10 principles for 3D digitisation

The Expert Group on Digital Cultural Heritage and Europeana has developed guidelines on 3D digitisation of cultural heritage assets.

The principles at a glance:

  1. Consider the value of and need for 3D digitisation
  2. Select what to digitize and for what use cases or user groups
  3. Decide whether to digitize in-house or outsource
  4. Clarify copyright aspects and plan for open and broad access
  5. Determine the minimum quality needed, but aim for the highest affordable
  6. Identify the different versions and formats needed for the different use cases targeted
  7. Plan for long term preservation of all data acquired
  8. Use the right equipment, methods and workflows
  9. Protect the assets both during and after digitisation
  10. Invest in knowledge of 3D technologies, processes and content

More details and further information can be found on the website of the European Commission.



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