B6. Checklist of criteria

Checklist of criteria [1]

A detailed description (inventory) of the material to be digitized
Condition assessment of materials to be digitized
Copyright clearance: Identify all rights concerns and plan for access protocols and restrictions that may be necessary
A detailed project schedule and work plan
Definition of the roles and responsibility of new and existing staff
Identification of public/community/researchers access goals
Identification of professional standards and best practices (technical/metadata)
Creation of policies for access/digitization/standards/preservation
Identification of technology requirements
A detailed budget itemizing income and expenses
Digitization and description of materials
Outline how the community will be informed of the project
A description of the plans for digital preservation of the digital files


  1. Adapted from a checklist from IKBLC’s BC History Digitization Program application