Managing Digitization Projects

Technical Workshop 3: Imaging Standards and Logistics in Digitization Projects
June 29, 2021 | 11:00am PT, 2:00pm ET
Advanced Level
Presenter: Elizabeth Chiang, George Eastman Museum

 

Description: 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; technical imaging standards and how these standards contribute to long term digital preservation plans; tools for ensuring that the digital files have the longest lifespan possible; an overview of QA/QC models in the cultural heritage imaging field; and how to scale up over time.

Registration closes at 11:59pm PT on June 28th.
Webinar will be streamed live on the Museum Learning Hub (museum-hub.org/watch-live).

Elizabeth Chiang is a professional photographer who specializes in cultural heritage imaging. With over fifteen years of experience in non-profit and private sectors, Elizabeth has extensive expertise in studio photography, image colour management, and has an ongoing interest in streamlining digitization workflows. She is currently the staff photographer at the George Eastman Museum, where she manages the studio and is in charge of digitization initiatives at the museum. Elizabeth is a member of the Rochester chapter of the Society for Imaging Sciences and Technology. She holds a Masters of Arts in Photographic Preservation and Collections Management from Ryerson University.

 

 

 

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