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Digitization is a technique for transforming an analogical document (books, journal, photograph…) to digital format. 

In many cases, heritage institutions are digitizing with the aim of making documents available at the Internet, to make them known, and to facilitate the access to information for users; but they are also digitizing to preserve the originals; when digital surrogates are available, the use of originals decreases.

The BC has some guidelines and recommendations that can be useful for other institutions as well.

The unit who takes care of it is the Digitization Unit. Email

Any type of document

Estàndards de digitalització: requeriments mínims. Barcelona : Biblioteca de Catalunya : Consorci de Biblioteques Universitàries de Catalunya (CBUC) : Col·legi Oficial de Bibliotecaris-Documentalistes de Catalunya, 2013.

Sample of requirements to contract a digitization service out

Periodical publications. Technical information

ARCA. Política de col·lecció. Barcelona: Biblioteca de Catalunya, 2019

ARCA. Requeriments tècnics. Barcelona: Biblioteca de Catalunya, 2019

Monographs. Technical information

MDC. Metadades