Florida Series: Intro to Digitization


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Funding for this program is provided by a grant from Florida Humanities with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities, with additional support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of Florida Humanities, the National Endowment for the Humanities, or The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

One way to connect with your constituents when they can't visit your institutions is through your collections. How do you get started in the process of digitization? Before you can provide access to collection materials, you must first create a plan for digitization. This webinar will focus on the first steps an institution should take, including: prioritization of collections, metadata and digital file specifications, equipment selection, ongoing file management, digitizing materials for quick online access on a shoestring budget, strategies for funding more complex digitization projects, and caring for digital collections long-term.

Who should attend? Florida museums, libraries, historic homes and sites, archives, arts organization, and other cultural institutions.

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.

About the Series:

This free webinar series has been developed by CCAHA and is supported in partnership by the Florida Association of Museums, Florida Humanities, the Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts, the Society of Florida Archivists, Visit Florida, and Culture Builds Florida.