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Digital Curiosities: Resource Creation Via Amateur Digitisation

Terras, M; (2009) Digital Curiosities: Resource Creation Via Amateur Digitisation. Literary and Linguistic Computing , 25 (4) pp. 425-438. 10.1093/llc/fqq019. Green open access

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Abstract

Most memory institutions are now engaging with digitising holdings to provide online access. Although recent developments in technology have allowed users to create high quality digital resources out with institutional boundaries, little consideration has been given to the potential contribution that the general public can make to digitising our cultural heritage. This paper seeks to scope the growing trend of the creation of amateur online museums, archives, and collections, and demonstrates that the best examples of this endeavour can teach best practice to traditional memory institutions in how to make their collections useful, interesting, and used by online communities.

Type: Article
Title: Digital Curiosities: Resource Creation Via Amateur Digitisation
Location: UK
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1093/llc/fqq019
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/llc/fqq019
Additional information: In Special issue: Papers from Digital Humanities 2009, University of Maryland, USA. This is a pre-copy-editing, author-produced PDF of an article accepted for publication in Literary and Linguistic Computing following peer review. The definitive publisher-authenticated version ' * Melissa Terras Digital curiosities: resource creation via amateur digitization Lit Linguist Computing (2010) 25(4): 425-438 first published online October 14, 2010 doi:10.1093/llc/fqq019' is available online at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/llc/fqq019
UCL classification: UCL > School of Arts and Social Sciences > Faculty of Arts and Humanities
UCL > School of Arts and Social Sciences > Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Information Studies
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/171071
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