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Digitization Workshop [clear filter]
Wednesday, July 22
 

9:30am CDT

Digitization Basics for Archives and Special Collections - Part 1: Select and Scan
This is the first part of a two-part, full-day workshop introducing the core elements of creating digital collections of historic photographs, documents and other archival materials. Part 1 focuses on selecting materials to digitize and the basics of reformatting. We'll start with some recommendations for planning a successful project and consider how your digital collections can fit into the statewide and national landscape of digital content. We'll discuss copyright concerns in order to help you answer the question "CAN I put this online?" And we'll explore the vocabulary of digital images, including pixels, resolution and bit depth as well as tools and best practices for scanning photographs and documents. 

Speakers
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Michael Edmonds

Wisconsin Historical Society, Deputy Administrator, Division of Library-Archives
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Josh Hickman

Beloit College, Digital Resources Librarian
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Emily Pfotenhauer

Recollection Wisconsin Program Manager, WiLS
As a Community Liaison/Service Specialist for WiLS (Wisconsin Library Services), Emily Pfotenhauer manages the Recollection Wisconsin digital collections consortium and other collaborative digital initiatives. She is a member of the DPLA Advisory Council.


Wednesday July 22, 2015 9:30am - 12:30pm CDT
Pyle Center, Room 325-326

1:30pm CDT

Digitization Basics for Archives and Special Collections - Part 2: Store and Share
This is the second part of a two-part, full-day workshop introducing the core elements of creating digital collections of historic photographs, documents and other archival materials. Part 2 focuses on sharing your digitized materials with the world and steps you can take to ensure that they'll remain usable and accessible into the future. We'll define metadata and why it's important, and consider approaches to creating descriptive metadata for discovery of historical resources. We'll examine the issue of digital preservation, including practical steps you can take to preserve your digital content with limited resources. And we'll think about digitization as a path to community engagement, including reaching out to your community for content and promoting your digital collections to your users.

Speakers
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Jesse Henderson

University of Wisconsin Digital Collections Center, Digital Services Librarian
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Catherine Phan

University of Wisconsin Digital Collections Center, Metadata Librarian
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Bradley Shipps

Outagamie Waupaca Library System, Continuing Education and Outreach Librarian
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Jessica Williams

Mount Horeb Public Library, Library Director


Wednesday July 22, 2015 1:30pm - 4:30pm CDT
Pyle Center, Room 325-326