Digitization Best Practices

Self-Guided Curriculum for Digitization

This self-guided curriculum is another resource for libraries to use to help get their local collections digitized according to the proper standards.
DPLA is adding a self-guided curriculum for digitization
On August 28, 2015, the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) welcomed Wisconsin and three other states to be Service Hubs to its platform recently.
Now is the time for public libraries in Wisconsin to look at the best ways to digitize collections that represent its community.
The DPLA collaborated with Digital Commonwealth, Digital Library of Georgia, Minnesota Digital Library, Montana Memory Project, and Mountain West Digital Library to produce an easy to follow self-guided curriculum for public libraries to digitize collections.
There are many organizations that can provide guidance with digitization to public libraries, including Recollection Wisconsin as acting Service Hub.

Source: Ryan Claringbole, Public Library Development Team, October 22, 2015

WiLSWorld 2015 Digitization Workshop

Digitization Basics for Archives and Special Collections – Part 1: Select and Scan

Michael Edmonds, Deputy Administrator, Division of Library-Archives, Wisconsin Historical Society


Copyright Considerations (PDF)

Josh Hickman, Digital Resources Librarian, Beloit College


Digitization Cheat Sheet (PDF)

Scanning Methods (PDF)

Emily Pfotenhauer, Recollection Wisconsin Program Manager,  WiLS

Digitization Basics (slides)

Digitization Basics for Archives and Special Collections – Part 2: Store and Share

Catherine Phan, Metadata Librarian, University of Wisconsin Digital Collections Center
Jesse Henderson, Digital Services Librarian,  University of Wisconsin Digital Collections Center
Steven Dast, Digital Asset Librarian, University of Wisconsin Digital Collections Center

UWDCC Standard Workflow for Digitization and Archiving (PDF)

Bradley Shipps, Continuing Education and Outreach Librarian, Outagamie Waupaca Library System

Infosoup Memory Project Metadata Template (PDF)

Jessica Williams, Library Director, Mount Horeb Public Library

Digitization: A Way to Connect with Community (slides)



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