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Course on digitization

From: Amy Maroso <maroso>
Date: Wednesday, July 14, 2004
"Basics and Beyond"
Digitization Fundamentals On-line Course

Upcoming courses will be held:
    August 2-20, 2004
    November 1-19, 2004
More courses will be offered in 2005

The Illinois Digitization Institute at the University of Illinois
Library at Urbana-Champaign, through a National Leadership Grant
from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, is offering a
3-week web-based course entitled Digitization Fundamentals.  Course
participants will engage in on-line discussions, solve real world
digitization problems, and be able to apply the knowledge learned to
their own digitization projects.  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 course will also include guest experts in the areas of
digitization and preservation from libraries, museums, and archives.

Cost for one 3-week course is $200.00 per person.  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, please visit
<URL:> or contact:

    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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