Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Feb: What You Need to Know About Starting a Digitization Project (ALA)

February 19, 2014  11:30-1pm Pacific

Whether you're a community repository just dipping your toes into digitization, or you need to digitize old materials to save space and enable greater access, the ability to plan and begin a digitization project is quickly becoming an essential skill for librarians. In this workshop, digitization expert Susanne Caro will show you how to assess different materials for digitization, how to get buy-in and resources for your project, and ways to familiarize yourself with the different tools that can help you do the work.
Topics include:
•    Basic information and research needs
•    Collection selection
•    Where to find financial and human resources
•    Awareness of digital preservation needs
•    The basics of copyright as it relates to digitization