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The Digital Publishing Group is here to help you plan and realize your digital projects.

What do you want to do?

Text documents (including oral histories, etc)
Finding aids
Databases
Imaging
Websites
Additional things to think of once the project begins

Text documents:
Identify materials
Determine legal restrictions (copyright, privacy rights, donor rights, etc)
Record the physical condition of the documents (photocopies will need to be made)
Repair of any pages needed?
What metadata is available for the resource (MARC records, etc)
Determine level of TEI encoding (Standard? Special extensions?)
How many pages are double-spaced?
How many pages are single-spaced?
Who will make the two photocopies? And how will it be paid for?
Are there images in the text documents that you want scanned?
If so, who do you plan to do the scanning?

Finding aids:
Condition of current finding aid (electronic, print, etc)
If electronic, what software and what version of that software (e.g., Word Perfect 5.2)
If an older version of the software do you still have the software and can you save it to a more recent version?
Do you have an original print copy (sometimes printing an older version file from a newer version of the software will cause problems)
How many pages in finding aid?
If in print, who is going to pay for the Apex work to create the electronic version?

Databases:
What format is the data currently in (e.g., Excel, FileMakerPro, etc)
What fields do you want searchable?
What fields do you want displayed?
Where do you want the search form to live? (e.g., your library's web pages)
How often do you plan to update the database?
Who will be responsible for updating the database?

Imaging:
Identify materials
Determine legal restrictions (copyright, privacy rights, donor rights, etc)
Record the physical condition of the items
Repair of any items needed?
Can bound items be unbound?
What metadata is available for the resource (MARC records, etc)
How many items by size and binding? (see DIL price list for determining sizes)
How long can items be out of circulation? (that is, at DIL?)

Websites:
Who is the target audience for the website? (researchers, K-12, etc)
What is the purpose of the website?
Identify websites you really like and/or dislike
Identify any content that is already available
Who will be reviewing existing content?
What content needs to be written?
Who will be writing that content?
Who is going to select the design from the mock-ups?
Who will be maintaining the website after it is completed?

Additional things to think of once the project begins:
What is the timeframe for the project?
What is the billing account for the project? (especially for Apex and DIL work)
How are work orders going to be generated?

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