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Digitisation Toolkit

State Library of Queensland captures and preserves evidence of Queensland’s documentary heritage and culture, ensuring diverse stories relating to Queensland are accessible now and for the future

About digitisation

Once the collections of the John Oxley Library are digitised, they are discoverable on the library’s catalogue One Search and displayed on State Library’s web pages linking to Queensland, and across various sharing platforms such as Flickr Commons.

Through ongoing technological change State Library is committed to increasing online access to our collections. We invite you to learn more about State Library’s Digital Strategy and focus for the future.

State Library encourages small to medium collecting organisations to share their local content and stories. The following Toolkit guides describe the considerations for planning a successful digitisation program.  We ask they be used as a guide only.

Digitising published book using a Kirtas scanner

The Kirtas automated scanning machine is suited to published works that are not considered fragile or rare. The system applied to hand written letters and documents and photographs is a very different process.  

What is digitisation?

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Digitisation - "in house"

PDF · 244 KB

File naming - a guide

PDF · 215 KB

Scanning and capturing image-based material

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State Library's Digital Preservation Information Guides


This guide aims to provide general information and advice for digitising your collections, family treasures and precious memories.

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Digital content 

Find out how to preserve your digital photographs, emails, recordings and documents.

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More information

Digital Access to Collections - a GLAM Peak initiative for the galleries, libraries, archives and museums sectors in Australia.