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Digital Collection Projects

This guide is designed to assist students with completing digital collection class projects.

About Digital Collections

A digital collection is a special collection of digital objects that can include text, visual material, audio material, video material, stored as electronic media formats (as opposed to print, or other media) along with means for organizing, storing, and retrieving the files and media.

Libraries and Cultural Resources supports the creation of unique digital collections through digitization, digital preservation and digital repositories. 

About Digitization Projects

Why do we digitize at the University of Calgary?

To preserve and disseminate materials of unique research value to our community.

What's the process?
  1. Get an idea
  2. Plan the project
  3. Get permissions to digitize the materials
  4. Scan and edit the materials
  5. Create metadata
  6. Build the collection
  7. Publish and share

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