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Cataloging Guidelines
Copyright and Fair Use Guidelines
Digitization Guidelines

Please browse the following linked pages for reference in getting started with your Shared Shelf project practices. You may find it beneficial to familiarize yourself with some of these metadata schemes, copyright guidelines, and digitization practices for working with your source materials. If you have a guideline or resource to suggest, feel free to send it to support@sharedshelf.org.

Cataloging Guidelines

American Museum of Natural History: Digital Special Collections Procedures & Style Guide

http://images.library.amnh.org/san/amnhcataloging.pdf

Cataloging Cultural Objects

http://cco.vrafoundation.org/

CCO cataloging examples

http://cco.vrafoundation.org/index.php/toolkit/index_of_examples/

Darwin Core for Biodiversity Information Standards

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Darwin_Core

Dublin Core Metadata Initiative

http://dublincore.org/

Dublin Core to VRA Core Conversion Mapping

http://core.vraweb.org/vracore_conversions.html

Metadata Encoding & Transmission Standard

http://www.loc.gov/standards/mets/

Metadata Object Description Schema

http://www.loc.gov/standards/mods/

Public Broadcasting Metadata Dictionary Project

http://pbcore.org/

Visual Resources Association Core

http://vraweb.org/author/vra-core/

VRA Core cataloging examples

http://core.vraweb.org/vracore_examples.html

Copyright and Fair Use Guidelines

Collage Art Association: Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for the Visual Arts (2014)

http://www.collegeart.org/fair-use/

Visual Resources Association: Statement on the Fair Use of Images for Teaching, Research and Study (2011)

http://online.vraweb.org/vrab/vol38/iss1/5/

Copyright Term and the Public Domain in the United States

https://copyright.cornell.edu/resources/publicdomain.cfm

Digital Image Rights Computator (DIRC)

http://dirc.vraweb.org/

Creative Commons

https://creativecommons.org/

Digitization Guidelines

American Library Association

http://www.ala.org/alcts/resources/preserv/minimum-digitization-capture-recommendations

Federal Agencies Digitization Guidelines

http://www.digitizationguidelines.gov/

JISC Digital Media

http://www.jiscdigitalmedia.ac.uk/guides

National Archives and Records Administration

http://www.archives.gov/digitization/

University of Illinois: Best Practices for Digitization

http://www.library.illinois.edu/dcc/bestpractices/chapter_03_creatingdigitalimages.html

Sustainability Health Check Tool for Digital Content Projects

http://sca.jiscinvolve.org/wp/files/2013/01/sustainability_healthcheck_tool.pdf