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Course on digitization

From: Amy Maroso <maroso>
Date: Monday, June 7, 2004
"Basics and Beyond" Digitization Fundamentals On-line and Hands-on

The Illinois Digitization Institute at the University of Illinois
Library at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), through a National Leadership
Grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, is offering
a new digitization training opportunity.  It is a 3-week web-based
course followed by a 2-day, intensive hands-on workshop which will
take place at the UIUC campus.  Course participants will use the
on-line course time to engage in on-line discussions, solve real
world digitization problems, and do readings on various aspects of
the digitization process.  Once the on-line portion is complete,
participants will travel to the UIUC campus for two days to work
hands-on with scanners, digital cameras, and other image capture
devices, plus they will create metadata, work with digital imaging
and image management software.

The course will be directed towards participants from libraries,
museums, archives, and other institutions who are seeking in-depth
digitization instruction to work with cultural heritage materials.
Discussions and assignments will focus on the following topics:

    *   Benefits and costs of digitization projects

    *   Issues involved with designing and evaluating digitization
        projects, and goal-setting

    *   Selection of materials for digitization

    *   Determining the best way to digitize a collection and make
        it accessible to the target audience

    *   Planning issues including: budgeting, workflow, copyright,
        storage, and preservation

    *   Metadata: best practices and creation

    *   Evaluating, selecting, and purchasing digitization equipment

    *   Basic scanning and image manipulation

    *   Delivery and access of digital images

The workshop will also include guest experts in the areas of
digitization and preservation.

Upcoming courses will be held:

    July 5-23, 2004 with the 2-day workshop on July 26-27, 2004

    September 13-October 1 with the 2-day workshop on October 4-5,

Additional courses will be offered in 2005

Cost for the course is $300.00 per person, plus travel,
accommodations, and per diem for the 2-day workshop.  Illinois
cultural heritage associations may be able to qualify for a
scholarship to cover the cost of the course.

To learn more about the "Basics and Beyond" digitization course
series and available scholarships or to register for the course,
please visit <URL:> or

    Amy Maroso, Project Coordinator
    452 Grainger Engineering Library Information Center
    1301 W. Springfield Ave.
    Urbana IL  61801
    Fax: 217-244-7764
    maroso [at] uiuc__edu

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