Purpose – The paper aims to explore some of the hidden costs of these endeavors through an exploration of some the current literature. Despite the perceived ease of creating digital access, the road to digitization is long and fraught with a number of obstacles. Design/methodology/approach – Some of the key ideas researched are the steps to consider when planning a digitization project, the long-term sustainability of such projects and issues of copyright and ownership. This article will benefit any institution planning to embark upon a future digitization project. Findings – More research needs to be conducted as the needs of users change and as the technology shifts and changes. Originality/value – This paper will benefit any institution planning to embark upon a future digitization project.
Collection Building – Emerald Publishing
Published: Jul 6, 2015
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