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Digital imaging tutorial. Cornell University

Digital Imaging Tutorial is a resource developed by the Cornell University Library. It offers basic information on the digital process from basic terminology, Metadata, technical infrastructure, quality control and many more. This tutorial enables you to understand the digital process and the use of digital imaging to convert and make accessible cultural heritage materials.  


The highlights:

  • It is very useful in the sense that it starts by explaining basic concepts which we assume everyone knows and understands in this digital era. It explains key concepts such as digital images, resolution, pixel dimensions, bit depth, dynamic range, file range, compression and file formats.
  • It is very user friendly and understandable for someone who is coming in contact with the digital process for the first time. It offers uncomplicated explanations and advice without being too academic, making it more logical for users.
  • Although the tutorial can stand on its own, it is however intended to be used in collaboration with another product, the Moving Theory into Practice: Digital Imaging for Libraries and Archives by Anne R. Kenney and Oya Y. Rieger (RLG, 2000).
  • It also introduces some concepts that were strongly recommended by the Cornell University Library, in particular the value of benchmarking requirements before starting a digital project (digitization).
  • It also has current technical information, formulas and reality checks, designed to check your level of understanding.
  • The Tutorial can also be viewed in Spanish and French.

It is aimed at those who are embarking on the digitisation process.

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