Managing Digitization Projects

Technical Workshop 1: Digitization: Strategy and Purpose
June 15, 2021 | 11:00am PT, 2:00pm ET
Beginner Level
Presenter: Dr. Rhonda D. Jones, The University of North Carolina-Greensboro

 

Description: The first technical workshop in our June series will address the “why” and “who” of collections digitization projects – why your digitization project matters and to whom; the importance of defining your digital collection project’s purpose, audience, and interfaces; the role of digitization in your museum’s access strategies and how communities will use your digital collection; how to use metadata for findability and to support public use/access.

Registration closes at 11:59pm PT on June 14th.
Webinar will be streamed live on the Museum Learning Hub (museum-hub.org/watch-live).

Dr. Rhonda D. Jones
Community Digital Archivist, Special Collections/University Archives
The University of North Carolina-Greensboro
Working at the intersections of Public History and archives, Dr. Rhonda D. Jones is an international scholar who specializes in cultural memory and digital heritage informatics.  Currently working as a Community Digital Archivist at Special Collections and University Archives at the University of North Carolina-Greensboro, she is passionate about reducing barriers to information by addressing the capacity gaps of cultural heritage traditions in underrepresented communities.  Whether the task is teaching, conducting research, scheduling programs, audience engagement, public relations, or public speaking, her work centers on managing innovative research projects that help individuals and community organizations document and preserve their own history.

 

 

 

Sessions and Workshops in Module 3: Managing Digitization Projects

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Session 1

 Managing Digitization Projects: Get Inspired 

Beginner Level: Thinking about tackling a digitization project? Not sure where to begin? Join this introductory session to hear from museum staff who successfully conceptualized, planned and implemented projects to expand the online presence of collections. 

Presenters: Ann Stegina, Anchorage Museum, Anchorage, Alaska; Carolyne Hart, South Dakota Art Museum, Brookings, South Dakota; and Taylor McKewon, South Dakota Art Museum, Brookings, South Dakota

 

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TEch Workshop 1

Digitization Strategy and Purposes

Beginner Level: The first technical workshop in our June series will address the “why” and “who” of collections digitization projects – why your digitization project matters and to whom; the importance of defining your digital collection project’s purpose, audience, and interfaces.

Presenter: Dr. Rhonda D. Jones, The University of North Carolina-Greensboro

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TEch Workshop 2

 How to Manage a Digitization Project

Intermediate Level: Now that you know why, how: How do you plan a successful project, where do you start, how do you identify priorities? What should you include? Should you digitize in-house or use a vendor?

Presenter: Lindsey Richardson, Museum Person

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Tech Workshop 3

Imaging Standards and Logistics in Digitization Projects

Advanced Level: Let’s get down to the nuts and bolts of how to work with the resources you have to achieve your digitization goals. During Tech Workshop 3, we’ll take a look at equipment and space setups, etc. 

Presenter: Elizabeth Chiang, George Eastman Museum