Monday, August 02, 2010

Book: Digitization in the Real World

The Metropolitan New York Library Council (METRO) has published the book Digitization in the Real World. The 592-pages book includes "more than 30 examples of successful efforts to digitize historically significant materials at leading libraries in North America." Edited by Kwong Bor Ng, Jason Kucsma, the book includes examples from Columbia, Yale, and the American Museum of Natural History. According to METRO:
The new book is the first to present case study examples of small and medium-sized digitization projects, with information developed by practitioners for practitioners.
METRO notes that the book is available at online vendors including (now) and (beginning in September).  The print version is $60. The full text book is also available for electronic download for $10.  Bulk orders are available by contacting METRO (jkucsma at

METRO is a multi-type library consortium that serves New York City and Westchester County.  METRO has been working with its members on a variety of digitization programs for about 10 years.

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