The JRA Library - Digitisation

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  • 07 Oct 2013 10:19
    Message # 1406536
    Aim
    To continue the digitisation of the JRA Library

    Skills
    Advice, organisational, proof reading, testing on digital devices, uploading to and listing on the website.

    Background
    Robin Blain is the custodian of our Reference/Lending Library. Many of the books would be difficult to replace. Edward Hooper has already organised the digitisation of some of these, and would like to get some more done, and seeks advice from 'techies' who know the ins and outs of digitisation re quaility and what formats would make sense/be used. Digitisation will mostly be done by professionals.
    Last modified: 03 Feb 2014 15:12 | Anonymous member
  • 24 Oct 2013 00:56
    Reply # 1420067 on 1406536
    This website makes interesting reading on the subject

    My iPad won't let me insert the address as a link so copy and paste into your browser:
     

    Last modified: 25 Oct 2013 12:12 | Anonymous member
  • 29 Nov 2013 13:09
    Reply # 1448306 on 1406536
    Thanks Lesley. But no volunteers to help Edward with this project yet.

    Some of you must have advice you can give? That's all Edward is looking for; I believe he'll be doing the legwork.
    Last modified: 01 Dec 2013 19:18 | Anonymous member
  • 29 Nov 2013 14:57
    Reply # 1448321 on 1406536
    Questions:

    1. How many books do we have where copyright issues permit us to digitise them?

    2. Do they need to be fully digitised? Or just scanned to decent quality pdfs?

  • 30 Nov 2013 15:06
    Reply # 1448758 on 1406536
    1 The answer can be found on our Library page. Count the number of books that can't be downloaded. That's how many are left to do.

    2 Depends on how much effort and dosh the JRA wishes to spend on this. Some would be happy with simple pdfs. Some would want (particular) e-Books. Which? Edward posted a while back to ask people to help with that decision. I can't find his post right now, but I don't recall anyone answering. I'll ask him to say more here.
    Last modified: 30 Nov 2013 21:36 | Anonymous member
  • 30 Nov 2013 15:20
    Reply # 1448761 on 1406536
    Do we not have copyright issues with those books - many are quite recent?
  • 30 Nov 2013 21:35
    Reply # 1448893 on 1406536
    Not my territory, Chris. I've asked Edward to bring you up to speed on this.
  • 01 Dec 2013 00:38
    Reply # 1448980 on 1406536
    I think this is the right thread in which to say a big think you for The work Chris has done in digitising Worcester's little book. Chris it is marvellous, well done!
  • 01 Dec 2013 08:38
    Reply # 1449071 on 1448761
    Chris Gallienne wrote:Do we not have copyright issues with those books - many are quite recent?
    Short answer is Yes.
    Long answer is we have to find out who has the copyright. Author or Publisher?
    Then we have to locate the copyright holder and seek their permission.
    More to follow. (travelling in Spain at the moment).
  • 01 Dec 2013 19:14
    Reply # 1449213 on 1406536
    Edward, always start with the publisher as authors move around. The books should include a Copyright statement and the publisher should be happy to advise and provide details.

    Perhaps we could set this up as another Member Project, i.e. ask someone to take on the job of chasing the copyrights, leaving you or whoever to organise the actual work. You could do that here or set it up as a separate thread in this forum.
    Last modified: 01 Dec 2013 19:15 | Anonymous member
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