Meeting name

Library and Information Technology Association 10th National Forum

Meeting location

Denver, CO

Document Type

Poster

Publication Date

10-6-2007

Description

Many institutions are feeling pressure to embark on digitization projects to provide greater access and visibility to their unique materials. Digitization initiatives have numerous benefits, but they can also drain staff time and resources if they are not planned and prioritized well. As new librarians are hired into increasingly technical entry-level positions, they are often expected to contribute to or lead digitization projects requiring a diverse skill set. Learn five key tips to help recent grads and new digital project managers to avoid pitfalls. Topics will include: the importance of the planning process, involving key people at the right time, never underestimating the challenges of metadata, learning to love the tools at hand (the CONTENTdm digital media management system will be discussed), and successfully launching a completed project.

Keywords

Academic libraries; Digital libraries; Digital preservation; Library materials--Digitization; Project management

Disciplines

Archival Science | Cataloging and Metadata | Collection Development and Management | Interpersonal and Small Group Communication | Library and Information Science

Comments

Presented at: Library and Information Technology Association 10th National Forum. Marriott City Center, Denver

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