Fünfzehn Jahre Digitalisierung in der Universitäts- und Stadtbibliothek Köln: Bilanz, Wandlung und Ausblick Fifteen years of digitisation at the University and City Library of Cologne: results, changes and perspectives

Hoffrath, Christiane
October 2016
Bibliotheksdienst;Oct2016, Vol. 50 Issue 10/11, p960
Trade Publication
Dieser Beitrag möchte anhand der im Fokus stehenden Altbestandsdigitalisierung nicht nur den Weg von den ersten Schritten bis hin zu den aktuellen Herausforderungen der Sammlungsdigitalisierung und der digital humanities beschreiben, sondern die 'Digitalisierung' an sich in einen größeren Rahmen stellen. Digitalisierung bedeutet im Bibliothekswesen längst nicht mehr nur Scannen anstatt Kopieren, die Einbindung eines Links in eine Titelaufnahme oder die Aggregation freier digitaler Sammlungen für den eigenen Katalog. Digitalisierung umfasst ebenso die Automatisierung im Sinne vernetzter Produktionsprozesse. Ziel ist die Vermeidung redundanter Arbeitsgänge, sei es durch die Nachnutzung bereits vorhandener Daten oder der Infrastruktur im technischen und personellen Bereich für weitere digitale Projekte und Dienstleistungen, ohne dass dies erneut einen nennenswerten (Kosten-) Aufwand implizieren würde. Und schließlich heißt Digitalisierung in Bibliotheken auch das Schritthalten mit technischen Entwicklungen und den Anforderungen unserer Nutzer. Taking the example of digitising historical collections, this article does not only describe the way from the first steps to today's challenges of digitising collections and digital humanities1, it also places digitisation as such into a broader context. In the library system, digitisation does not merely mean any more scanning instead of making photocopies or the integration of links into bibliographic records, or assembling free digital collections for the library's catalogue, it also includes automation in the sense of interlinked production processes. The object is to avoid redundant processes by reusing already existing data or infrastructure in the technical or staff area to conduct further digital projects and offer services without causing once again considerable expenses. Finally, digitisation in libraries also means keeping up with technical developments and with our users' demands.


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