OhioNET: Digitization Basics – Tools and Techniques (Session 2)

Digitization is a process that relies heavily on technology and there are plenty of options, depending on scope and desired outcomes of a project. In the second session of the Digitization Basics series, we’ll discuss various tools (from scanners to digital camera and more) and the basic steps for completing quality scans (from selecting and preparing materials to resolution and file type options). Special attention will be given to newspaper digitization projects, due their fragile nature and the complexity of the copyright issues involved.

Attendees will have the opportunity to…

  • Learn about the variety of scanners available and which types of projects work best with each
  • Discuss options based on cost and project scope, including outsourcing
  • Explore what to consider as you prepare for digitization
  • Delve into the details of creating an archival-quality scan including resolution, bit depth, and file types

The event will be held on September 17th, 2020 from 2:30 to 4:00 PM. For more information, please go to https://www.ohionet.org/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=585.  When registering, select Kent State – iSchool as the organization. (Registration is free for iSchool students).

The session will be led by Jenni Salamon, Unit Manager for Digitization at the Ohio History Connection. She manages Ohio Memory and the Ohio History Connection’s digitization and microfilming programs, including the Ohio Digital Newspaper Program. She also coordinates and provides outreach and training on digitization and related topics, with a particular focus on newspaper preservation, digitization and research. Jenni has a BA in English from Ohio University, an MLIS from Kent State University, and a Digital Archives Specialist Certificate from the Society of American Archivists.

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