Digital Collections

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This is the page where you can find introductory information about how to care and develop your digital collection in your museum.


Best Practices

The National Information Standards Organization has published “A Framework of Guidance for Building Good Digital Collections” (2007) which walks you through creating collection, objects, and metadata principles.

Here is a webinar led by Amanda Shepp of the Skeptiseum on “Digital Collections: A Future for Small Museums.”

Want to learn the basics of imaging technology? Check out this guide, “Introduction to Imaging,” from the Getty.

Object photography often isn’t as easy as it might seem. This video will give you some tips.

eHive was created to give small museums an easy, low-cost way to share collections over the web using images and texts.

LibraryThing is a web site that allows users to share their book collections and can be used for small libraries, research collections, or museums (check out this list of museum members to view their collections).

HistoryPin goes beyond your small museum and allows the community to pin their local and family history to your collection. Hagley Museum and Library has an excellent HistoryPin channel to view as you create one for your museum.