Photographs and Images

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.

Image Quality and Preservation Metadata Quality Control Checklist Activity

This document is an activity resource for reviewing quality and preservation metadata of image files. This information can be adapted to help you create your own workflows for inspecting images for quality control purposes. The settings and quality measures were designed for a particular example project, and can be changed based on your institution's needs and priorities. This document is part of Module 3: Save It of the Digital Stewardship Curriculum.

Photograph and Document Encapsulation Slides

These slides are an introduction to using encapsulation as a method of storage for two-dimensional items. This information is helpful understanding when encapsulation is beneficial to items in your collections, supplies needed, and different types methods. These slides are part of Module 3: Save 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.

Overhead Document Camera Instructions

These instructions are an example of a document to show all the steps of capturing an image collection using an overhead document camera. This information can be adapted when creating workflows for your institution. This document is part of Module 2: Check It of the Digital Stewardship Curriculum.

Copy of Resolution Chart

This chart is an example of a guide to scanning resolution based on image print or negative size. This chart covers many types of photographs and documents, and the desired results will vary based on institutional priorities and project goals. This document is part of Module 2: Check It of the Digital Stewardship Curriculum.

Epson Scanning Instructions Example

These instructions are an example of a document to show all the steps of scanning an image collection using a flatbed scanner. This information can be adapted when creating workflows for your institution. This document is part of Module 2: Check It of the Digital Stewardship Curriculum.

Scanning Project Plan Slides

These slides are an example of project planning for an image digitization project. This information is helpful for a broad look at creating digitization projects with multiple parts including scanning, saving, and editing. These slides are part of Module 2: Check It of the Digital Stewardship Curriculum.