California Local History Digital Resources
Infopeople Workshop Series
In cooperation with The California Digital Library (CDL) and the California State Library LSTA Grants Program (CSL), Infopeople presents a three course, full-day digitization workshop series for representatives from libraries that received a FY2005/2006 LSTA 6-LHDRP grant. (A fourth course in the series is to be offered in 2006).
Attendance at sessions at either Northern or Southern California locations is mandatory for at least one digitization project manager/lead from each library that will be overseeing projects: a second, technical services lead staff member is also encouraged to attend.
This project is supported in whole or in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian.
This workshop will provide a general overview of all aspects of managing a digitization project, addressing issues that managers face as they implement their first digitization project. Topics covered include planning and policies, resource and staffing considerations, selecting projects and materials, process and workflow, digitization strategies (in-house or vendor), project sustainability, and marketing. Note: Participants are encouraged to bring any local strategic planning documents and grant descriptions that are appropriate.
This workshop, designed for non-technical project staff, provides an overview of the digitization process with special emphasis on techniques and standards that must be employed when reformatting cultural heritage collections. Students will be introduced to the California Digital Library's imaging guidelines as a baseline standard for implementation. Topics covered include: the scanning process, metadata and imaging standards, system architecture and integration, hardware and software selection, interface design, quality control, and project assessment. Note: though this is not a hands-on scanning session, participants may choose to bring a small selection of materials for discussion, and handheld calculators to use for in-class exercises.
This workshop will introduce general issues pertaining to the selection of materials for digitization, and copyright issues. Topics covered: introduction to basic copyright law and the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, including "fair use" and "public domain" issues; methods for assessing copyright status of materials; print/analog materials vs. digital materials; risk tolerance and management; capturing rights information in digital object metadata; and developing an institutional policy and rights management framework.
Each three-day series will be offered once in Northern California and once in Southern California on the following dates:
Northern California - San Francisco Public Library
August 1: Digitization Project Management
August 2: Digital Image Scanning
August 3: Copyright Issues for Digitization Projects
Southern California - Cerritos Library
August 8: Copyright Issues for Digitization Projects
August 9: Digitization Project Management
August 10: Digital Image Scanning
Check-in: 8:30 to 9 AM Instruction: 9 AM to 4:30 PM
To Register: Select a Location Select a Location Date and Time Instructor Note San Francisco Public Library - Computer Lab Mon Aug 1, 2005 at 9:00am Geri Bunker Ingram
3 Day Class Cerritos Public Library Mon Aug 8, 2005 at 9:00am Geri Bunker Ingram
3 Day Class
- Representative samples (4-5 pieces) for each type of material that you've selected for digitization (e.g., two black and white historical photos, two postcards, two posters, two diaries, etc). Include any additional pieces that you have copyright concerns about.
- Your grant application
- A calculator
- LHDRP Project Handbook (forthcoming)
- LHDRP Imaging Vendor Worksheet (forthcoming)
Registrants will also be emailed detailed instructions about how to prepare for the workshops.
Fees and Travel Costs:
- There are no registration fees for LSTA 6-LHDRP grant recipients.
- Participants are responsible for their own travel (including parking, etc.) and lodging arrangements. Lunch and refreshments are not provided. Libraries may choose to pay for travel costs from their individual grant funds.
Hotel information for the San Francisco area:
- Abigail Hotel, 246 McAllister St., (415) 861-9728
- Ramada Plaza, 1231 Market St., (415) 626-8000
- Western Inn, 121 7th St., (415) 626-0200
- Holiday Inn, Civic Center, (415) 626-6103
Hotel information for the Cerritos area:
- Comfort Inn, 12512 Pioneer Blvd, Norwalk (562) 868-3453
- Woodfin Suites, 5905 Corporate Ave, Cypress, (714) 828-4000
- Courtyard by Marriott, 5865 Katella Ave, Cypress, (714) 827-1010