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Digitization Basics 102: Intermediate Scanning and Metadata

  • Digitization
  • Webinar
  • 1 CE Hour


This series focuses on the nuts and bolts of digitizing: scanning and metadata. It is designed so those with no digitization experience can start with Digitization Basics 101 and follow along through the entire series, while more experienced users can jump in with Digitization Basics 102 or 103. Each session will feature a different style of scanner and ways to apply metadata to make the most of your digital collections.

Digitization Basics 102 expands on the basics presented in Digitization Basics 101 and focuses on technical specifications for scanning, using open-book scanners, and more complex metadata fields.

We will review:

  • Scanning standards and best practices
  • Choosing the right type of scanner for your project
  • Dublin Core metadata

Attendees will learn about:

  • Technical specifications for scanning (including resolution and bit-depth)
  • Using open-book scanners
  • File naming tips for ongoing projects
  • More complex Dublin Core metadata (subject headings, time period, format, extent, type, source, rights)

Who Should Attend

Library staff working with local history materials, those looking to start a digitization project or program, or anyone with an interest in the topic.


Photo of Katy Scullin

Katy Scullin Ohio Memory Program Coordinator - Ohio History Connection

Photo of Ashely Rodriguez

Ashely Rodriguez Digital Projects Coordinator - Ohio History Connection