Creating digital content

Some things to bear in mind

If your business or project depends on having content that can be used over a reasonable period of time, you need to anticipate that some technologies and standards will become obsolete. When looking for good or best practice, refer to guidance that is current and addresses recent developments. To achieve this, look for technology hardware and software that uses open standards and for guidance that is being maintained and has been updated within the last three years.

Because of the different media and content types involved, we have split this guide into seven main sections:

  1. Digitising Family History and Whakapapa

  2. Photography and Imaging

  3. Creating Digital Text

  4. Creating Digital Audio

  5. Creating Digital Video

  6. Digitisation Resources

  7. Open Standards

Each section provides an overview of the kind of technology involved and the approach to practice and minimum standards we recommend.