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The hidden cost of digitization – things to consider

Trevar D. Riley-Reid (Morris Raphael Cohen Library, The City College of New York, New York, New York, USA)

Collection Building

ISSN: 0160-4953

Article publication date: 6 July 2015

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Citation

Riley-Reid, T.D. (2015), "The hidden cost of digitization – things to consider", Collection Building, Vol. 34 No. 3, pp. 89-93. https://doi.org/10.1108/CB-01-2015-0001

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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