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New Technology of Library and Information Service  2004, Vol. 20 Issue (8): 1-9    DOI: 10.11925/infotech.1003-3513.2004.08.01
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Library Digitization, What Practices, Standards and Techniques do the US Libraries Have in Common
Yan Quan Liu
(School of Communication, Library and Information Science,Southern Connecticut State University501 Crescent St. New Haven, CT 06514, USA)
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While libraries become digital, digitization becomes more and more crucial affecting libraries. This study investigates current practice of digitizing library materials in the US. Building a good digital collection has been a common task pervasive in all types of libraries. With challenges that pose the most significant problems or concerns for libraries in digitization practice, researchers and practitioners would like to know what practices have been developed to deal with them? Through probing some widespread issues on what materials to digitize and associated standards and technologies in digitization in the United States libraries, this survey of current literature reveals a number of prominent library digitization practices, methods and challenges, and highlights the best practices, trends and interests in library digitization pertaining to both policy and technology marketplace issues.

Key wordsUS library      Digitization      Survey      Practices      Standards      Techniques     
Received: 26 April 2004      Published: 25 August 2004


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Yan Quan Liu. Library Digitization, What Practices, Standards and Techniques do the US Libraries Have in Common. New Technology of Library and Information Service, 2004, 20(8): 1-9.

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