Managing A Quality Digitization Practice in Cultural Heritage Institutions: Statistical Quality Control Tools and Techniques
Crucial to this adoption effort is understanding the role that similar techniques have long played in those professional-level analog imaging and film processing facilities that were organizationally or physically set apart – “Black Boxed” – from the Cultural Heritage institutions that utilized their services and received their products. In this paper, we propose that Cultural Heritage institutions move to adopt industry standard statistical process control and quality improvement language, tools, and procedures. We propose this with some urgency because less rigorous and less effective quality measurement, monitoring, and process control & improvement procedures are currently being adopted by or developed in Cultural Heritage digital imaging and archiving facilities.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: January 1, 2006
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