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Digitising History

A Guide to Creating Digital Resources from Historical Documents

SEAN TOWNSEND, CRESSIDA CHAPPELL AND OSCAR STRUIJVÉ

 

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Executive Summary

Acknowledgements

Chapter 1: Introduction

1.1  Background
1.2  Aims and objectives
1.3  Outline

Chapter 2: Managing Digital Resource Creation Projects

2.1  Introduction
2.2  The context of digital resource creation
2.3  Planning digital resource creation
2.4  Creating breathing space: specifications and priorities
2.5  The link between resource creation and research
2.6  Documenting the project
2.7  Managing real world projects: tough decisions
2.8  Summary

Chapter 3: From Source to Database

3.1  Introduction
3.2  Defining aims and objectives of the project
3.3  Links between source and database
3.4  Sketching the database structure
3.5  Transcription and data entry

Chapter 4: Further Data and Preservation Issues

4.1  Introduction
4.2  Database integrity and practice
4.3  Software, formats and preservation standards

Chapter 5: Documenting a Data Creation Project

5.1  Why is good documentation important?
5.2  Guidelines for documenting a data creation project

Chapter 6: Archiving and Preserving Data

6.1  What is the History Data Service?
6.2  What are the benefits of depositing data with the HDS?
6.3  Step-by-step guide to depositing data with the HDS
6.4  Further information

Chapter 7: Glossary and Bibliography

7.1  Glossary
7.2  Bibliography

 

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