Northeast Ohio Regional Library System - Event Information
Digital Projects: How to Get Started
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
Examples of projects
Presenters: 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. You will also have the opportunity to tour the Digi Lab.
Then you will 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
Lunch and light refreshments will be provided.
09:30 AM - 03:30 PM Eastern
Cleveland Public Library 325 Superior Ave. N.E. Main Buidling - 3rd Floor Cleveland, OH 44114
There is an additional $15 surcharge for facility use and amenities. We encourage you to register a minimum of three (3) days in advance for this event in order to ensure that we can accommodate your full participation in terms of seating, hand-outs, food, etc. It’s never too late to save your library money. NEO-RLS Memberships are pro-rated! Call us today to join.