The demand from library users for audiovisual materials and remote access combined with the unceasing deterioration and inaccessibility of many audiovisual formats requires libraries to adapt their collections to meet current and future demands. While this changing landscape of digitization and resource management may seem daunting, it represents an opportunity to bolster a library's relevancy and competitiveness. Managing Digital Audiovisual Resources fills a gap as a single concise guide for real world basics, broad concepts, and practical needs from technologies to collections to promotion. The easy-to-read book is geared towards the ongoing management of digital audiovisual resources, presenting real world scenarios and ways to think through balancing all of the many factors and needs for these collections, dealing with limited resources, materials with different levels of significance, materials facing different levels of preservation risk, factors for decision making, and resources for other options.
Matthew C. Mariner is an assistant professor and Head of Special Collections and Digital Initiatives at Auraria Library, a downtown Denver-based tri-institutional library serving The University of Colorado Denver, Metropolitan State University, and The Community College of Denver.
Preface Acknowledgments Chapter 1. The Basics of Managing Digital Audiovisual Resources Chapter 2. What Do You Have? Evaluating Collections Chapter 3. Evaluating Collections: Picking a Direction and Developing Collections Chapter 4. Planning for Digitization Chapter 5. Digitization: Managing Digitization, Selecting Equipment, and Applying Standards Chapter 6. Presentation and Access Chapter 7. Enhancement and Promotion Chapter 8. Essential Takeaways About the Author Index