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Title:Digitization as Information Practics
Author(s):Lischer-Katz, Zack
Subject(s):digitization
academic libraries
standards
practice theory
Abstract:This exploratory study sets out to better understand the information practices of academic library staff members engaged in digitization projects. Using semi-structured interviews and workplace observation, the research considers digitization within the framework of practice theory. Analysis of the data suggests that the use of information sources and the role of embodied knowledge in digitization work depends on the relationship between the media formats being digitized and the level of development of standards and policies for digitizing those formats. The research also suggests a variety of new avenues of inquiry for further conceptualizing digitization as information practice in archives and libraries, including the relationship between aesthetics and situated judgment in the creation of digitized library materials, and in the interplay between standards-following and improvisation supported by self-documentation.
Issue Date:2014-03-01
Publisher:iSchools
Citation Info:Lischer-Katz, Z. (2014). Digitization as Information Practics. In iConference 2014 Proceedings (p. 1101 - 1107). doi:10.9776/14391
Series/Report:iConference 2014 Proceedings
Genre:Conference Poster
Type:Text
Language:english
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/47326
DOI:10.9776/14391
Other Identifier(s):391
Publication Status:published
Peer Reviewed:yes
Rights Information:Copyright 2014 is held by the authors of individual items in the proceedings. Copyright permissions, when appropriate, must be obtained directly from the authors.
Date Available in IDEALS:2014-02-28


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