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Thursday, 30th July 2009

If You Build It, They Will Scan: Oxford University’s Exploration of Community Collections

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Key Takeaways from the Article:

+ Traditional large digitization projects demand massive resources from the central unit (library, museum, or university) that has acquired funding for them.

+ Another model, enabled by easy access to cameras, scanners, and web tools, calls for public contributions to community collections of artifacts.

+ Community collections involving the public benefit from reduced costs and access to an astounding wealth of hitherto undiscovered material and knowledge.

Source: EDUCAUSE Quarterly


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