Infopeople Distance Ed Workshop: Managing Your Digitization Project
Lori Bowen Ayre
LBAyre at galecia.com
Fri Jan 10 21:02:24 EST 2003
Infopeople announces Managing Your Digitization Project, an online distance
education course available to anyone working in or for a California library.
This workshop is Part One of a three part Digitization Series produced by
Infopeople with sponsorship from the California Digital Library and Online
Archive of California. Parts Two and Three of the Digitization Series,
scheduled to begin in March, will be "Scanning for Preservation and Access"
and "Metadata and Record-Building." Courses in this series may be taken
individually; each course covers different material.
Part One is a four week distance learning workshop and Parts Two and Three
are one-day, hands-on workshops. These workshops are designed to help
California libraries develop and implement digitization projects, including
projects funded through LSTA grants administered by the State Library of
Title: Managing Your Digitization Project (distance learning course)
Dates: Tuesday, February 4, 2003 -- Tuesday, March 4, 2003
To register for this workshop: Use the online registration form at
**How do I staff my digitization project?
**How long will the project take?
**What equipment will I need?
**What standards do I need to meet?
**How will I know if my project was a success?
This online course is intended to address all the important issues that are
faced by first-time managers of digitization projects. It will provide an
overview of every step in the process, from setting selection criteria to
establishing an effective workflow to project evaluation.
Workshop Description: This four-week workshop will be taught via distance
education using the Web. It consists of four one-and-a-half to two-hour
modules. You can work on each module at your own pace, at any hour of the
day or night. However, you will be expected to login to the course each week
to do that week's assignment.
This distance education course will cover best practices for managing
project workflow, metadata and imaging standards, hardware and software
selection, systems integration, end-user interface design,
marketing and evaluation.
During the course you will be doing exercises and taking quizzes. You will
also participate in online discussion forums as part of the distance
learning process. When you register, you will receive the URL to get to the
course and a username and password in your registration confirmation.
Managing Your Digitization Project will start on February 4, 2003 and be
available until March 18, 2003. We ask that you log in sometime during the
first week of the course to begin the course work.
Topics to be Covered: Using your Web browser and your Internet connection
you will login to the Infopeople Blackboard distance education site and
learn in the following areas:
Module One: Standards and procedures for digital image selection and
--Benchmarks for evaluating your project's success
--Selecting and organizing items to be digitized
--Scanning standards and equipment
--Rights, licenses and permissions
Module Two: Standards and procedures for creating and managing metadata
--File naming and directory structures
--Describing the items - descriptive, administrative and technical metadata
--Choosing a system to produce your digital objects: a database, your
vendor's image management module or a digital asset management product
Module Three: Workflow Procedure
--Defining and assigning tasks
--Working with vendors
--Establishing a workflow process and tracking system
--Establishing quality control procedures
--Cost monitoring and control
Module Four: Creating and Promoting Public Access to your Digital Collection
--Steps in creating a Web site
--Preparing your submission to Online Archive of California
--Promotion - to your community and beyond
--Documenting your project's success
Workshop Instructor: Trudy Levy. Trudy founded a consulting business called
Image Integration to advise on the development of digital image collections
and to provide the necessary training. Her client base initially was private
business ventures, but over the years it has expanded to include library
collections at universities and museums. Her work with libraries brought her
to the Visual Resource Association where she has been active at the local
and national level and is currently VRA's Membership Chair.
Who Should Attend: Anyone in a California library who is involved in
management of a digitization project or who wants to learn more about the
actual work involved in creating a digital collection.
Prerequisites: This course is taught over the Web. You must:
--have an Internet connection and Internet Explorer 5 or higher. (Some of
the quiz functions do not work properly in Netscape.)
--be able to save a file to your computer and print it out using Microsoft
Word or a compatible Word processing program.
--be comfortable navigating on the Web and going back and forward in a Web
site that uses frames.
--be familiar with directory structures and computer file management
If you are not comfortable with any of the above, please consider taking
this course with a buddy who does meet these requirements.
Fee: There is a $75.00 fee for this workshop.
Infopeople's grant funding restricts participation in distance education
courses to individuals currently working in California libraries.
Logistics: The particular distance education product that Infopeople uses is
called Blackboard. The Blackboard software is loaded on the Infopeople
server; you do not have to install anything on your
computer. You need only have a Web browser to access these courses. Managing
Your Digitization Project Distance Learning Online Course is an
instructor-led course; that is, an instructor will be available to interact
with individual participants, review and comment on assignments, and monitor
the discussion board.
To view a complete list of Infopeople workshops and for general information
about Infopeople training opportunities, go to the main Infopeople Workshops
page at http://infopeople.org/workshops/
If you have questions about registration or scheduling of workshops, please
contact Linda Rodenspiel, the Infopeople Project Assistant, at
assist at infopeople.org or by phone at 650-578-9685.
Lori Bowen Ayre
Infopeople Technology Manager
The Galecia Group
15 Old Creek Road
Petaluma, CA 94952
LBAyre at galecia.com
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