Digitization for Small Institutions

Date & Time Name Delivery Method Price (LYRASIS Member / Non-Member)  
2/15/2024 2:00 PM
- 4:00 PM Eastern Time
Digitization for Small Institutions
Live Online $100.00 / $125.00


Participants will learn about starting a digitization program. The session covers the basics of project planning, equipment selection, digitization preparation, care and during digitization. This includes technical information relevant to getting started with digitization, such as metadata, file format selection, compression, and more. The class also covers quality control, access, and touches upon basic concepts of digital preservation as relevant to small institutions planning digital projects.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this class, students will be able to:

  • Define criteria for project planning
  • Recommend digitization workflow and planning solutions for starting a digital program
  • Recognize and follow best practices and standards for digitization
  • Establish priorities for digitization

Instructor: Katy Klettlinger

Katy Klettlinger has more than 20 years’ experience in a mixture of archival, government, public library, and non-profit organizations. Before joining LYRASIS in 2016, her roles included serving as a consultant for digitization, space planning, and strategic planning for the State Library of Ohio and creating and building an archival and digitization program as Records Manager and Archivist for Licking County Government in Ohio. Katy was the first library professional to be certified as a coach for the Community Heart and Soul strategic planning methodology in 2021. Katy incorporates biomimicry into her space planning consultancy to promote mental health and well-being and has a specialization in archival facility design. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Education and a Master’s in Library and Information Science from Kent State University.

All live online classes are in Eastern time.