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Multi-Page Documents, Notecards, etc.

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Multi-Page Documents, Notecards, etc.

Posted: 13 Feb 2012 10:46AM GMT
Classification: Query
I'm looking for some "standards" or "best practices" when it comes to scanning and digitally archiving certain kids of artifacts. Here are some examples:

1. A folded notecard with writing on more than one page/panel (e.g. writing on the outside and inside).

2. A letter in which a photograph has been included, and the photo is referenced in the letter with important identifying or contextual information.

3. A photograph with important information written on the back side.

4. A multi-Page document.

When scanning these items for digital archiving as well as use in Family Tree Maker, how should multiple pages or related pages be "joined" or "connected"? Can or should they be digitally joined into a single digital file? How would that be done? Should the file names indicate their relationship, but keep the scanned pages as separate files? Should an entire notecard be scanned, or just the panels with writing on them?

There are many other examples and questions I could pose, but I am hoping someone can direct me to some "best practices" or standards for these kids of document and photograph digitization and archiving projects.

Thanks for your help!

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docjavadude 13 Feb 2012 5:46PM GMT 
RichardPeters... 14 Feb 2012 5:18AM GMT 
Jeremy Abbott 15 Feb 2012 12:54PM GMT 
docjavadude 15 Feb 2012 2:45PM GMT 
Jeremy Abbott 15 Feb 2012 2:55PM GMT 
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