Before committing to a digital project, a proposed project should be evaluated.
However, the Ort will first have to establish what it considers the appropriate criteria for evaluating the worthiness and viability of digital projects. Here is where we set policies, procedures, agendas, and short-term & long-term goals.
International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions. (2014, September). Guidelines for planning the digitization of rare book and manuscript collections. Retrieved from http://www.ifla.org/files/assets/rare-books-and-manuscripts/rbms-guidelines/ifla_guidelines_for_planning_the_digitization_of_rare_book_and_manuscripts_collections_september_2014.pdf
Northeast Document Conservation Center. (2007). Planning for digitization: 20 questions for providers of digital storage services. Retrieved from https://www.nedcc.org/assets/media/documents/QuestionstoAskProvidersofDigitalStoragefinal.pdf
Northeast Document Conservation Center. (2007.) Planning for digitization: A self-assessment tool. Retrived from https://www.nedcc.org/assets/media/documents/DigitalPreservationSelfAssessmentfinal.pdf
* United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization. Fundamental principles of digitization of documentary heritage. Retrieved from http://www.unesco.org/new/fileadmin/MULTIMEDIA/HQ/CI/CI/pdf/mow/digitization_guidelines_for_web.pdf
Sitts, M.K. (Ed.). (2000). Handbook for digital projects: A management tool for preservation and access. Andover, MA: Northeast Digital Conservation Center. Retrieved from https://www.nedcc.org/assets/media/documents/dman.pdf
Harvard College Library. HCL Collections Digitization Program. Retrieved from http://hcl.harvard.edu/collections/digital_collections/digitization_program.cfm
Houston Cole Library. (2012.) Houston Cole Library Digitization Plan. Retrieved from http://www.jsu.edu/library/pdfs/policies/DigitizationPlan.pdf
* Institute of Museum and Library Services. (2006, January). Status of technology and digitization in the nation's museums and libraries. Retrieved from http://www.imls.gov/assets/1/AssetManager/Technology_Digitization.pdf
- See document pages 81-82 for IMLS' 2001 and 2004 surveys of academic libraries' digitization policies and goals. Other types of institutions engaged in digitization are discussed in other sections of the document.
Northern New York Library Network. Digitization plan - introduction. Retrieved from http://nnyln.org/digit-introduction/
* Rutgers University Libraries. Propose a digital project. Retrieved from: https://rucore.libraries.rutgers.edu/about/participate.php
Rutgers University Libraries. RUcore policies. Retrieved from https://rucore.libraries.rutgers.edu/policies/index.php
Smithsonian Institution. (2010). Creating a Digital Smithonian: Digitization Strategic Plan, Retrieved from http://www.si.edu/content/pdf/about/2010_si_digitization_plan.pdf
University of Arkansas Libraries. (2001). Digitization plan. Retrieved from http://libinfo.uark.edu/Webdocs/webdev/digitizationplandraft2.pdf
Western Illinois University Libraries. WIU Libraries digitization policy recommendations. Retrieved from http://www.wiu.edu/libraries/administration/policies/DigitizationPolicies_0809.pdf