Tech Day - Digitization Projects

9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
South Central Library System
Sun Prairie Public Library

Event Details

This year's focus for Tech Day is Digitization Projects. We'll hear from Emily Pfotenhauer from WiLS about digitization, Recollection Wisconsin, and DPLA. The afternoon will feature a panel of your colleagues sharing their experiences of going through a digitization project. We'll finish up the day with an update from the SCLS Tech Team. Agenda: 9 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Registration & Refreshments 9:30 - 12:15 p.m. Planning for Digitization Projects with Emily Pfotenhauer from WiLS This workshop will introduce the core components of building a digital collection of photos, documents or other historical materials. We’ll discuss selection considerations and copyright concerns in order to help you answer the questions “CAN and SHOULD I put this online?” We'll introduce the basics of scanning and best practices for long-term storage of digital files. We’ll define metadata and why it’s important, and consider approaches to creating descriptive metadata for discovery of historical resources. 12:15 - 1:15 Lunch 1:15 - 3 p.m. Steev Baker from Sun Prairie and Jessica Williams from Mount Horeb share their digitization experiences. Ryan Claringbole (DPI) and Gail Murray (RL&LL) will talk about the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA). 3 - 3:30 p.m. SCLS Tech Team Update and Wrap-up
Event Type(s): CE - Continuing Education Workshop
Jean Anderson
(608) 246-5613

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