Thursday, April 19, 2007

CIL2007: Digitization workshop resources

This post provides supplementary material to a full-day workshop I led at the Computers in Libraries conference on April 19 entitled "Digitization 101: The Workshop."

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION

Digitization is much more than converting a physical or analog object into its digital equivalent. It is about efficiently repurposing crucial information resources to improve how these resources are used by staff, colleagues, and end users. For libraries, it can open the collection to a much larger user-base, whether that user-base is comprised of researchers, students, or businesspeople. Most digitization programs are doomed from the start because the focus is on the conversion process instead of other, critical pre-scanning issues such as selection criteria, preservation of original documents, metadata creation, software and hardware concerns, integration into existing systems, and legal issues. These issues and more are discussed in this workshop: digitization definitions; the five major steps in digitization process; roles for project managers and team members; critical success factors; copyright and other intellectual property issues; marketing to colleagues, collaborators and users; funding; typical program stoppers and inhibitors; and digitization trends.

SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS
BLOGS:
OVERVIEW / PLANNING:
COPYRIGHT:
PRIVACY & PUBLICITY:
DIGITIZATION:
AUDIO & VIDEO:
METADATA:

DIGITAL ASSET MANAGEMENT:
DIGITAL PRESERVATION:
OTHER:
ADDENDUM (04/22/2007): These are URLs mentioned during the workshop and added here for the convenience of the participants.
04/23/2007: Added additional text about the Sitts book.
04/26/2007: Updated links on Colet and Sitts.

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1 Comments:

At 1:06 AM , Blogger Fichter said...

Jill

This is a great list of resources. We're doing a Digitization 101 course for our province (Saskatchewan) at the provincial library conference in a couple of weeks and I'm going to point out this list!

Darlene

 

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