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Subject: Scanning policy

Scanning policy

From: Chesley Engram <cengram>
Date: Tuesday, December 15, 1998
The National Library of Australia (NLA) is currently developing a
scanning policy both for in-house scanning of collection material by
library staff and for scanning of Library materials by users in the
reading rooms.  The NLA is a deposit library with material available
for onsite use and through interlibrary loan via a document supply
system.  Special collections include pictorial, manuscript, map,
rare book and asian collections.

Has any other major Library or Archive developed a scanning policy?

We are particularly interested in the preservation issues of
scanning for access including:

    *   procedures for scanning material by users and /or for users

    *   what material is allowed to be scanned

    *   different procedures for  special collection materials

    *   use of standardised in-house equipment versus users being
        allowed to bring in their own scanners

    *   Types of scanners - overhead, flat bed, hand-held

    *   Light sources, intensity, heat, duration of exposure during
        scanning. What is the difference to conventional
        photocopying?

The Library would appreciate any information, advice, experience and
policy/procedure documentation that you can provide, to the List or
directly to

    Lydia Preiss
    Manager Collection Preservation
    National Library of Australia
    +61 2 6262 1627
    Fax: +61 2 6257 1703
    lpreiss [at] nla__gov__au

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