Free webinar: How to Host a Community Scanning Day, April 25, 2019 at 2 pm

DLG and Georgia HomePLACE are happy to announce the “How to Host a Community Scanning Day” webinar to be held April 25 at 2 pm. To register, go to

https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_kWW6V1W_Q_-bkQy_ZKJT6w.

As members of the cultural heritage community, we want our collections and activities to reflect all people in our communities. Hosting a community scanning day is an interactive, participatory way to collect–and digitize–memories from our communities and to document our own history. However, there are logistics to consider, including equipment selection, access and delivery systems for scanned content, and determining rights to view and disseminate information online. Join Becky Geller of the Northeast Document Conservation Center and three panelists (Poke, DeNiro, and Shull) who recently held successful community digitization events as they provide an overview of each of these tasks and to help you organize your next event.

Becky Geller, Preservation Specialist, Northeast Document Conservation Center
Geller joined the Preservation Services team at NEDCC in 2018 and provides preservation information and outreach, including assessments, consultations, training programs, and disaster assistance. A certified archivist, she has nearly 10 years of experience in public libraries.

Brenda Poku, Director, Director, Conyers-Rockdale Library System
Poku holds a BA in behavioral science from Lesley University and her MLIS from Drexel University. She brings over 30 years of corporate experience to the profession of librarianship, much of it in a variety of leadership roles that facilitated education, communication, research, evaluation, and training initiatives.

Elaine DeNiro, Archivist, Roswell Historical Society/City of Roswell
DeNiro is responsible for acquiring, processing, and providing public access to collections of historical significance pertaining to the city of Roswell and its environs.

Ashley Shull, Archives and Special Collections Coordinator at the Athens-Clarke County Library Heritage Room
Shull earned a BA in Literature and MA in Secondary Education from Georgia College and State University, and an MLIS from Valdosta State University. In her position, Shull works every day to preserve the history of the Athens-Clarke County community for future generations.

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WEBINAR: Revealing Hidden Collections: The Our Story Digitization Project at the Atlanta University Center | The Mechanics- Part 2

WEBINAR!

Revealing Hidden Collections:

The Our Story Digitization Project at the Atlanta University Center

The Mechanics- Part 2

Date: Tuesday, February 5, 2:00-3:00 pm EST

Cost: FREE to all

Speakers:

Aletha Moore, Digitization Project Manager, Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library

Chelly Tavss, Digitization Project Manager, Digital Library of Georgia

Christine Wiseman, Head Digital Services, Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library

To join:

https://us.bbcollab.com/guest/70ad0aee00d14e25bc61d97be07f2e96

Description: Beginning in 2017, Our Story is a two and a half year collaborative mass digitization project funded by the Council on Library and Information Resources. Partners include the Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library (AUC Woodruff Library), Morehouse College, Spelman College Archives and the Digital Library of Georgia. Through digital reformatting and a portal of publically accessible collections, this project intends to broaden access to historic publications, periodicals, theses and dissertations and photographs documenting the history of the Atlanta University Center, the largest consortium of Historically Black Colleges and Universities.

This session– part two in a series of three –will provide attendees with a deeper dive into the mechanics of implementing a complex project with multiple partners. Topics include writing the proposal, vendor selection, preparing collections for digitization, metadata creation, designing workflows and making the collections accessible. Speakers will focus on lessons learned and project management strategies that should be applicable to similar initiatives. The third webinar will focus on strategies for outreach, dissemination and incorporating content into curriculum. View the recording of the first webinar here.

This project is made possible with support from the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR). The webinar series is co-sponsored by the HBCU Library Alliance, the Digital Library of Georgia and the AUC Woodruff Library.

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