Monday, January 21, 2008

Blog post: My Digitization Tips

In December, Nature Woman posted a comment on this blog. After seeing what work she had been involved in, I asked her about the advice she would give others. Thankfully, she complied! Some of the advice may take people by surprise, especially if they have not worked with old books. For example:
  • Page numbers are really messy in old books. If you think there are missing pages in a book, read from before where you think pages are missing to after where you think pages are missing to make sure the text flows to see if pages are really missing or not.
  • On the same note, some page numbers are duplicated. This does *not* always mean text is duplicated in the book. You have to read the pages to make sure the text is not duplicated.
Nature Woman, thanks! Since we're in the same region, I hope we get to meet face-to-face some day.

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1 comment:

NatureWoman said...

You're welcome Jill. You're one of the people that got me more excited about digitization at a seminar at RRLC. I volunteer for OHA along with working fulltime. Hopefully we'll meet again someday. I'm heading over to your post on digitizing 3-D items. Thank you.