In two sessions (two-hours each), we will discuss the issues to consider and questions to ask in planning a digital project.
This class is taught in two, two-hour sessions over the course of two days. Over the two days we will cover: Questions to ask before you begin, a discussion of why you are starting a digital project, how to define your audience. We will also discuss questions of intellectual property, how to accept and deal with born digital materials, and defining collection selection criteria. Collection preservation, dealing with culturally sensitive materials, building digital glossaries and Metadata considerations will also be covered. Finally the class will look at staffing considerations, digitization in-house and outsourcing, digital display, infrastructure development, funding and sustainability.
- Define the audience for digital projects
- Outline goals for a digital program
- Identify criteria for a selection of materials for digitization
- Articulate institutional digitization: digitization in-house or outsourcing
Instructor: Leigh Grinstead
Leigh Grinstead has more than 20 years of experience working in museums, overseeing collections and conducting collection inventories. During her nearly half decade with the Collaborative Digitization Program (CDP) Leigh's love of project management, grants work and administration has been well tested. She has extensive experience in digital projects. Her years working with museum collections gave her the drive to be a hands-on advocate for digitization, and her project management experience has allowed her to add discipline to the planning, budgeting, implementation and analysis stages of digitization projects. In addition, Leigh has been responsible for training many library and cultural heritage professionals in the use of digital technologies, including CONTENTdm. Leigh currently conducts in-person, as well as online courses. She has also managed National Endowment for Humanities and Institute for Museum and Library Services grants, including the Colorado Statewide Connecting to collections grant; and is consulting on three others. She is well versed in collaborative techniques and is an enthusiastic and highly skilled professional. LYRASIS is thrilled to have her on staff to support libraries, archives and others as they discover, share and experience the benefits of digitization.