K. Matthew Dames & Jill Hurst-Wahl on Digitization at SLA Annual Meeting
This post provides supplementary material to a workshop led by K. Matthew Dames and Jill Hurst-Wahl.
The workshop, the “Digitization Essentials Workshop,” will thoroughly discuss the management of digitization programs. The workshop is being offered as part of the 2006 SLA Annual Conference in Baltimore, MD. The two-day workshop takes place on June 10-11, 2006.
K. Matthew Dames is editor of CopyCense, an online journal that reports on digital media. Jill Hurst-Wahl is the president of Hurst Associates, Ltd. and the editor of Digitization 101. Interested participants can register online or at the conference site.
If you are interested in starting a digitization program, or arranging for a strategy session with either Mr. Dames or Ms. Hurst-Wahl, please contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Digitization is much more than converting a physical or analog object into its digital equivalent: it is about efficiently repurposing crucial information resources to improve an organization’s retention and use of business intelligence. Yet most digitization projects are doomed from the start because the focus is on the conversion process instead of other, critical pre-scanning issues such as selection criteria, preservation of original documents, metadata creation, software and hardware concerns; integration into existing systems; and legal issues.
Participants in this pre-conference workshop will be introduced to some of the critical issues every organization must consider when they approach a digitization project, and will be engaged with on exercises and simulations that discuss and analyze real-world situations. In particular, these two, half-day morning sessions will provide participants with a firm conceptual understanding of the life cycle of a digitization project, which will allow them both to investigate their own projects more critically, and move from working on a single project to creating an ongoing digitization program. The lecturers also will provide an update on the status of the world’s most famous digitization project: the Google Print Library Project.
- K. Matthew Dames & Jill Hurst-Wahl. Digitization Essentials Workshop. (.pdf, 820 KB) Presented at SLA Annual Meeting & Conference. June 10-11, 2006.
Supplementary Materials: Websites
- Seso Digital LLC. CopyCense. (Ed. K. Matthew Dames) (See also: CopyCense Digitization Archive)
- Hurst Associates Ltd. Digitization 101. (Ed. Jill Hurst-Wahl)
- Cornell University Library. Moving Theory Into Practice: Digital Imaging Tutorial.
- Digitizationblog (Ed. Mark Jordan)
- Digitize Everything. (Ed. Michael Yunkin)
- DigitalKoans. (Ed. Charles W. Bailey Jr.)
- D-Lib Magazine (Corporation for National Research Initiatives)
- File Formats Blog. (Ed. Gary McGath)
- Peter B. Hirtle. Copyright Term and the Public Domain in the United States. Cornell Copyright Information Center. Jan. 1, 2006.
- OCLC. Digitization & Preservation Online Resource Center.
- Society of American Archivists. A Guide to Deeds of Gift. Undated.
- Tape Transcription Center. Digital Recording: Here to Stay. Undated.
- The Ten Thousand Year Blog. (Ed. David Mattison)
- University of Buffalo’s UBdigit. UBdigit Conditions of Use. No date.
- University of California at San Diego. diglet. (Ed. Jim Jacobs)
Supplementary Materials: Articles, Guides & Papers
- James Currall and Peter McKinney. Investing in Value: A Perspective on Digital Preservation. D-Lib. Apr. 2006.
- K. Matthew Dames. “Associations’ Silence on Google Book Search Is Not Golden.” Online. March/April 2006.
- K. Matthew Dames. Demystifying Fair Use. CopyCense. March 2, 2006.
- Mary Sue Coleman. Google, the Khmer Roge and the Public Good (Address to the Professional/Scholarly Publishing Division of the Association of American Publishers). (.pdf, 180 KB) Feb. 6, 2006.
- K. Matthew Dames. Library Schools & the Copyright Knowledge Gap. Information Today. February 2006.
- K. Matthew Dames. Library Copying in the Digital Age. Copycense. Jan. 31, 2006.
- Paul Ganley. Google Book Search: Fair Use, Fair Dealing and the Case for Intermediary Copying. Social Science Research Network. Jan. 13, 2006.
- John Blau. IBM Expert Warns of Short Life Span for Burned CDs. InfoWorld. Jan. 10, 2006.
- Jonathan Band. The Google Library Project: The Copyright Debate. (.pdf) ALA Office for Intellectual Property Policy. January 2006.
- Robin Jeweler. The Google Book Search Project: Is Online Indexing a Fair Use Under Copyright Law? (.pdf, 37 KB) Congressional Research Service. Dec. 28, 2005.
- Siva Vaidhyanathan. A Risky Gamble With Google. Sivacracy.net. Nov. 28, 2005.
- CDP Digital Audio Working Group. Digital Audio Best Practices, version 2.0. (.pdf) November 2005.
- Jonathan Band. The Authors Guild v. The Google Print Library Project. LLRX.com. Oct. 15, 2005.
- K. Matthew Dames. Google Shouldn’t Punt on Litigation. CopyCense. Oct. 4, 2005.
- Jonathan Band. The Google Print Library Project: A Copyright Analysis. (.pdf, 174 KB) Policybandwidth.com. August 2005.
- Peter B. Hirtle. Digital Preservation and Copyright. Copyright & Fair Use/Stanford University Libraries. No date.
- Mary Minow. Library Digitization Projects: U.S. Copyrighted Works That Have Expired into the Public Domain. LibraryLaw.com. April 15, 2004.
- Melissa Smith Levine. Overview of Legal Issues for Digitization. Northeast Document Conservation Center. April 9, 2004.
- National Information Standards Organization. A Framework of Guidance for Building Good Digital Collections, 2d. Ed. 2004.
- June M. Besek. Copyright Issues Relevant to the Creation of a Digital Archive: A Preliminary Assessment. Council on Library and Information Resources. June 2003.
- Western States Digital Standards Group. Western States Digital Imaging Best Practices Version 1.0. (.pdf) January 2003.
- Mary Minow. Library Digitization Projects and Copyright. LLRX.com. June 28, 2002.
- National Initiative for a Networked Cultural Heritage (NINCH). The NINCH Guide to Good Practice in the Digital Representation and Management of Cultural Heritage Materials. October 2002.
- Stuart D. Lee. Digitization: Is It Worth It? Computers in Libraries. May 2001.
- Maxine K. Sitts, Editor. Handbook for Digital Projects: A Management Tool for Preservation and Access. Northeast Document Conservation Center. 2000.
- Franziska Frey. File Formats for Digital Masters. Digital Library Federation. 2000.
- Abby Smith. Why Digitize? Council on Library and Information Resources. February 1999.
- Harvard University. Selection for Digitizing: A Decision Making Matrix. (.pdf) 1997.
- Tony Gill, et al. (Murtha Baca, Ed.) Introduction to Metadata: Pathways to Digital Information, version 2.1. Getty Research Institute. Undated.
CopyCense™: The law, business, and technology of digital content. A business venture of Seso Digital LLC.