Digital Revolution: Navigating the Process of Collection Digitization
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This navigation guide is intended for the museum practitioner who is about to embark on a collection digitization project, but has not yet established a protocol for performing the work required by such a project. After reading this paper, the project manager will have an understanding of the fundamental elements required by a digital conversion project. Areas addressed here are: benefits, the digitization chain, planning strategies, selecting material, content management issues, and the ethical concerns of a virtual museum. This guide assumes that the reader will have a basic level of technological proficiency.