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November 2015

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Introduction to Digitization (Philadelphia, PA)

Presented by: CCAHA

Digitization can be the final step in processing collections, facilitating access, and even aiding in collections’ long-term preservation.  Like other collections care endeavors, digitization should not be undertaken without an understanding of best practices, safe techniques, and the knowledge to make the right decisions.  This workshop will provide a basic overview of some of the considerations institutions should make when digitizing materials, including establishing policies, prioritization and selection criteria, equipment options, handling practices while scanning or photographing, storage concerns for digital media, and digital preservation.  This primer on establishing a digitization program is intended for collections staff and volunteers with very little or no experience digitizing materials.

Location: The Rosenbach of the Free Library of Philadelphia

Speaker: Dyani Feige, Director of Preservation Services, CCAHA

Date: November 10, 2015

Time: 9:30 a.m. –  3:30 p.m. 

Fee: $60 

For more information and to register, click here.

Major funding for this program was generously provided by the William Penn Foundation, with additional support fromThe Pew Charitable Trusts, the Philadelphia Cultural Fund, the Independence Foundation, and the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts.