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A205 Digitizing Archives: Pecha Kucha Panel

Tuesday, April 9, 2013
4:15 PM 5:00 PM
, Public Services Archivist, Vanderbilt University
, Digital Preservation Project Coordinator, Library Of Congress
, Director, ResCarta Foundation
, Librarian, Wayne State University

This fast-paced session shares a large amount of information about digitizing archives, preserving personal and local history, and more. Gray provides tips on digitizing an archive of 50,000 photographs of art objects created in Europe during the 13th through 20th centuries. Ashenfelder discusses the challenges facing the general public regarding the proper preservation of their digital stuff and shares best practices for preservation that are in line with institutional digital preservation. Sarnowski describes tools and techniques for creating local history online, including photos, journals, oral histories (audio) using standard formats and LC metadata. Putt looks at the digitization and archival efforts and their benefit for researchers in the recent history of the Woody Guthrie archives.

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