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Lyrasis Class: Introduction to Audio Visual Digitization

February 11, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

$100 – $125

Description: This class will enable students to create an outline of a digital project management plan for audio visual collections and understand the resources available for next steps. This class will cover the differences in Machine-based AV Collections, review the history of recording devices, and acknowledge preservation issues. Students leaving the class will have a solid understanding of digital audio and video files, modes of capture, best practice for digital audio and video, quality control procedures, storage and preservation issues.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Identify best practices for audio visual capture and conversion
  • Discuss quality control procedures
  • Plan for storage and preservation

Instructor: Leigh Grinstead

Leigh Grinstead has more than 20 years of experience working in museums, overseeing collections and conducting collection inventories. During her nearly half decade with the Collaborative Digitization Program (CDP) Leigh’s love of project management, grants work and administration has been well tested. She has extensive experience in digital projects. Her years working with museum collections gave her the drive to be a hands-on advocate for digitization, and her project management experience has allowed her to add discipline to the planning, budgeting, implementation and analysis stages of digitization projects. In addition, Leigh has been responsible for training many library and cultural heritage professionals in the use of digital technologies, including CONTENTdm. Leigh currently conducts in-person, as well as online courses. She has also managed National Endowment for Humanities and Institute for Museum and Library Services grants, including the Colorado Statewide Connecting to collections grant; and is consulting on three others. She is well versed in collaborative techniques and is an enthusiastic and highly skilled professional. LYRASIS is thrilled to have her on staff to support libraries, archives and others as they discover, share and experience the benefits of digitization.

Intended Audience: This class is ideal for those starting a digital project focused on audio visual collections.

Frequency: offered 3 times a year, Summer, Fall & Winter

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.

More information and registration.


February 11, 2016
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
$100 – $125


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