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Digitial Initiatives: Project Management

Planning Techniques

Gantt charts ( are one, popular way to track a project in stages.

Wikipedia. Gantt chart. Retrieved from

We might even be able to use existing software, Microsoft Excel (, to make simple Gantt charts.


  • What do we need to do and at which step?
  • Who does what and when?
  • How do we communicate during the project?
  • What is our projected timeline?


Alexander, W. & Holt, D.B.  So you want to digitize?: Creating a digitization workflow and maximizing resources [PDF document]. Retreived from

* Federal Agencies Digitization Guidelines Initiative. (2009, November 4). Digitization activities: Project planning and management outline. Retrieved from

Gertz, J. Reformatting: 6.6 preservation and selection for digitization. Retrieved from

JISC. Project Management for a Digitisation Project. Retrieved from

Revels, I. (2010, April 1).  Managing digital projects.  American Libraries, 41(4), 48-50.  Retrieved from

* University of Michigan Library.  (2014, June 30). Starting a digitization project. Retrieved from

Examples & Case Studies

Lampert, C.K. (2007, March). Managing your first digital project: Lessons learned [PDF document]. Retrieved from

* Nemmers, J., & Sullivan, M. (2012, May). Planning and managing digitization projects [PDF document]. Retrieved from