Providing Digitization Services to External Cultural Heritage Collections

Ulla Bøgvad Kejser, Peter Thiesen

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The Royal Danish Library has programs in place to digitize books, journals, newspapers, archival materials, maps, graphic art, photographs, audio-visual recordings, and other cultural heritage objects. As a national institution, the Library finances its core digitization activities out of public funds (the state’s finance act) and grant-financed projects. To augment this, the Library has developed a business model that takes in digitization projects from external institutions on marked terms. This commercial service allows the Library to exploit the capacity of our workflows and enhances our overall efficiency, thereby benefiting our internal digitization projects. The digitization quality standards and guidelines we've put in place help us market this service to outside entities.


  • Cultural heritage

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