Getting Started with Digitizing Your Special Collections with Robin Fay

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Date(s) - 07/20/2022
2:00 pm CDT - 4:00 pm CDT

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In this session, we’ll talk about organizing and prioritizing projects, strategies, workflows, and best practices, for digitization of photographs, textual documents, and movies (including how to create more accessible content), curation and content plans, archival and conservation of original source materials, outreach and community involvement, grant funding, and more!

A resource sheet, resource description and content template as a Google Docs and an online form template for submissions via the web, and instructions for scanning will be provided.

While this is a standalone workshop, Best Practices for Description & Names in Digital Archives (scheduled for July 27th) is an excellent companion workshop focusing on the data and description of resources (as well as common issues with digital content). 

Audience: All staff interested in starting or working with community history projects; topics covered will also be of interest to those working with digital archives, special collections, metadata, outreach, and scholarly communications projects. 

Register for the live event or to receive a link to the webinar recording

Robin Fay is an Instructor and Metadata Librarian who has worked with academic, public, and community college libraries, multistate consortia, and nonprofit organizations including Orbis Cascade Alliance, the Digital Public Library of America, the University System of Georgia, and, among others. Her interests are in immersive technologies and the intersection of machine learning, data, and us! Feel free to connect with Robin at LinkedIn or elsewhere.

For FY2021-22, 70% of the total costs for the PLAN Continuing Education program ($220,000) is supported by federal money, and 30% of this program ($92,991) is supported by state money. The total budget of the project is $312,991.