Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Good News at Work
This training is perfect for me because in my job I have been active in digitizing materials from the archives. I recently completed scanning the entire run of the university's employee newsletters. Prior to that I wrote a successful digitization proposal to have a university magazine published 1977-1992 added to the Internet Archive. Currently, I am working on scanning the student newspaper collection. Many of these newspapers are worn, yellowed, and in fragile condition. I wear white cotton gloves when handling them and treat everything as gently as possible. Once the materials are scanned, I upload them to our digital collections and institutional repository so they can be viewed freely online. I would like to know more about best practices for digitizing library collections.
Having the chance to share what I learn with others makes this training even more appealing to me. As regular readers know, I started a masters degree in Communication Studies this past year. One of my main goals in taking up this study was to seek out opportunities to hone my presentation and public speaking skills. I never knew an opportunity would come along this soon, but now it has, and I'm going to make the most of it.
If you'd like to learn more about this digital preservation training program, you can read about it on the Library of Congress website.