Digitization and Cataloging: Building Digital Representations of Antiquarian Texts

By Kristen Schuster.

Published by The International Journal of the Book

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Published online: October 12, 2015 $US5.00

This paper will describe and evaluate the technical and scholarly practices that have supported the creation of the digital edition of Vetusta Monumenta, a plate book published by the Society of Antiquaries of London between 1718 and 1906. A description of cataloging and preservation practices will contextualize an assessment the project’s content management system, which has supported the creation of linked associations between digitized plates and scholarly commentary about them. Specifically, a discussion of how cataloging and preservation standards support scholarly interests in antiquarian research and publishing will frame an assessment of workflows that promote scholarly collaboration.

Keywords: Digitization, Linked Data, Knowledge Organization

The International Journal of the Book, Volume 13, Issue 4, December 2015, pp.23-30. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Published online: October 12, 2015 (Article: Electronic (PDF File; 482.143KB)).

Kristen Schuster

Doctoral Student, School of Information Science and Learning Technologies, University of Missouri Columbia, Columbia, Missouri, USA


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