edition


  • Author : Margaret Zarnosky Saponaro
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release Date : 2019-05-24
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 373
  • ISBN 10 : 9781440859656

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Collection Management Basics 7th Edition Excerpt :

If the heart of the library is its collection, this textbook provides the keys to the heart of your library. Alongside standards of basic principles and processes, you'll find practical guidance on everything from acquisitions to preservation. Managing collections in today's libraries is more complicated and challenging than ever. Electronic formats, new options for collaboration and sharing, and the drive to use data for evaluation purposes are just a few of the changes now driving collection management. This updated edition of a classic text addresses changes in the field and provides a thorough overview of what collection development specialists now need to know to effectively and efficiently manage processes that range from selection and assessment to sharing resources, handling challenges, weeding, and preservation. Readers will find increased coverage of technical services, intellectual freedom and censorship, and collection policy development, as well as budget development and tracking, joint purchasing, and negotiating with vendors. Updates on e-resources, user needs assessment (including data visualization), and disaster management, along with suggestions for further reading, are also included. Engagingly written and easy to understand, this is a valuable text for students preparing for careers in public, academic, school, and special libraries. It will additionally serve as a training resource and professional refresher for practitioners. Provides faculty and students with a thorough, up-to-date overview of all aspects of the collection development process Helps collection development librarians to address new challenges such as online resources, how to use new tools for assessing your library's collection, developing a budget, and negotiating with vendors Engages readers and is easy to read, with real-life examples to clarify principles and concepts May be used as a text for LIS courses on collection development as well as a resource for training and pers

Developing and Managing Electronic Collections Book

Developing and Managing Electronic Collections


  • Author : Peggy Johnson
  • Publisher : American Library Association
  • Release Date : 2013-07-24
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 200
  • ISBN 10 : 9780838996164

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Developing and Managing Electronic Collections Excerpt :

The complex issues associated with developing and managing electronic collections deserve special treatment, and library collection authority Peggy Johnson rises to the challenge with a book sure to become a benchmark for excellence.

Collections Vol 7 N1 Book

Collections Vol 7 N1


  • Author : Collections
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 2011-08-11
  • Genre: Reference
  • Pages : 78
  • ISBN 10 : 9781442267763

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Collections Vol 7 N1 Excerpt :

"Collections: A Journal for Museum and Archives Professionals" is a multi-disciplinary peer-reviewed journal dedicated to the discussion of all aspects of handling, preserving, researching, and organizing collections. Curators, archivists, collections managers, preparators, registrars, educators, students, and others contribute.

Fundamentals of Managing Reference Collections Book
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Fundamentals of Managing Reference Collections


  • Author : Carol A. Singer
  • Publisher : American Library Association
  • Release Date : 2012-06-21
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 184
  • ISBN 10 : 9780838994658

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Fundamentals of Managing Reference Collections Excerpt :

This important new book will help librarians make better reference decisions, aligned to customer needs and expectations, especially significant with today’s limited budgets.

Active Media Technology Book

Active Media Technology


  • Author : Runhe Huang
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2012-11-28
  • Genre: Computers
  • Pages : 671
  • ISBN 10 : 9783642352362

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Active Media Technology Excerpt :

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Active Media Technology, AMT 2012, held in Macau, China, in December 2012. The 65 revised full papers were carefully reviewed and selected from a numerous submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on awareness multi-agent systems, data mining, ontology mining, web reasoning, social applications of active media, human-centered computing, personalization and adaptation, smart digital art and e-learning.

Getting Started with Digital Collections Book

Getting Started with Digital Collections


  • Author : Jane D. Monson
  • Publisher : American Library Association
  • Release Date : 2017-10-04
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 9780838915431

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Getting Started with Digital Collections Excerpt :

Digital collections have already changed the ways users access and interact with an institution’s materials. And small or medium-sized libraries, archives, museums, and historical societies face a unique set of challenges in regards to digital collections. They may have been unable to jump on the digitization bandwagon at its beginning due to competing priorities or lack of resources, and may now be struggling to get a digitization program in place to meet the evolving needs and expectations of their own users. The good news is that digital projects can scale down to fit the size of any organization. Providing an entry point for librarians, archivists, and curators who are new to digitization, Monson’s well-researched guide shows how even smaller institutions can successfully endeavor to make their content digitally accessible. Clearing aside the jargon and acronyms to hone in on the practicals, this book will help readers get a digitization program off the ground, offering guidance on how to efficiently harness existing workflows, especially in departments seeing a decline in workload;the pros and cons of the two common service models for state and regional digital repositories;how to evaluate and choose among the digital asset management systems, comparing four proprietary and six open source systems;hardware options for image capture;choices in metadata models MODS, VRA Core, Dublin Core Element Set, and EAD;understanding the characteristics of various file formats and using them effectively to create master and derivative files;bitstream copying, data redundancy and other strategies to safeguard digital files against media degradation and technological obsolescence; andSection 108 copyright exemptions for cultural heritage institutions.This easy-to-follow guide to digitization fundamentals will ensure that readers gain a solid grasp of the knowledge and resources available for getting started on their own digital collection projects.

Proceedings RMRS  Book

Proceedings RMRS


  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1998
  • Genre: Forests and forestry
  • Pages : 468
  • ISBN 10 : CORNELL:31924086697103

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Computer Recognition Systems 4 Book

Computer Recognition Systems 4


  • Author : Robert Burduk
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2011-04-21
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 782
  • ISBN 10 : 9783642203206

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Computer Recognition Systems 4 Excerpt :

The computer recognition systems are nowadays one of the most promising directions in artificial intelligence. This book is the most comprehensive study of this field. It contains a collection of 78 carefully selected articles contributed by experts of pattern recognition. It reports on current research with respect to both methodology and applications. In particular, it includes the following sections: Biometrics, Features, learning and classifiers, Image processing and computer vision, Knowledge acquisition based on reasoning methods Medical applications, Miscellaneous applications, This book is a great reference tool for scientists who deal with the problems of designing computer pattern recognition systems. Its target readers can be as well researchers as students of computer science, artificial intelligence or robotics.

Preparing Collections for Digitization Book

Preparing Collections for Digitization


  • Author : Anna Bülow
  • Publisher : Facet Publishing
  • Release Date : 2011
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 209
  • ISBN 10 : 9781856047111

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Preparing Collections for Digitization Excerpt :

Most libraries, archives and museums around the globe are now confronting the challenges of providing digital access to their collections. As digitization becomes more widespread, there is huge demand for detailed guidance on best practice. While much has been written on the theory, these practical aspects have often been neglected, but they are significant not only in safeguarding the collection during image capture but also in ensuring that projects run smoothly and the resulting digital collection is of high quality. This practical guide fills that gap, offering guidance covering the end-to-end process of digitizing collections, from selecting records for digitization to choosing suppliers and equipment and dealing with documents that present individual problems. As such, it can be used as a 'how-to' reference manual for collection managers who are embarking on a digitization project or who are managing an existing project. It also covers some of the wider issues such as the use of surrogates for preservation, and the long term sustainability of digital access. Key areas covered are: - digitization in the context of collection management - before you digitize: resources, suppliers and surrogates - the digital image - the process of selection - surveying collections - equipment for image capture - preparation of document formats and fastenings - preparation of damaged documents - setting up the imaging operation. Readership: A clearly-written guide to a complex process, this book is an essential resource for all collection and project managers who have responsibility for the preservation of archival collections, as well as all industry professionals whose role touches on the digitization of collections.

Library Collection Development for Professional Programs  Trends and Best Practices Book

Library Collection Development for Professional Programs Trends and Best Practices


  • Author : Holder, Sara
  • Publisher : IGI Global
  • Release Date : 2012-07-31
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 506
  • ISBN 10 : 9781466618985

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Library Collection Development for Professional Programs Trends and Best Practices Excerpt :

Collection development, the process used by librarians to choose items for a particular library or section of a library, can be time-consuming and difficult due to the many factors that must be taken into consideration. Library Collection Development for Professional Programs: Trends and Best Practices addresses the challenging task of collection development in modern academic libraries, which is largely learned on the job. This publication contains practical advice and innovative strategies essential for current collection development librarians and future librarians seeking guidance in this complex position.

Encyclopedia of Library and Information Sciences Book

Encyclopedia of Library and Information Sciences


  • Author : John D. McDonald
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2017-03-15
  • Genre: Computers
  • Pages : 6106
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000031546

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Encyclopedia of Library and Information Sciences Excerpt :

The Encyclopedia of Library and Information Sciences, comprising of seven volumes, now in its fourth edition, compiles the contributions of major researchers and practitioners and explores the cultural institutions of more than 30 countries. This major reference presents over 550 entries extensively reviewed for accuracy in seven print volumes or online. The new fourth edition, which includes 55 new entires and 60 revised entries, continues to reflect the growing convergence among the disciplines that influence information and the cultural record, with coverage of the latest topics as well as classic articles of historical and theoretical importance.

Collaborative Access to Virtual Museum Collection Information Book

Collaborative Access to Virtual Museum Collection Information


  • Author : John J Riemer
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2013-05-13
  • Genre: Computers
  • Pages : 139
  • ISBN 10 : 9781136797101

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Collaborative Access to Virtual Museum Collection Information Excerpt :

Get practical tools to successfully develop collaborative online learning projects! Virtual museums provide an opportunity to spark learning through online access to multi-sensory information, and collaboration between sources is needed to efficiently and effectively catalog and present material. Collaborative Access to Virtual Museum Collection Information: Seeing Through the Walls presents respected authorities exploring the world of virtual collections, from the identification and selection of objects to be included to providing online access using common terminology. Future possibilities and problems are fully detailed, taking into consideration the need for fixed metadata, descriptive standards, and negotiated compromise. Solutions to difficult issues are provided to allow successful development of collaborative virtual museum projects of all types. A virtual museum can provide users with direct, easy access to information, photographs, drawings, sound files, and video clips. However, discipline-based differences in terminology between collections are as much a challenge as integrating detailed locally-developed vocabularies with more general descriptors. Collaborative Access to Virtual Museum Collection Information: Seeing Through the Walls shows how to best achieve consistent information access by providing studies of successful collaborative museum projects which resulted in the creation of catalogs of material from a number of separate collections. The book helps you to understand the challenges of dealing with an unknown online user community as well as the opportunities for presenting information to the virtual museum visitor that differs from that information available during an on-site visit. Four case studies are presented in depth and highlight practical strategies on the development of collaborative common language for future projects. Extensive references provide opportunity for further research while tables clearly illustrate data. Collaborative Ac