Passport to Paradise gallery highlights the bold, visual images found
all over Dakar by focusing upon the urban visual culture of the Mourides,
a Senegalese Sufi movement centered upon the life and teachings of
a local saint named Sheikh Amadou Bamba.
Read our recently published guides to best practices in digitizing text and multimedia resources. Download them today from our "Best Practices" site.
What is your purpose for digitizing the object, and how will you assess the potential of the materials?
about goals of a digitization projects, the central questions and issues will
CULTURAL INTEREST OF THE SOURCE MATERIALS
CURRENT AND POTENTIAL USERS
These issues will directly affect decisions over file formatting. Doing a virtual exhibit and creating an digital preservation database can be two very different ventures, with the latter being by far the most complex of the two. If you are scanning only for an online exhibit then the process can go quite quickly, with images such as photographs scanned at around 100dpi as a JPEG or GIF, and shorter length audio recordings streamed in a format such as Real Audio. These formats are best for online presentation, but are not recommended if the purpose for digitization is preservation. In this case, images should be formatted as TIFFs and audio as WAV. Our section on Best Practices provides more detailed information on these processes of digitization.
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