Thursday, October 22, 2015

Useful Self-Guided Curriculum for Digitization

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DPLA is adding a self-guided curriculum for digitization
The Digital Public Library of America welcomed Wisconsin and three other states to be Service Hubs to its platform recently. Now is the time for public libraries in Wisconsin to look at the best ways to digitize collections that represent its community. The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) collaborated with Digital Commonwealth, Digital Library of Georgia, Minnesota Digital Library, Montana Memory Project, and Mountain West Digital Library to produce an easy to follow self-
guided curriculum for public libraries to digitize collections. The curriculums are organized in the following areas:

Each area consists of a video presentation, and slides w/ notes in PowerPoint and PDF. There are many organizations that can provide guidance with digitization to public libraries, including Recollection Wisconsin as acting Service Hub. This self-guided curriculum is another resource for libraries to use to help get their local collections digitized according to the proper standards.

Written by:
Ryan Claringbole, Public Library Development Team