Advances in computing and communications mean that we can cost-effectively store every book, sound recording, movie, software package, and public web page ever created, and provide access to these collections via the Internet to students and adults all over the world. This 90-minute ALCTS webinar will give an overview of the collections and challenges now facing those of us building digital libraries, and end with a list of projects that might now be possible because of these collections.
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 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.