This series of three webinars is intended for librarians eager to expand their collections' digital horizons. While trial and error can be a powerful learning tool, digital preservation has common practices and approaches that can provide a strong foundation for any institution. This series will explore these practices and approaches, preparing participants to: draft a cogent case for digitization, describe the challenges inherent to digital preservation, and plan an assessment for their digital preservation program. Each webinar may also be taken as a standalone.
This session will introduce basic ideas and terminology to help you feel confident in your understanding of the core concepts in digital preservation, will provide an overview of risks to the longevity of you digital collections and ways to address these risks, and will point you towards appropriate resources for additional information for continued learning.
This session will introduce the various concerns to address before digitization even begins, will guide participants through the steps they might take in selecting materials for digitization, and will provide resources for continued learning.
In-house Digitization vs. Outsourced Digitization: similarities, key differences and pitfalls to avoid
This workshop is designed to help professionals who are (relatively) new to digitization and project management to make the transition to their new role seamless. It outlines some similarities and key differences between managing in-house digitization projects vs outsourced large-scale digitization projects.
An assessment can help you understand where you are, identify where you want to be, and identify realistic steps for getting there. This session will: cover the digital preservation assessment process, offer real-life examples of ways institutions have used an assessment to find their path forward, and provide further resources and tools for performing an assessment.
This presentation will provide an overview of the development of a data catalog including outreach strategies, the data curation process and challenges. It will also briefly discuss the role of the Data Catalog Collaboration Project, a multi-university collaboration for exchanging ideas and setting metadata standards.