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Digital Conversion Interest Group

Saturday, June 29, 2013
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm, US/Central

ALCTS PARS Digital Conversion Interest Group
McCormick Place Convention Center (Room N426a)

The session will focus on digital conversion projects at Northwestern University and at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. As with previous sessions, we'll end this meeting with some guidelines for small and mid-sized institutions.

Betsy Kruger, Head of the Digital Content Creation Unit at the University of Illinois, will present on a project to photograph and create 3-D interactive models of rare musical instruments in their Sousa Archives, Center for American Music. The talk will focus on workflow issues, imaging equipment and software, file formats, and the Java viewer.

Carolyn Caizzi, Assistant Head of Digital Collections at Northwestern University, will discuss the NUL digital production team's use of FADGI and GoldenThread/DICE software in its digital imaging workflow. Caizzi will address the process the team used to evaluate scanners, providing information about the diagnostic tests that were performed, the process of identifying samples, and the sequencing tests used. The FADGI guidelines, and GoldenThread/DICE software allowed NUL to improve their digital image collections and workflow.

Stefan Elnabli, Moving Image and Sound Preservation Specialist in the Digital Collections department at Northwestern University Library, will address the life of an audiovisual reformatting project, from assessment and inventory, through digitization, preservation, and access. He will focus on two collections, one audio, and one film, and will describe the process of choosing standards and workflows within institutional limitations.

David Mindel, Digital Collections and University Repository Librarian from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, will conclude with advice for smaller institutions.

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