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  • 1. Lessons of a first time digitizer Jackie Kilberg M.L.S. Consortium of Foundation Libraries (CFL) SLA DSOC Nonprofit Section January 30, 2012
  • 2. What this presentation will not cover Digital Records Migration and Preservation Records Management Introduction to Adobe Consortium of Foundation Libraries (CFL) Lessons of a first time digitizer SLA DSOC Nonprofit Section Jackie Kilberg January 30, 2012
  • 3. Project One - Digitizing internal memosand employee newspapersInternal Memos Consortium of Foundation Libraries (CFL) Lessons of a first time digitizer SLA DSOC Nonprofit Section Jackie Kilberg January 30, 2012
  • 4. Internal Memos Assumed insourcing was the more effective approach Delegated too much No “how to guide” Failed to learn the basics Consortium of Foundation Libraries (CFL) Lessons of a first time digitizer SLA DSOC Nonprofit Section Jackie Kilberg January 30, 2012
  • 5. Employee Newspapers Combining paper and “born digital” content Paper version was different than the online version Newspaper files were larger than the internal memo files A robust search engine was required Outsourcing Consortium of Foundation Libraries (CFL) Lessons of a first time digitizer SLA DSOC Nonprofit Section Jackie Kilberg January 30, 2012
  • 6. Project Two - Employee newspaperscontinued and Annual ReportsEmployee newspapers continued Consortium of Foundation Libraries (CFL) Lessons of a first time digitizer SLA DSOC Nonprofit Section Jackie Kilberg January 30, 2012
  • 7. Employee newspapers continued Back to insourcing Library interns and temps Professional archivist for contract work Consortium of Foundation Libraries (CFL) Lessons of a first time digitizer SLA DSOC Nonprofit Section Jackie Kilberg January 30, 2012
  • 8. Annual Reports Naming directories and folders Transfer and backup of data Quality Control Consortium of Foundation Libraries (CFL) Lessons of a first time digitizer SLA DSOC Nonprofit Section Jackie Kilberg January 30, 2012
  • 9. What I did right… eventually I took Adobe classes Joined archivist associations and attended workshops The Professor came to me If you do outsource, do it locally Run a QC test on sample data Consortium of Foundation Libraries (CFL) Lessons of a first time digitizer SLA DSOC Nonprofit Section Jackie Kilberg January 30, 2012
  • 10. Before you start your project… Know your audience Do a reality check with your management and funders Make alliances Use what you have You can’t scan it all It will never be perfect Consortium of Foundation Libraries (CFL) Lessons of a first time digitizer SLA DSOC Nonprofit Section Jackie Kilberg January 30, 2012
  • 11. Your questions answeredQ.I dont know as much about digitization as I would like;any tips/pointers to shorten my learning curve good? Consortium of Foundation Libraries (CFL) Lessons of a first time digitizer SLA DSOC Nonprofit Section Jackie Kilberg January 30, 2012
  • 12. Your questions answeredA. http://www.Lynda.com (just enter the word “scan” into the search box) All About Digital Photos www.rideau-info.com/photos/math.html Society of American Archivists Bookstore Thinking Digital . . . A Practical Session to Help You Get Started! [DAS] http://www.archivists.org/ Cornell Digital Imaging and Preservation Tutorials http://www.library.cornell.edu/preservation/ Consortium of Foundation Libraries (CFL) Lessons of a first time digitizer SLA DSOC Nonprofit Section Jackie Kilberg January 30, 2012
  • 13. Your questions answeredQ.What are best practices in digitizing content? Consortium of Foundation Libraries (CFL) Lessons of a first time digitizer SLA DSOC Nonprofit Section Jackie Kilberg January 30, 2012
  • 14. Your questions answeredA. Hard to establish standards when technology keeps changing. Need to benchmark with similar institutions • NARA • Library of Congress • Society of American Archivists • SAA – Business Archives Section – Ford, Coke, P&G • Rutgers University (RUCore) • Columbia University (Avery Library) Consortium of Foundation Libraries (CFL) Lessons of a first time digitizer SLA DSOC Nonprofit Section Jackie Kilberg January 30, 2012
  • 15. Your questions answeredQ. Still looking for a job, what are other ways to keep increase my skills? Consortium of Foundation Libraries (CFL) Lessons of a first time digitizer SLA DSOC Nonprofit Section Jackie Kilberg January 30, 2012
  • 16. Your questions answeredA. Certification • SAA/ Digital Archives Specialist (DAS) • ARMA (Courses will help you become a more effective project manager) • AIIM (Electronic Records Certification) • Adobe/ Adobe Certified Expert (ACE) Consortium of Foundation Libraries (CFL) Lessons of a first time digitizer SLA DSOC Nonprofit Section Jackie Kilberg January 30, 2012
  • 17. Your questions answeredQ. What do you think of the handheld scanners? Consortium of Foundation Libraries (CFL) Lessons of a first time digitizer SLA DSOC Nonprofit Section Jackie Kilberg January 30, 2012
  • 18. Your questions answeredA. Society of American Archivists – Lone Arrangers Roundtable Discussion List Consortium of Foundation Libraries (CFL) Lessons of a first time digitizer SLA DSOC Nonprofit Section Jackie Kilberg January 30, 2012
  • 19. To Learn More SAA Glossary of Archival and Records Terminology SAA/Interactive Archivist Blog (Web 2.0 and Social Media) Consortium of Foundation Libraries (CFL) Lessons of a first time digitizer SLA DSOC Nonprofit Section Jackie Kilberg January 30, 2012
  • 20. Any Further Questions? Consortium of Foundation Libraries (CFL) Lessons of a first time digitizer SLA DSOC Nonprofit Section Jackie Kilberg January 30, 2012
  • 21. Thank youhttp://www.linkedin.com/in/jackiekilberg Consortium of Foundation Libraries (CFL) Lessons of a first time digitizer SLA DSOC Nonprofit Section Jackie Kilberg January 30, 2012