Eric and I will be the discussion leaders of this week.
Here are our thoughts of this week’s discussion:
(1)The file types of digital images in the libraries (Lossy&lossless)
After understanding all kinds of the digital images, how do you think that librarians could benefit from them?
I am asked to use the Tiff type of images in the document delivery in Mills Music library. Obviously, librarians want to provide the best digital copies in the document delivery service.
Can you think about the other services in the libraries that could use other types of images with smaller size? How do librarians choose between lossy and lossless types?
The DIY scanner is very interesting. It let me think about the scanning experience I have had in WTS(Wisconsin TechSearch). Sometimes the binding of a book is tight, so it will damage the print book a little when users try to scan the words clearly. So what do you think about the CDP’s scanning standard?
I like and agree with the CDP that the purpose of digitization should beyond access. Is there any other purpose that you think is important to the libraries and users?
(3)Challenges for librarians
Librarians usually work on the standard of metadata and searching services in the digital projects. In Liu’s article, it says that the standard differs from project to project. What do you think is the most important thing when the librarians are digitizing their collections? For small libraries, since they always have local collections, they may have different concerns on the standards.
Looking forward to the discussions!