What Do I Do With All These Pictures?
Getting Started With Digital Image Collections
Instructor: Beth Knazook
Dates: Not currently scheduled
Credits: 1.5 CEUs
This course is primarily aimed at librarians who are new to managing special image collections and wish to learn more about beginning a digitization project for their institution. The course will be divided into two parts in order to provide you with the tools to design a sustainable project. In the first part, students will evaluate different approaches and standards for providing access to image-based collections, and will become familiar with the principles, concepts and types of metadata used in the application of these standards. In the second part, we'll discuss basic steps for creating and preserving digital images, such as choosing an appropriate scanning resolution, file naming, preservation metadata and devising scale-appropriate storage methods. The course will conclude with a discussion on delivering digital image materials via the web. The focus will be on providing access to collections that are being digitized from analogue materials, but will also have applications to born-digital collections.
Beth Knazook holds an MA in Photographic Preservation and Collections Management from Ryerson University/ George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film. She has previously worked as the Curatorial Specialist for Ryerson University Archives & Special Collections and as the Photo Archivist for the Stratford Festival of Canada. She has presented at library and archives conferences on topics of digital access and cataloguing methods for image-based resources, and she will begin her doctoral studies in Art History and Art Conservation at Queen's University in September 2013 with a focus on the history, use and care of nineteenth century photographically-illustrated books. Interview with Beth
Contact us to arrange a special session of this class for a group of seven or more, with a negotiable discount.