Meeting Archive:
Getting Started with Digitization: An Introduction for Libraries

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Meeting Description:
Do you have special collections that need to be digitized? Digitization projects can be a big undertaking, but the key to success is in the planning process. Libraries must consider content selection, scanning processes, copyright, and making content available for public use.

In this webinar, collaborators from the Digital Public Library of America's Public Library Partnerships Project will help participants think through the digitization of their archives. Using a free, online curriculum developed as part of the project, they will share tips and ideas to consider when planning the who, what, when, where, how, and why of a digital project. They will also discuss feedback from the beginners who have been through their training program.
This webinar will be recorded and archived on the TechSoup for Libraries website. Please register for this webinar to receive an email notification when the archive is available.
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Date: Wed, Feb 17, 2016
Time: 11:00 AM PST
Duration: 1 hour
Host(s): Crystal Schimpf
 Presenter Information
Franky Abbott
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Franky Abbott works as a project manager for the Digital Public Library of America, a national digital library that provides access to digital materials from libraries, archives and museums across the United States. She runs education, training, and curation projects for DPLA, including the Gates Foundation-funded Public Library Partnerships Project, which taught public library beginners digital skills.

Jennifer Birnel
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Jennifer Birnel is the Director of the Montana Memory Project.  She formerly served as the trainer for the Broadband Technologies Opportunities Program (BTOP) Technology Trainer for the Montana State Library. She taught middle school for 12 years, holds a BA in communications and a master’s degree in literacy. Jennifer is an avid reader of fiction, particularly mysteries.  She also likes to camp, kayak, snorkel, and scuba when the weather permits.

Sarah Hawkins
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Sarah Hawkins is the Resource Librarian at East Central Regional Library, which services 6 counties with 14 library locations plus outreach service in East Central Minnesota.  She has a BA in History from the College of St. Benedict and a MS in Library and Information Science from Drexel University.  She is passionate about connecting patrons to information, and her role as DPLA Community Rep allows her to showcase the freely accessible digital collections from across America.

Crystal Schimpf
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Crystal is a librarian and trainer with a passion for program design and digital literacy. She has worked on training projects with the Colorado State Library, Infopeople, the Urban Libraries Council, and the Public Library Association. In addition to her work at TechSoup, she is the founder of Kixal, where she creates innovative training experiences for libraries and nonprofits.