In Fall 2020 the Connecticut State Historical Records Advisory Board and Conservation Connection presented, Busting the Myths of Digitization, with a grant from the National Historic Publications & Records Commission.
You can access the class, videos, and resource materials by going to the Google Classroom page and requesting access - https://classroom.google.com/u/2/c/MTQwODczMzM4MzI0
Here is a summary of the class:
Digitization is the buzz word these days. Many museums, historical societies and libraries are scanning their collections, but how usable and discoverable is the final product? This webinar series will teach you the best way to digitize your collections and share them online.
Part 1: “The 5 Myths of Digitization,” presented by Donia Conn, archival consultant and conservator. This video addresses the most common mistakes made by institutions as they begin digitizing their collections and how to avoid them.
Part 2: Select it! Michael Lotstein, Archivist, Yale University will share guidelines on how to select items for digitization that people want to see.
Part 3: Scan it! Christine Pittsley, Connecticut State Library, will demonstrate how to digitize archival materials using best standards and practices. Program participants will scan along and be able to ask questions during this live demonstration event.
Part 4: Name it! Christine Pittsley, Connecticut State Library, will help participants create and edit metadata in real time to find and identify their scanned materials.
Part 5: Share it! Learn new and innovative ways of sharing high-resolution scans of your archival materials via databases, social media, video, etc. Presented by Maggie Dimock, Curator, Greenwich Historical Society; Diane Lee, Connecticut Collections; Melissa Houston, Education Director, Keeler Tavern Museum; and Megan Olver, Manager of Membership & Annual Fund, Hill-Stead Museum.