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Class: Digitization for Small Institutions

Participants will learn about starting a digitization program. The first session covers the basics of project planning, equipment selection, digitization preparation, care and during digitization. The second session covers technical information relevant to getting started with digitization, such as metadata, file format selection, compression, and more. The class also covers quality control, access, and touches […]

Class: DAMS for LAMS, Selecting a Digital Asset Management System for your Library, Archive, or Museum

This class will introduce participants to the basics of digital asset management systems (DAMS) for digital collections. DAMS will be defined, and criteria for choosing a DAMS will be outlined and discussed. Related systems, such as content management systems, will also be briefly covered, to clarify differences between DAMS and other systems. The session will […]

Class: Introduction to OpenRefine

OpenRefine is a free, open source, powerful tool for working with messy data. Using an interface similar to that of a spreadsheet, it allows for the quick exploration of large datasets using features such as faceting and filtering. But where it really shines is in helping fix inconsistencies in your data, such as differences in […]