An ever-growing Internet places an increasing demand on cultural institutions ability to deliver digital material. Not too long ago internal production lines managed the demand, but today the demand of making digitised material available is so large, that many institutions no longer cope with digitising within their own ranks. In recent years, many institutions got into so-called mass digitising projects to be able to live up to the high demands from the public, but also in the hope that in such a production environment finds cost-effective methods that enable the digitising of the wealth of material that they have to administer.These large development projects are often financially driven by different funds and contributions in order to build a production line. But what happens when these projects are subjected to reality, that is, moving from a development environment to a production environment where a lot of money can be involved? What's the expectation of the end product; will it differ from the expectations and requirements one has on products from internal production lines?
Heidi Rosen, Torsten Johansson, "To Harmonize Quality and Quantity" in Proc. IS&T Archiving 2013, 2013, pp 80 - 83, https://doi.org/10.2352/issn.2168-3204.2013.10.1.art00018