Digitization-in-a-Day: The Basics

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This in-person workshop covers the same content featured in our recent Digitization Basics webinar series and provides a solid overview of how to plan, execute, and assess a digitization project.  If you’re new to digitization or are still thinking about how to get started, this session will lay the groundwork you need to create a successful project.  Our workshop leaders will walk through all the pieces you need to think about, from factors to consider before you make your first scan, to the steps (and tools) required for completing archival quality scans, to storage and organization options that provide the best access for your users.  Attendees to this session will have the opportunity to

  • Learn how to define a project’s scope and goals (including factors like costs and funding options)
  • Discuss the selection and preparation of materials for digitization (including potential roadblocks)
  • Examine a variety of tools and options for digitization (including details of creating an archival-quality scan like resolution, bit depth, and file types)
  • Explore access and storage issues (including the importance of metadata)
  • Talk about assessing the success of a project and planning for the future


October 10th, 2019 10:00 AM   through   2:00 PM
1500 West Lane Ave.
Columbus, 43221-3975
United States
Phone: 1-800-686-8975
Event Fee(s)
Event Fee(s)
OhioNET members $ 45.00
Non-members $ 90.00
Webinar Event
Webinar Key
Archived Webinar Link
Event Details
Presenter Name Jenni Salamon (Ohio History Connection) & Lily Birkhimer (Ohio History Connection)
Presenter Background

Jenni Salamon is the 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.


Lily Birkhimer is the Digital Projects Coordinator at the Ohio History Connection. She manages content and outreach for Ohio Memory, handles reproduction requests and permissions for digital materials, and coordinates short and long-term digitization projects. Lily has a BA in French Language and Literature from The Ohio State University, an MLIS from Kent State University, and a Digital Archives Specialist Certificate from the Society of American Archivists.

Training Track Preservation & Access
Who Should Attend Library staff who are new to (or have an interest in) developing digitization projects
CE Contact Hours 3

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