Wellcome Trust Digitisation Guidelines, following on from the MLAG Digitisation conference 2015 by Deborah Leem
MLAG conference The D-Word: tips and tricks for digitising library and archive collections held in April this year was a huge success. It was a great opportunity for those who have been running projects for a while to share their challenges and successes with the organisations that are just beginning to start similar projects of their own.
There were very useful poster sessions at the conference and one of which was held by the Wellcome Trust Conservation Team who have been an important part of the Digitisation Programme. During the poster session we shared our guidelines and digitisation survey template which has been developed in-house. We promised to send copies of the guidelines when we finish reviewing them and they are now available. There are many variables affecting our decisions and workflows with each project and we regularly review and edit them.
The nature of every collection and the context in which each organisation runs their digitisation programme are also different and it is necessary to create a new set of guidelines that suits their needs. We hope that other institutions will find our guidelines useful and tailor these to meet their own criteria. If you are interested in our survey template and want to learn more about it, please get in touch with me at firstname.lastname@example.org