Digitizing Local Collections

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"Digitizing Local Collections": An Iowa Library Association preconference presented by Nancy E. Kraft, Emily F. Shaw, and Bethany Davis at the University of Iowa Main Library on October 16, 2013.

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Digitizing Local Collections

  1. 1. Digitizing Local Collections A Preconference presented on October 16, 2013.
  2. 2. Healthy Digital Collections Metadata Well-formed digital objects Digital preservation Access
  3. 3. Outline for the morning * Introductions * Project planning & digitization workflow * Access & metadata * Digital preservation
  4. 4. Who are we? Who are you?
  5. 5. Project Planning * Value & Use * Condition & Characteristics of originals * Acceptability of the resulting digital object * Existing access aids * Copyright
  6. 6. Do this: Frederick W. Kent Photograph Collection - Subseries: Theatre
  7. 7. Don’t do that: Keith/Albee Vaudeville Theater Collection - Scrapbook 48
  8. 8. Digitization Workflow * Draw it out * Talk about it * Do a pilot * Revise
  9. 9. Digitizing Local Collections Digital copy stand: Nikon D300, 12-24 mm lens Cool Lites (compact fluorescent lenses) Image provided by Nancy Kraft.
  10. 10. Scanning Demo
  11. 11. Capture Resources Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) Minimum Digitization Capture Recommendations http://www.ala.org/alcts/resources/preserv/mi nimum-digitization-capture-recommendations
  12. 12. Left to Right: 200 ppi 300 ppi 400 ppi 500 ppi 600 ppi 700 ppi Images from the ALCTS Minimum Digitization Capture Recommendations. Manuscripts.
  13. 13. Capture Resources National Archives & Records Administration (NARA) Reformatting Approaches http://www.archives.gov/preservation/product s/definitions/reformatting.html
  14. 14. Capture Resources Federal Agencies Digitization Initiative Still Image Working Group Technical Guidelines for Digitizing Cultural Heritage Materials… http://www.digitizationguidelines.gov/
  15. 15. Access & Metadata
  16. 16. Digital Preservation
  17. 17. Contact Information Nancy E. Kraft, Head, Preservation & Conservation nancy-e-kraft@uiowa.edu Emily F. Shaw, Digital Preservation Librarian emily-f-shaw@uiowa.edu Bethany Davis, Digital Processing Coordinator Librarian bethany-davis@uiowa.edu
  18. 18. Resource Links Helpful links compiled by yours truly: Capture Resources https://wiki.uiowa.edu/display/DigiDoc/Ca pture+Resources Equipment List https://wiki.uiowa.edu/display/DigiDoc/Equ ipment+List
  19. 19. "Digitizing Local Collections" An Iowa Library Association Preconference Find this presentation at Slideshare.net/BethanyDavis Presented October 16, 2013 by Bethany Davis, Emily Shaw, & Nancy Kraft.

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