Florida Statewide Digital Initiative
Interested in digitizing your cultural heritage institution’s materials?
Here are some resources to guide you.
Plan and manage your project
Download this guide (PDF) from the Council of State Archives to help:
- Create a project plan.
- Prepare records, staff and facilities.
- Document activities, costs and lessons learned.
Check out these Guidelines for Creating Good Digital Content (PDF) for:
- Ideas on collaboration, partnerships and outsourcing.
- Specifications for text, photos, graphics, artwork, maps and more.
Review technical guidelines
These guidelines (PDF) from the Federal Agencies Digitization Guidelines Initiative deal with:
- Digitization parameters
- Book and document imaging
- Microfilm and more
This information on copyright issues can help you find a good balance between your users and the copyright owners of the content in your digital archive.
Provide a rights statement
We recommend you indicate how human users and search engines can use the digital work in your online archive with a standardized rights statement.
Choose a platform
- Choose an existing platform from one of many available commercially.
- Stay tuned for an opportunity to host content on the statewide platform.
Take online classes
- You can find online classes and other training events on the Sunshine State Digital Network’s calendar.
- If you are a staff member of a Florida library, archives, museum or cultural heritage organization, you can take online digitization classes from LYRASIS. LYRASIS classes are paid for by DLIS.
Find inspiration in other projects
The Sunshine State Digital Network aggregates other Florida digitization projects, including:
If you are interested in the history of the Florida Statewide Digital Initiative itself, you can see reports on our progress.
Contact us with questions
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