Scaling Down to Scale Up: Streamlining Production for Mass Digitization Efforts
Departments looking to increase their digitization efforts from start-up project mode to a maturing digital library program may encounter growing pains when it comes to reformatting and metadata production. Librarians from the University of Iowa's Digital Library Services department will facilitate discussion about trade-offs and lessons learned associated with scaling up digital collection work.
This preconference also will feature curators' perspectives on the shift to a more comprehensive scanning treatment of archival collections and how this impacts scholars' experience. Included in this presentation are tips for scaling up production through a collection-based approach, from practical tips on batch cataloging in a spreadsheet to a conceptual reorganization of digital collections to incorporate archival principles of hierarchical description.
Greg Prickman, Nicole Saylor, Mark F. Anderson, and Jen Wolfe. "Scaling Down to Scale Up: Streamlining Production for Mass Digitization Efforts" 2010 Midwest CONTENTdm Users Group Meeting. Iowa City, IA. Jan. 2010.
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