Caring for Originals during Scanning Projects (SEFLIN)

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 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.

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

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.

Presented by: Alix Bentrud, Lyrasis

Staff from Florida libraries may register for this workshop at no charge. Priority will be given to SEFLIN members. Non-members will be placed on a waiting list and added as space permits after the registration deadline.

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