Digitization Planning

2017 Pre-ATALM SHN Workshop Image Digitization on a Budget Slides

In this presentation, Jeanine Nault, Digital Asset Specialist of the American Folklife Center at Library of Congress and Lotus Norton-Wisla, Tribal Digital Archives Curriculum Coordinator at Washington State University Libraries cover digitization of images and documents on a budget, including basic digitization planning, project organization, technical specifications, digitization workflow, digital preservation strategies, open source software, and hands-on digitization skills. Instructors emphasize tribal needs and outcomes for digitization projects including focusing on tribal values, tribal community projects and use of digital materials. This presentation was given at the 2017 Pre-ATALM SHN Workshop Image Digitization on a Budget held in Santa Ana Pueblo, NM in October 2017.

HANDOUTS

Types of Metadata

File Naming Management for Photographs

Technical Specifications for Image Digitization

Image Digitization Resource List

Scanner Good, Better, Best

Image Scanning Instructions

Camera Based Image Workstation

Resolution Tonal Range

Metadata Activity and Discussion

Digital Preservation Storage Questions

 

 

2017 Pre-ATALM SHN Workshop Image Digitization on a Budget

This workshop will cover digitization of images and documents on a budget, including basic digitization planning, project organization, technical specifications, digitization workflow, digital preservation strategies, open source software, and hands-on digitization skills. Emphasis will be on tribal needs and outcomes for digitization projects including focusing on tribal values, tribal community projects and use of digital materials. Participants are encouraged to work together and will be provided with demo materials for hands-on sessions.

Instructors: Lotus Norton-Wisla, Tribal Digital Archives Curriculum Coordinator, Washington State University Libraries; Jeanine Nault, Digital Asset Specialist, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.

Strategic Digitization Goals Part 3: Digitization Policy Worksheet

This worksheet is a guide to create a digitization policy. Completing this worksheet will give you the start to a Collections Policy to use in your institution. We recommend finding other examples to help you, following your institutional/community aprrovals process, and revising based on feedback from colleagues and supervisors to create a final draft of a digitization policy. This document is part of Module 2: Check It of the Digital Stewardship Curriculum.

Digitization Policies Slides

These slides are an introduction to creating a digitization policy for your institution. This information is helpful for understanding the need for a formal digitization policy, and developing a digitization policy. These slides are part of Module 2: Check It of the Digital Stewardship Curriculum.

Audacity Editing Instructions

This document contains some simple instructions for digitizing, importing audio files, and editing audio in Audacity. This information is a start to learning the Audacity software and steps for editing sound recordings. This document is part of Module 2: Check It of the Digital Stewardship Curriculum.

Audacity Diagram

This document helpful diagram of the menus and functions of Audacity. This document is part of Module 2: Check It of the Digital Stewardship Curriculum.

Audio File Type Guide

This document is a brief summary of a few common audio file formats. This information will help you begin to understand the differences in audio compression and file format between different kinds of audio files. This document is part of Module 2: Check It of the Digital Stewardship Curriculum.

Audio Cassette Digitization Workflow

This document is sample workflow for digitizing audio cassettes at the CDSC, simplified steps for pre-digitization, digitization, quality control and collecting metadata. This workflow can be adapted to help you create an audio digitization workflow for your own institution. This document is part of Module 2: Check It of the Digital Stewardship Curriculum.

Advanced Photoshop Editing Instructions

These instructions explain some more advanced steps for editing scanned images using Photoshop. Beyond the basic editing steps you may need, these instructions are for more advanced tools such as automated actions, adding text to images, adding a watermark, and changing color/tone. This document is part of Module 2: Check It of the Digital Stewardship Curriculum.

Basic Photoshop Editing Instructions

These instructions explain some basic steps for editing archival images in Photoshop. This information includes: creating access copies, cropping, rotating, changing settings, and other basic skills. This document is part of Module 2: Check It of the Digital Stewardship Curriculum.