Digitization 101: In-House vs Outsourcing and Quality Control


Event details

The Digitization 101 webinar series is a national education program of the Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts provided with support from grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the William Penn Foundation.

Digitization 101 is a series of focused webinars that highlight specific topics related to digitization project planning and completion. Topics include prioritization of collections, metadata and file specifications, equipment selection, and more. Each webinar is intended to be 15 - 20 minutes and presented weekly through July (registration required). Sessions are recorded in order to be viewed as a series or according to specific subject relevant to you.

The fifth webinar in Digitization 101 combines two related topics: Determining where to conduct your digitization project and maintaining quality control. This session discusses the pros and cons of digitizing in-house at your institution vs. outsourcing the project, what to look for in a vendor, and how to establish a quality control program.

About the Speaker:

Maggie Downing, Manager of Digital Imaging, CCAHA

As Manager of Digital Imaging, Maggie Downing is responsible for assessing and tracking imaging projects at CCAHA. These include single document scans, the digitization of full books and special collections, and printed facsimiles of fragile materials. She meets with clients to evaluate digitizing options, provides estimates and proposals, and assists with image processing.

Maggie joined the staff in 2018 after working with the Museum of Photographic Arts in San Diego, the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and the Granger Collection historical image library in New York. She received a B.F.A. in Photography from New York University and an M.A. in Art History from the City College of New York.