Initiating a Collection Digitisation Project


Document describing the process of initiating the digitisation of a natural history collection.


This document is designed to give the reader the confidence to get started and to make the right decisions when planning a natural history collection digitisation project.
The authors have years of experience working with collections and they have instilled this expertise into this paper so one can more efficiently ask the right questions and make the appropriate plans prior to committing any resources to the task.


Cristopher K. Frazier, John Wall and Sharon Grant


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Frazier, C.K., Wall, J., and S. Grant. 2008. Initiating a Natural History Collection Digitisation Project, version 1.0. Copenhagen: Global Biodiversity Information Facility. 75 pp.