I ran across a marvelous blog on digitization projects called No More Outsourcing by Misty De Meo, a digitization archivist from Ontario. This blog is chock full of useful information and I applaud Misty’s philosophy about archives embracing digitization projects and the technical responsibilities that go along with these projects, retaining control of the projects and thinking creatively about accomplishing digital projects with limited resources.
Anyway, the reason for this post is to highlight the simple and elegant guidelines presented for figuring out DPI (dots per inch) when using a camera to capture art and objects versus a flatbed scanner. I have never read such an easy to understand explanation. Check it out!