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What You Need to Know About Starting a Digitization Project Workshop--GROUP RATE
Susanne Caro
Item Number: 1541-9002
Publisher: ALA TechSource
Price: $120.00
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A 90-minute workshop, Wednesday, January 20, 2016, 2:30pm Eastern/1:30pm Central/12:30pm Mountain/11:30am Pacific

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What You Need to Know About Starting a Digitization Project
A 90-minute workshop, Wednesday, January 20, 2016, 2:30pm Eastern/1:30pm Central/12:30pm Mountain/11:30am 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 what you need to get started if you are new to digitization. You’ll learn about 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

About the Instructor

Susanne Caro is the former State Documents Librarian for New Mexico State Library. In addition to capturing born-digital state documents, she started the library’s first digitization project, scanning El Palacio Magazine (1913-present) and making it available online. Her book chapter “Cultural Sensitivity or Censorship?” in True Stories of Censorship Battles in America's Libraries deals with the legal and cultural issues which arose from this undertaking. Currently she is the Government Documents Librarian (regional FDLP collection for Montana) and library liaison to the School of Business Administration at Mansfield Library, University of Montana, providing information literacy classes for business, history, anthropology, and social science departments. She authored a chapter on professional development opportunities for government document librarians for the upcoming book Revolutionizing the Development of Library and Information Professionals: Planning for the Future, edited by Samantha Schmehl Hines.

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