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Issues, principles and policies for creating high-quality digital resources with low-cost methods

Dawson, A. (2005) Issues, principles and policies for creating high-quality digital resources with low-cost methods. In: Digital Resources for the Humanities 2005, 2005-09-04 - 2005-09-07.

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Abstract

This presentation aims to demonstrate some low-cost methods for creating high-quality digital resources and maintaining them with non-specialist staff, while ensuring that they can support the widest possible range of uses beyond the immediate context of their creation. In this context, 'high-quality' refers to the characteristics of the digital resources, not the content itself. Five particularly desirable characteristics of digital collections are considered: sustainability, longevity, accessibility, interoperability and reusability.