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Stephanie Becker

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Through lessons learned over the past 20 years of digitizing materials, it is apparent that we need to (re)structure our digitization program specifically around human action for sustainability. New technology leads to improved imaging techniques, which ultimately drives best practices in the cultural heritage field. These changes pose challenges not just to KSL, but to all institutions who invest their resources to meet current standards, only to have those standards change a few years later. Time and experience has helped us understand that sustaining the digitization and stewardship of digital collections require as much, if not more, infrastructure, staffing, and other various resources as our physical collections do. Given this challenge, we will consider what human actions support the long-term efforts of digitization and describe the value and impact those actions will have on our ability to foster partnerships beyond the university.


libraries and colleges, academic libraries, library materials, digitization

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