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Match That Photo! Embracing Analog Methods to Enhance Digital Collections
Online Northwest (2015)
  • Erin Passehl-Stoddart, University of Idaho

When creating digital collections, different methods and workflows may be considered depending on the size, amount of metadata, and who will be staffing parts of the digitization process. Feeling overwhelmed with 500+ photographs with minimal metadata, I employed an analog tactic: playing a card matching game with printed photographs. Through matching, metadata was enhanced and locations identified more efficiently than staring at a computer screen. This lightning talk will present alternative ways to employ visual literacy tactics to provide a creative, fun way to involve students and staff in creating and enhancing large digital collections.

  • digital collections,
  • students,
  • visual literacy,
  • metadata,
  • workflows
Publication Date
February, 2015
Citation Information
Erin Passehl-Stoddart. "Match That Photo! Embracing Analog Methods to Enhance Digital Collections" Online Northwest (2015)
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