Getting Started with Digitization

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Presentation to the Executive Directors of the United Way of Forsyth County, March 10, 2011

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Getting Started with Digitization

  1. 1. Getting Started with Digitization Presentation to the Executive Directors of the United Way March 10, 2011 Audra Eagle Yun, Project Archivist Z. Smith Reynolds Library Wake Forest University Image source: http://www.digitalforsyth.org/photos/3728
  2. 2. Organizing a Digital Project <ul><li>Understanding Digitization </li></ul><ul><li>Project prioritization </li></ul><ul><li>Creating a project team </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Roles and responsibilities </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Managing volunteers </li></ul><ul><li>Managing expectations </li></ul>http://www.digitalforsyth.org/photos/1908
  3. 3. Digitization Equipment and Scanning <ul><li>Creating a Digital Production Station </li></ul><ul><li>Creating your space </li></ul><ul><li>Choosing hardware </li></ul><ul><li>Choosing software </li></ul><ul><li>The Scanning Process </li></ul><ul><li>Specifications </li></ul><ul><li>Organizing files </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Naming </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Copies (LOCKSS) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Storing </li></ul></ul>http://www.flickr.com/photos/binglib/2736094250/
  4. 4. Publishing and Scanning Help <ul><li>Free and Cheap Options </li></ul><ul><li>Flickr; Picasa </li></ul><ul><li>YouTube </li></ul><ul><li>Internet Archive </li></ul><ul><li>Blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Local and State Options </li></ul><ul><li>Preserving Forsyth ’s Past </li></ul><ul><li>North Carolina Digital Heritage Center </li></ul>

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