Digitization on a Budget

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Archives and libraries are seen as public hubs of information on demand. As expectations for digital information grows, it is imperative that archives and libraries strive to accommodate users' growing needs for effective online access, while ensuring the longevity of digitized and born-digital primary sources. There is still a struggle for digital access to archival and special collections; many factors, such as time, funds, and administrative support limit the digitization of archival collections. None of these things have to be a real hindrance to digital migration and preservation. In this presentation, we will explore "DIY" ways to establish a functioning digital archive, regardless of the size of your institution. Topics that will be covered include, but are not limited to recommended specifications for the digitization process, determining essential metadata for collections, and advocating for the development and growth of your digital repositories.


Presentation given at 2018 Louisiana Library Association Conference, March 9, 2018.

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