The Process of a Completed Digitization Project: Ingest
As physical archival materials age and begin to degrade, there is a push to digitize for further access so that the originals can be better preserved. By making digital collections available online, scholarship is made more widely known. This workshop covers the process of completing successful digitization projects. The presentations will include selecting and evaluating materials to digitize, scanning and appropriate formats, ingesting digital surrogates for accessibility, storage and preservation, and copyright issues for digitized materials. Through lecture and discussion, participants will gain insight into what digitization projects entail so they can expand on their institutions' digitization programs. They will be exposed to best practices for scanning and examples of institutions' successful projects.
Key, C. & Conlin, W. The Process of a Completed Digitization Project: Ingest. Preconference workshop at 2018 Louisiana Library Association Conference, Alexandria, LA, March 7, 2018.