The NINCH Guide is a practical online guide for those in all sectors of the community who are digitizing and networking cultural resources. A NINCH Working Group representing all sectors of the community created a set of six core principles defining good practice. The group then outlined the scope of a Guide that would be based on a survey of current practice and organized as a decision tree for the user.
A team led by Seamus Ross from the Humanities Advanced Technology and Information Institute of The University of Glasgow was hired to conduct interviews with a wide range of digitization sites and to write the Guide.
Thirteen sections follow the broad life-cycle of digital projects: from Resource Assessment, Selection of Materials and Digital Rights Management, through the technical questions of digitizing all formats, to the issues of Sustainability, User Assessment, Digital Asset Management and Preservation. In addition to the guide itself, a bibliography, an edited set of interview reports and the interview instrument will be available.
This project has been made possible through a grant from the Getty Grant Program.
- Meeting Report (PDF)
- 2002 MCN Keynote Address by Stanley Katz “What Do We Want from the Cybermuseum?” (PDF)
- Principles and Evaluation Criteria (PDF)
- “Why Does the Cultural Community Need Best Practices?” SPECTRA, Museum Computer Network, 26,2. Winter 1998/99. (PDF)
- Request for Proposals (PDF)
- Press Release (PDF)
- Charge (PDF)