I’ve never been a project manager before, but I am a regular manager. Looking over the requirements for digital project management as laid out by the NINCH, it seems like there are a lot of things specific to digitization that a project manager must accomplish but there are lots of elements that fall under general management. I would definitely not want to be solely responsible for the intellectual property rights!
For my project, I chose to digitize photographs that I had taken on a trip to Poland. I really didn’t have a plan going into scanning these photographs, and I found out that I scanned at a higher dpi than necessary. Hopefully, having a sensible plan means that you think of things like that ahead of time, but it is important, with any management strategy, to be flexible.
Additionally, I can see how the burden of work is really in the metadata, whether born digital or scanned. In thinking about a digitziation project for work, I’ve been conceiving of the whole thing as a scanning problem, but I can see now that it is much much much more involved than that.