Digitising preserves materials, provides access to remote users, can reduce the demand for storage and adds value to web resources.
Victoria University (VU) does not provide any local digitisation services. There are, however, a range of external services you can use, some of which offer a discount due to VU membership (i.e. CAVAL).
CAVAL was established by university libraries (primarily in Victoria) to provide services to member libraries.
CAVAL Digitising Service specialises in digitising bound volumes of books and journals, including rare and fragile items, and larger format documents such as maps. This results in improved access to the material while providing a digital image ideal for archival storage.
For more information contact CAVAL Digitising Service by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or phone +61 3 9459 2722.
Digitising 3D objects
Through our partnership with the V3 Alliance, we have connections with researchers who specialise in 3D imaging of cultural objects.
For more information contact the eResearch team.
Whilst you may choose the "do-it-yourself" option, be aware of the time, expense and knowledge required to do it properly.
Refer to these guidelines on tackling some of the issues you may encounter:
- PROV Digitisation Requirements (contains hints on quality standards)
- National Archives: Digital Record Keeping, Guidelines for Creating, Managing and Preserving Digital Records (insights if you encounter larger issues)
Contact us if you are seeking to retain digital records or collections.
Contact the eResearch team for more information about digitisation.