The fantastic video below produced by the University of Oxford, featuring digitisation staff from the Bodleian Libraries, offers a fascinating insight into the deeper purpose of heritage digitisation and it's wider context within history as a digital legacy for future generations.
Saving the Past: Digitisation at the Bodleian Libraries
In the video, James Allan, Head of Digital Imaging Services; Christine Madsen, Head of Digital Programmes; and Nicole Gidroy, Head of Book Conservation, at the Bodleian Libraries discuss the incredible diversity of materials they digitise, the different motivations for digitisation, the preparation involved and the challenges they face when digitising fragile collections...
Video source: University of Oxford, UK
More advice on Digitisation
If you are interested in finding out more about digitisation, you may find our Top Ten Tips for Digitisation useful, or if you are considering a digitisation project take a look at this case study which shows how we helped East Dunbartonshire Leisure & Culture Trust digitise its photographic library and publish it online.