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To provide a collaborative forum for discussion about digital collections and related topics, including how academic and research libraries create digital collections, make them accessible as data, and support the creation of digital collections by faculty and students.

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LJA Course: Getting Started With Digital Image Collections

  • 1.  LJA Course: Getting Started With Digital Image Collections

    Posted Apr 19, 2022 10:00 AM

    Hi all,

    Here is an upcoming Library Juice Academy course.

    Getting Started With Digital Image Collections

    Dates: May 2 - May 29
    Instructor: Beth Knazook
    Credits: 1.5 CEUs or 15 PDHs
    Price: $200.00

    This course is primarily aimed at librarians who are new to managing special image collections and who wish to learn more about beginning a digitization program. Through readings, individual exercises, and class discussions, students will develop an understanding of the following key components of digitization project planning: evaluation and preparation of resources, building sustainable workflows and storage environments, and usability assessment. In the first part of the course, students will become familiar with current research into the behaviors and attitudes of image-seekers, and they will develop a broad understanding of how different metadata standards for libraries, archives and museums record and present information to the end user. In the following weeks, we will discuss basic steps for creating and preserving digital images, such as choosing an appropriate scanning resolution, file naming, and devising scale-appropriate storage methods. Students will evaluate various strategy and planning documents in order to develop goals for their projects, and will be given examples of workflows that can be customized for their own use. The focus will be on providing access to collections that are being digitized from analogue materials, but will also have applications to born-digital collections.

    Course goals:

    • Increase understanding of current environment for digital images
    • Experience digital collections from the user perspective, evaluating their goals and needs
    • Learn planning techniques and strategies for implementing a digitization program
    • Evaluate various approaches and standards to metadata, understand metadata interoperability
    • Learn the standard sizes, formats and techniques for scanning images

    For a list of all of the courses being offered next month, please go to:

    Library Juice Academy
    P.O. Box 188784
    Sacramento, CA 95818
    Tel. (916) 905-0291
    Fax (916) 415-5446 


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