Caring for Originals during Digitization Projects
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.
- 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 Preservation Services Librarian at LYRASIS. Before joining LYRASIS, Annie Peterson was the Preservation Librarian for the Howard-Tilton Memorial Library at Tulane University. She has an MLIS from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana. She has a range of experience in preservation and conservation that provides a strong base for helping the archives, historical societies, libraries and museums that we reach through the Preservation Field Services project. She is active in the American Library Association and is the Chair of the Association of Library Collections and Technical Services Preservation and Reformatting Section. 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
Information on Archival Recertification Credits
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.
Time: All live online classes are in Eastern time.
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You may register using one of two methods:
Click on "Register" above.
Print out the registration form and fax it to LYRASIS at 404.892.7879.