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Course on digitization

From: Amy Maroso <maroso>
Date: Friday, December 5, 2003
Online course:
"Basics and Beyond" Digitization Fundamentals

The Illinois Digitization Institute at the University of Illinois
Library at Urbana-Champaign, through a National Leadership Grant
from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, is offering a
3-week web-based course entitled Digitization Fundamentals.  Course
participants will engage in on-line discussions, solve real world
digitization problems, and be able to apply the knowledge learned to
their own digitization projects.  The course will be directed
towards participants from libraries, museums, archives, and other
institutions who are seeking in-depth digitization instruction to
work with cultural heritage materials. Discussions and assignments
will focus on the following topics:

    *   Benefits and costs of digitization projects

    *   Issues involved with designing and evaluating digitization
        projects, and goal-setting

    *   Selection of materials for digitization

    *   Determining the best way to digitize a collection and make
        it accessible to the target audience

    *   Planning issues including: budgeting, workflow, copyright,
        storage, and preservation

    *   Metadata: best practices and creation

    *   Evaluating, selecting, and purchasing digitization equipment

    *   Basic scanning and image manipulation

    *   Delivery and access of digital images

The course will also include guest experts in the areas of
digitization and preservation from libraries, museums, and archives.

Upcoming courses will be held:

    January 12-30, 2004
    February 2-20, 2004
    February 23-March 12, 2004
    April 12-30, 2004
    August 2-20, 2004

More courses will be offered later in 2004 and in 2005.

Cost for one 3-week course is $200.00 per person.  Illinois cultural
heritage associations may be able to qualify for a scholarship to
cover the cost of the course.

To learn more about the "Basics and Beyond" digitization course
series and available scholarships, please visit

or contact:

    Amy Maroso, Project Coordinator
    452 Grainger Engineering Library Information Center
    1301 W. Springfield Ave.
    Urbana, IL  61801
    Fax: 217-244-7764
    maroso [at] uiuc__edu

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