Workshop Session

Cheat Sheet for Making Museum Storage Boxes

In this document, conservator Rebecca Elder provides instructions on how to design, cut and assemble corrugated boxes and dividers for artifact storage. These instructions supplements the hands-on session, "Custom Boxes and Dividers for Artifacts" Elder gave at the 2015 ATALM annual conference held in Washington, DC on September 9-12, 2015.

2017 U. Manitoba Digitization Basics SHN Workshop: Digital Preservation

Led by Lotus Norton-Wisla, Tribal Archives Digital Curriculum Coordinator, WSU Libraries and Jeanine Nault, Digital Imaging Specialist, National Anthropological Archives of the National Museum of Natural History. This presentation on digital preservation was given as part of the 2017 U. Manitoba SHN Workshop "Digitization Basics." The presentation introduces a model called the Digital Preservation Pyramid which breaks digital preservation into three components that it breaks down in greater detail. These componente are file storage, file integrity, and file access. Beyond the technical aspects of digital preservation, the presentation walks through the creation of an action plan that will help one obtain recognition and buy in from units and individuals needed to create a sustainable program. Some units and individuals mentioned are supervisors, IT staff, and funders. 

2017 U. Manitoba Digitization Basics SHN Workshop: Digitization Planning and Metadata

This presentation was part of the 2017 U. Manitoba Digitization Basics SHN Workshop. Some of the topics covered in this presentation include how to identify digitization needs; defining strategic goals for digitization; metadata basics; and the steps to create a digitization plan.

HANDOUTS:

Archival Description Good Better Best

Workflow for Strategic Digitization Goals Part 1: Digitization Purpose Statement

Digital Stewardship Lifecycle and Cultural Checks

Digitization Project Decision-Making: Should We, Can We

Types of Metadata

 

 

2017 U. Manitoba Digitization Basics SHN Workshop: Image Digitization

Led by Jeanine Nault, Digital Imaging Specialist, National Anthropological Archives of the National Museum of Natural History, and Lotus Norton-Wisla, Tribal Archives Digital Curriculum Coordinator, Washington State University. This hands-on session on image digitization was part of the 2017 U. Manitoba Digitiation Basics SHN Workshop. This session covered technical specifications, image scanning, file management, quality control, metadata, project management, editing, and access. The presentation slides walks through each of these topics and the handouts provide targeted information to help you plan an image digitization project.

HANDOUTS:

Digitization Project Decision-Making: Starting a Digitization Project

Metadata for Images

Scanner Good Better Best

Camera Based Image Workstation

Technical Specifications for Image Digitization

Copy of Resolution Chart

Image Scanning Instructions

File Management for Images

Digital Preservation Glossary

Image Digitization Resource List

Descriptive Metadata Template

2017 U. Manitoba Digitization Basics SHN Workshop: Audio Digitization

Led by Guha Shankar, Folklife Specialist at the Folklife Center, Library of Congress, and Michael Wynne, Digital Applications Librarian, Washington State University (WSU). This hands-on session on audio digitization was a part of the 2017 U. Manitoba Workshop "Digitization Basics." This session covered project planning, conversion, metadata, basic editing, quality control, and more. While the session focused on audio cassette digitization, many of the details described in the presentation slides and handouts apply to any audio digitization project. In addition to audio digitization, the session covered basic oral history techniques for those looking to document cultural heritage and preserve that documentation digitally.

HANDOUTS:

Sample Cassette Digitization Project

Audio File Type Guide

Audio Bitrateguide CARLI-TSCP

Estimating Storage Required for Audio

Audio Cassette Digitization Example Workflow

Metadata Dictionary for Audio DublinCore

AGPtek Instructions

Audio Cassette Digitization Equipment Resource Guide

Digitizing and Editing Audio Cassette in Audacity

 

Introducing the Traditional Knowledge (TK) Labels

These slides were used by Jane Anderson, Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Museum Studies at New York University; co-director of Local Contexts; Guha Shankar, Folklife Specialist at the Library of Congress Folklife Center; and Donald Soctomah, Historical Preservation Officer of the Passamaquoddy Nation, at the 2016 Pre-ATALM Workshop: Developing Tools to Navigate Intellectual Property and Protect Cultural Heritage,  held in Phoenix on October 10, 2016. The session provided an introduction to the Tratidional Knowledge (TK) Labels and the Local Contexts online platform. During the session, Jane Anderson explained what do TK Labels do, examples in which the TK Labels are being used (both within communities and by external institutions), and showed examples of ways in which communities are adapting the TK Labels in order to address issues of access, control, and ownership of digitized and circulating Indigenous materials and traditional knowledge.

2016 Post-ATALM SHN Workshop Part 4: Digital Preservation

Led by Alex Merrill, Head of Systems and Technical Operations, Washington State University (WSU) Libraries, and Lotus Norton-Wisla, Tribal Archives Digital Curriculum Coordinator, WSU Libraries. This presentation on digital preservation was given as part of the 2016 Post-ATALM Sustainable Heritage Network Workshop. The presentation introduces a model called the Digital Preservation Pyramid which breaks digital preservation into three components that it breaks down in greater detail. These componente are file storage, file integrity, and file access. Beyond the technical aspects of digital preservation, the presentation walks through the creation of an action plan that will help one obtain recognition and buy in from units and individuals needed to create a sustainable program. Some units and individuals mentioned are supervisors, IT staff, and funders. 

HANDOUTS:

Digital Preservation Pyramid

Digital Preservation Questions

Digital Preservation Action Plan

2016 Post-ATALM SHN Workshop Part 3: Audio Digitization

Led by Guha Shankar, Folklife Specialist, Research and Programs, Folklife Center, Library of Congress, and Michael Wynne, Digital Applications Librarian, Washington State University (WSU). This hands-on session on audio digitization was a part of he 2016 Post-ATALM Sustainable Heritage Network Workshop. This session covers project planning, conversion, metadata, basic editing, quality control, and more. While the session focused on audio cassette digitization, many of the details described in the presentation slides and handouts apply to any audio digitization project. In addition to audio digitization, the session covered basic oral history techniques for those looking to document cultural heritage and preserve that documentation digitally.

HANDOUTS:

Sample Cassette Digitization project

Audio File Type Guide

Audio Bit Rate Guide

Metadata Dictionary for Audio: Dublin Core

Dublin Core Worksheet and Tracking Log

Audio Cassette Digitization Example Workflow

AGPtek Instructions

Digitizing and Editing Audio Cassettes in Audacity

Audio Cassette Digitization Equipment

American Folklife Center Metadata Standards for Oral History

Interview Metadata

 

 

 

2016 Post-ATALM SHN Workshop Part 2: Image Digitization

Led by Jeanine Nault, Digital Imaging Specialist, National Anthropological Archives of the National Museum of Natural History, and Lotus Norton-Wisla, Tribal Archives Digital Curriculum Coordinator, Washington State University. This hands-on session on image digitization was part of the 2016 Post-ATALM Sustainable Heritage Network Workshop. This session covers technical specifications, image scanning, file management, quality control, metadata, project management, editing, and access. The presentation slides walks through each of these topics and the handouts provide targeted information to help you plan an image digitization project.

HANDOUTS:

Digitization Project Decision Making: Starting A Digitization Project

Technical Specifications for Image Digitization

Image Scanning Instructions

File Naming for Photographs

Metadata for Photographs

Metadata Spreadsheet

Image Digitization Resource List

 

2016 Post-ATALM SHN Workshop Part 1: Digital Project Planning

This presentation was used by Kim Christen for the introductory session of the 2016 Sustainable Heritage Network Post-ATALM Workshop "Digitization on a Budget," held in Phoenix on October 13-14, 2016. Some of the topics covered in this presentation include an overview of the SHN project, its mission and goals; how to identify digitization needs for TALMs; defining strategic goals for digitization; metadata basics, and the steps to create a digitization plan.

HANDOUTS:

Digitization Purpose Statement

Digital Stewardship Lifecycle and Cultural Checks

Digitization Project Decision Making: Should We Digitize? Can We Digitize?

Digitization Project Decision Making: Starting a Digitization Project

Types of Metadata

Sample MOA for Digital Return Projects