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Event Name:Digital Projects: How to Get Started
Description:In the morning we will touch upon the nuts and bolts of building a digitization program. We’ll start from the very beginning as we discuss the reasons why you want to start scanning, the equipment and knowledge potentially needed, and workflows to achieve your goals in a timely and efficient manner.

The workflow section will include topics such as: selection of materials, gathering information about the materials (e.g. copyright, statistics, etc.), scanning best practices, creation of derivatives, backing up your work, providing access to your ravenous public, etc. Examples will be given of projects performed at each presenters’ institutions.

This workshop will cover:
  • Why a digitization project
  • What equipment is needed
  • Knowledge needed
  • Workflows
  • Examples of projects
Rachel McPherson, Digital Projects Librarian,  Ingalls Library, Cleveland Museum of Art
Chatham Ewing, Digital Library Strategist, Cleveland Public Library

Following lunch we will have a question and answer session about the digital projects that you are working to complete and or start.  Bring your questions and concerns and receive answers from the experts. 

Then you will have opportunity to hear about the DPLA (Digital Public Library of America) from Jen Johnson, DPLA Project Coordinator, State Library of Ohio. 
  • What DPLA is?
  • How to increase access to your own collections
  • What you need to now to with your digital project to participate

After our discussion you will learn how a collaboration among historical societies, a college, and humanities council created a virtual museum of the county’s history. One Florida county’s museums were largely closed to the public, open just a few hours a week. Leveraging the college’s ample server space to host a WordPress site and college interns to  photograph the societies’ museum artifacts, the project provided an open repository for all to learn from and  enjoy. Project director Christina Drain received two Florida Humanities Council grants totaling $35,000 to fund and manage the three-year web-based project.  
Event Date:08-03-17
Event Time:09:30 AM - 03:30 PM Eastern
Location:Marvin Memorial Library
29 W Whitney Ave
Shelby, OH 44875

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Contact Person:Melissa Lattanzi
(phone: 330-655-0531)
Details:Who should attend:  All types of libraries that are interested in digital projects
Competency:  Collection Management and Project Management
GEO Cost:      $160
Bronze Cost:  $120
Silver Cost:    $ 80
Gold Cost:     FREE

A $15 surcharge is included for facility use and amenities.
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