Digitization Basics: Plan Before You Scan (Session 1)

2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Event Details

This webinar series provides a solid overview of how to plan, execute, and assess a digitization project. If you’re new to digitization or are still thinking about how to get started, this series will lay the groundwork you need to create a successful project.

Our webinar leaders will walk through all the pieces you need to think about, from factors to consider before you make your first scan, to the steps (and tools) required for completing archival quality scans, to storage and organization options that provide the best access for your users.

Attendees of this webinar series will have the opportunity to:

  • Learn how to define a project’s scope and goals (including factors like costs and funding options)
  • Discuss the selection and preparation of materials for digitization (including potential roadblocks)
  • Examine a variety of tools and options for digitization (including details of creating an archival-quality scan like resolution, bit depth, and file types)
  • Explore access and storage issues (including the importance of metadata)
  • Talk about assessing the success of a project and planning for the future

Session Description:

“Fail to plan, and you plan to fail.” How many of us have heard those words of wisdom? Never are they truer than when we talk about digitization projects.

If you have daydreams (or nightmares) about how to start digitizing items in your collection, this session will lay the groundwork needed to lessen your stress and increase your success. Our webinar leaders will walk you through a framework of factors to consider before you make your first scan.

 

Attendees of this session will have the opportunity to:

  • Learn how to define a project’s scope and goals
  • Discuss costs and funding options
  • Explore issues to consider when selecting materials
  • Review possible project restrictions, like copyright
For information and registration, please click HERE.

Event Type(s): [--] Online, [LC] Preservation
Presenter: Jenni Salamon and Kristen Newby (Ohio History Connection)
Shelly Miller
(800) 686-8975 ext. 37