All possible projects, whether one volume or many, need to be approved by the head of DLPS, John Weise.
The process begins with an initial consultation, usually via email or telephone. Through the consultation, we can determine what your general conversion needs are and whether or not we can meet them. The primary determinants are:
1. The nature and condition of the original materials. For instance-
-Are they fragile?
2. Scope of the project. For instance-
-How many volumes/items & approximate pages?
-What is the project for? Exhibit? Donor request? Grant? Classroom use?
-What sort of extra will be included beyond scanning the image? OCR? Text encoding?
3. Scheduling and other time constraints
-Deadlines and milestones you have to meet
-DCU's current workload and availability
Scheduling should be done at least 1 ½ -2 months in advance. Completion time is dependent upon several factors, including the number of images involved, capture methods, complexity of capture, and deadlines involved with other jobs previously scheduled. Please contact us to discuss.
We may request that you provide us with a spreadsheet with unique identifiers to be associated with each item in the project.