Recommendations for digitisation projects

succeed_black_greenThis recommendations have been produced by Succeed (a project funded by European Union under FP7-ICT).


Succeed project provides a set of recommendations on formats, standards and licensing related to digitisation activities, especially in the context of text/printed materials. The recommendations were identified based on existing recommendations, ongoing/emerging activities as well as an analysis of dedicated surveys conducted among digitisation practitioners from various institutions across the world, including museums, libraries and archives.

Recommendations on formats and standards useful in digitisation include three main parts: a summary of existing recommendations, a summary of related ongoing and emerging activities and analysis of the survey conducted among digitisation practitioners. Altogether analysis covered 17 existing recommendations or practices, over a dozen of ongoing and emerging activities and 86 responses to the survey. The recommendations are summarized here and the more extensive description/rationale for is available here. Details can be found in the full report prepared by Succeed consortium.

Recommendations on licensing include: basic information on the aspects of the intellectual property legislation, investigation of the most important issues related to commercial and non-commercial data licensing as well as discussion on the most applicable and interoperable approaches for tools licensing. The recommendations document provides also analysis of the survey conducted among several dozens of digitisation practitioners. Summary of recommendations is available here, more extensive description can be found here. Full details can be found in the final report prepared by Succeed consortium.