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Florida Statewide Digital Initiative

The Council of State Archivists’ (CoSA) State Electronic Records Initiative published a guide to planning and managing a digitization project. You can find more information at the Council of State Archivists State Electronic Records Initiative website. 

Download the CoSA Digital Best Practices Digitization Projects(PDF).

When you digitize your institution’s library or archival materials, we recommend following the Technical Guidelines for Digitizing Cultural Heritage Materials (PDF) provided by the Federal Agencies Digitization Guidelines Initiative.

Please be aware of copyright law when digitizing collections. For more information on digitization and copyright, see the Council on Library and Information Resources’ Copyright Issues Relevant to the Creation of a Digital Archive.

We also recommend using standardized rights statements as outlined on

To learn more about the Florida Statewide Digital Initiative, please see our Digital Action Plan 2015-2018 (PDF).

Want to know about the development of the Florida Statewide Digital Initiative? You can review the: 

LYRASIS Online Classes

If you are a staff member of a Florida library, archives, museum or cultural heritage organization, you can take online digitization classes from LYRASIS.

Additional Resources

Contact Us

Contact Dorothy Frank at for more information.

imls180.for.panel.jpgMany of these resources and programs are funded under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Florida's LSTA program is administered by the Department of State's Division of Library and Information Services.