About Digital Toolbox

Digitization is a complex and time-consuming process. The tasks involved include initial planning, selection of items to be digitized, the digitization and establishment of meta-data, the creation of computer programs needed for digital collections, the long-term preservation of the digital product, and the protection of intellectual property rights. All of these form the steps in the chain of the digitization process. Yet for beginners who have just started to learn about the digitization process, the work-flow and key terms might be difficult to master. We have thus created the “digital toolbox” to assist you in learning about the digitization process. In order to familiarize you with key terms, we provide easy-to understand illustrations and descriptions of the key terminology used in digitization. The “digital toolbox” allows beginners to acquire the most basic knowledge about digitization and thus serves as a foundation for more complex digital work.

“Managing digital projects” provides important points to be followed when planning digitization projects. Those who wish to plan digitization projects can read this information on managing projects first. In addition, the “digital transformation guidelines” also delineate important steps and concepts used in digital transformation, and introduce techniques such as digital scanning, digital photography, quality management and digital image processing. Using both illustrations and easy-to-follow instructions, we assist you step by step in completing your first digital transforming work. Besides completing the digitization of archives, we also need to save and search for digital materials, and provide users with better internet service. The section called “meta-information” and “achievements display” provides an initial guide to assist you in establishing meta-information and a system for the exhibition of digital contents. Welcome to our digital world.


Six steps of digital process