DIY Digitization & Preservation

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"DIY Digitization & Preservation" presented by Bethany Davis, Digital Processing Coordinator Librarian, for the Iowa City Genealogical Society on October 26, 2013.

Materials presented on Personal Digital Archiving can be found at www.digitalpreservation.gov/you.

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DIY Digitization & Preservation

  1. 1. DIY Digitization & Preservation Iowa City Genealogical Society Presented by Bethany R. Davis October 26, 2013
  2. 2. Who am I? Bethany Davis Digital Processing Coordinator Librarian bethany-davis@uiowa.edu Phone: (319) 384-2419
  3. 3. Outline * DIY Digitization * Personal Digital Archiving * Your Questions Answered
  4. 4. DIY Digitization Don’t scan just because you can. Scan to share. Scan the simple things.
  5. 5. Do this: photographs Frederick W. Kent Photograph Collection - Subseries: Theatre
  6. 6. Don’t do that: scrapbooks Keith/Albee Vaudeville Theater Collection - Scrapbook 48
  7. 7. What resolution? Typed Documents 300-400 ppi Handwritten documents 400-600 ppi Photographs 400-600 ppi
  8. 8. Left to Right: 200 ppi 300 ppi 400 ppi 500 ppi 600 ppi 700 ppi Images from the ALCTS Minimum Digitization Capture Recommendations. Manuscripts.
  9. 9. Capture Resources Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) Minimum Digitization Capture Recommendations http://www.ala. org/alcts/resources/preserv/minimumdigitization-capture-recommendations
  10. 10. Personal Digital Archiving * Identify * Decide * Organize * Copy * Manage
  11. 11. 1. Identify your digital files. Where are they? Creative Commons license. Digitpedia Creative Commons license. Graham Ballantyne. Google and the Google logo are registered trademarks of Google Inc., used with permission.
  12. 12. 2. Decide what’s important. What files have long-term value? - ex) e-filed tax returns. Keep the highest quality file. Know why you’re keeping it.
  13. 13. 3. Organize your files. Create useful file names. P4210024c.jpg 2010_BamPhoto.jpg
  14. 14. 3. Organize your files. * 1 space to keep files. * Print screen * File descriptions (good for photos)
  15. 15. 4. Copy your digital files. LOCKSS Lots Of Copies Keep Stuff Safe Multiple locations; Multiple types: Desktop/laptop Flash drive External hard drive Home Work Friend’s house
  16. 16. 5. Manage your digital files. * Check your files regularly. * Schedule updates to add new files (or to remove files). * Consider replacing media every 5 years or as necessary.
  17. 17. Resource Links Helpful links compiled by yours truly: Capture Resources https://wiki.uiowa.edu/display/DigiDoc/ Capture+Resources Equipment List https://wiki.uiowa.edu/display/DigiDoc/ Equipment+List
  18. 18. Digital Archiving Link Library of Congress Personal Digital Archiving Resources http://www.digitalpreservation.gov/you
  19. 19. Who am I? Bethany Davis Digital Processing Coordinator Librarian bethany-davis@uiowa.edu Phone: (319) 384-2419
  20. 20. "DIY Digitization & Preservation" for the Iowa City Genealogical Society Find this presentation at Slideshare.net/BethanyDavis Presented by Bethany Davis October 26, 2013

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