This work provides a complete overview of the digitisation process and how to set up a digitisation centre - from the earliest stages of development to putting collections online. It covers the following issues: essential steps and standards; acquiring the essentials needed for imaging/digitising, including equipment, software, hardware, personnel and housing; finding partners/collaborators (a key issue for smaller institutions); locating training and online resources; obtaining funding; setting up guidelines; formats; websites; and putting collections online.
Cokie Anderson has been an Assistant Professor at Oklahoma State University since 2000, and directs the University Library's Electronic Publishing Center. She is one of the founding members of , a collaborative effort by Oklahoma libraries, archives, and museums to digitise cultural materials. David C. Maxwell is the Coordinator at Oklahoma State University Library Electronic Publishing Center.