Digitization is a technique for transforming an analogical document (books, journal, photograph…) to digital format.
In many cases, heritage institutions are digitizing with the aim of making documents available at the Internet, to make them known, and to facilitate the access to information for users; but they are also digitizing to preserve the originals; when digital surrogates are available, the use of originals decreases.
The BC has some guidelines and recommendations that can be useful for other institutions as well.
Any type of document
Periodical publications. Technical information
ARCA. Metadades. Barcelona: Biblioteca de Catalunya, 2007
ARCA. Requeriments tècnics. Barcelona: Biblioteca de Catalunya, 2007
ARCA. Estructura i indexació dels fitxers. Barcelona: Biblioteca de Catalunya, 2007