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.
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.