Caring for Originals during Digitization Projects

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Are you planning a digitization project at your institution? Have you considered the implications of such a project on the physical materials that you will be digitizing? It is important that strategies for preserving originals be included in planning digitization projects. This class explores the ways digitization provides an opportunity to stabilize, re-house and repair materials being digitized. We will discuss care and handling techniques to ensure that the original objects are not damaged during the digitization process. The class also will discuss selecting equipment and setting up spaces for digitization with the physical preservation of originals in mind.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Develop care and handling procedures for items being scanned.
  • Choose digitization equipment with collections care in mind.
  • Incorporate caring for originals in digitization workflows.

Instructor: Annie Peterson

Annie Peterson is a Program Leader at LYRASIS. She coordinates LYRASIS Learning and teaches classes on preservation, digitization, and other topics related to cultural heritage institutions. Before joining LYRASIS, Annie Peterson was the Preservation Librarian for the Howard-Tilton Memorial Library at Tulane University. Previously, she was an IMLS Preservation Administration Fellow at Yale University, where her primary focus was writing a disaster plan for the library’s high density storage facility. Her background in library and archives preservation provides a strong basis for assisting LYRASIS members with their preservation and digitization projects. She has an MLIS from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana. In 2016 Annie was awarded the Esther J. Piercy Award from ALCTS, an award that is given to recognize the contribution to areas of librarianship included in library collections and technical service by a librarian who has shown outstanding promise for continuing contribution and leadership.

This class is designed for staff at cultural heritage institutions who are considering or implementing digitization projects for paper, photographs, books, or audiovisual materials.
Frequency: offered 3 times a year, Winter, Spring & Fall

Archival Recertification Credits - ARCs: 1
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Registrations for this class must be received at least one week before the class date. Registrants should receive an email offering detailed login and setup instructions. Please call 800.999.8558 if you do not receive this email at least three days before the class. This class is designed for individual participation; each individual must register.

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