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Lyrasis Class: Caring for Originals during Digitization Projects

February 11, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

$75 – $100

Description: Are you planning a digitization process at your institution? Have you considered the preservation implications of such a project? It is important that the preservation concerns be included in the planning portion of digitization programs. This two-hour class will explore how digitization provides an opportunity to stabilize, re-house, and even repair the analog within your collections. We will discuss care and handling techniques before, during, and after scanning to ensure that the original objects are not damaged during the scanning process. The class will also discuss environmental controls, equipment guidelines, and the preservation issues that need to be considered before embarking on a digitization project.
Learning Outcomes:

By the end of this class participants will be able to:

  • Develop care and handling procedures for items being scanned
  • Design scanning stations with collection safety in mind
  • Select appropriate scanning equipment
  • Stabilize items prior to scanning

Instructor: Annie Peterson

Annie Peterson is the Preservation Services Librarian at LYRASIS. Since 2012, she was the Preservation Librarian at Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana. At Tulane she provided collection care services to the library’s varied general and special collections and was the principal investigator of an IMLS National Leadership Planning Grant for establishing collaborative preservation services in New Orleans. Annie received her MLIS from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where she worked in both preservation and conservation. She has also worked in preservation at Yale University, George Blood Audio and Video, and the University of California, Los Angeles.
Intended Audience: This class is designed for staff members who are considering or implementing digitization projects for paper, photographs and books in academic, public, and special libraries, archives, and historical societies. It is assumed that the original materials will not be destroyed in the digitization process.
Frequency: offered 3 times a year, Winter, Spring & Fall

This class is funded in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Division of Preservation and Access.

Registrations for this class must be received at least 48 hours before the class date. This class is designed for individual participation; each individual must register.

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February 11, 2016
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
$75 – $100
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