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.
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