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Digitization On A Shoestring: Scanning for Small Libraries

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  • 1. Digitization on a Shoestring Basics of Scanning for Small Libraries Dave LaCrone - Johnson County Library
  • 2. Challenges
    • Small IT departments
      • Or depend on county/city IT?
    • Not a lot of time to dedicate to scanning
    • Limited staff and monetary resources
    • Documentation produced by and for larger libraries
    • Others?
  • 3. Digitization Project Steps
    • Select materials for digitization
    • Choose access mechanism (software)
    • Obtain needed software & equipment
    • Scan items
    • Catalog and upload
    • Preserve archival images
    • Market your collection
    • Document what you did
  • 4. Selection
    • What will you scan?
      • Photos, manuscripts, books, maps, graphics…
    • Choose items that lend themselves to web display
    • Start Small!
  • 5. Access Systems
    • Choose one you are comfortable with!
    • Decide what’s most important to you
      • Cataloging functionality? Web 2.0 tools? Ease of use? Pretty templates? Price?
    • Every choice involves customization
  • 6. Access Systems (contd.)
    • Flickr – Regina Public Library
    • Omeka – Ringwood Public Library
    • Drupal – Black Archives of Mid-America
    • CONTENTdm – JoCoHistory
    • Greenstone – Detroit Public Library
    • Also Wordpress, DSpace, others
  • 7. Software & Equipment
    • Scanner
    • Computer
    • Scanning Software*
    • Image Editing software
    • OCR software (if necessary)*
    • Plenty of Storage (CD, DVD, Hard drives)
    • See options on handout
    • * Usually comes with scanner
  • 8. Scanning
    • Settings are listed on handout
    • More DPI, higher bit depth = larger file size
    • Thumbnails usually auto-generated
    • Meaningful file-naming convention
    • Perform quality control on scanned images
  • 9. Cataloging
    • Schema
      • Dublin Core
    • Controlled Vocabularies
      • LCSH, TGM, AAT…
      • Names
      • Local
    • Tags
  • 10. Preservation
    • Keep copies of TIFFs in more than 1 location
      • CDs, Hard drives
    • Periodically revisit & reformat
  • 11. Promoting Your Collection
    • Within the organization
    • To persons affected by the project
    • The Press
    • Patrons
    • Community stakeholders
    • To library community
    • Regional libraries & orgs
    • Blogosphere
  • 12. Document What You Did
    • Meet with staff after completion
    • Document lessons learned
    • Note suggestions for improvement
    • Consider presenting or publishing case study
    • Capture user feedback
    • Plan for the next project!
  • 13. Thank You!
    • Questions?