[Eril-l] ALCTS webinar: Why (Not) Digitize?

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Wed Oct 2 04:28:00 PDT 2019

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ALCTS webinar: Why (Not) Digitize?

Date: Wednesday, October 23, 2019

All webinars are one hour in length and begin at 11 AM Pacific, noon
Mountain, 1 PM Central, and 2 PM Eastern time.

This webinar is part 2 of 3 in the series “A Compass for the Digital
Frontier <http://www.ala.org/alcts/confevents/upcoming/webinar/digital>.”

Description: In libraries, access is our watchword. Digitization allows us
to provide that access to people near and far, while also offering a way to
help preserve the physical object that has been digitized. But deciding
what we can and should digitize is a complex question balancing value,
uniqueness, condition, format, desired longevity, legal responsibilities,
restrictions, privacy issues, audience and institutional resources. This
session will introduce the various concerns to address before digitization
even begins, will guide participants through the steps they might take in
selecting materials for digitization, and will provide resources for
continued learning.

Series description: This series of three webinars is intended for
librarians eager to expand their collections' digital horizons. While trial
and error can be a powerful learning tool, digital preservation has common
practices and approaches that can provide a strong foundation for any
institution. This series will explore these practices and approaches,
preparing participants to: draft a cogent case for digitization, describe
the challenges inherent to digital preservation, and plan an assessment for
their digital preservation program. Each webinar may also be taken as a

Learning outcomes:

At the end of this session, participants will:

● gain an understanding of the varied considerations that inform the
decision to digitize collections;

● be able to identify steps in making selection decisions based within
institutional priorities and goals; and

● become familiar with appropriate resources for making selection decisions.

Who should attend?

This webinar is intended for staff at libraries and cultural heritage
institutions with an interest in, or responsibility for, digitized
materials. It is also appropriate for students and those new to digital


Frances Harrell is the Lead Consultant for Myriad, a consulting group
serving libraries, archives, museums, and private collectors. She has over
ten years of experience working with cultural heritage organizations,
focusing on digitization and digital preservation. She has spent that time
helping libraries, archives, and museums achieve their preservation goals
through consulting and training in paper, photograph, audiovisual, and
digital collections. She is the Co-Chair of ALA's Preservation Outreach
Committee, and has served as the co-chair of ALA's Digital Preservation
Interest Group and Chair of SAA's Preservation Section. She received her
MLIS from Simmons College and her BA in English Literature from the
University of Florida.


Registration Fees:

Single webinar: ALCTS Member $43 ; Non-member $59 ; Group rate $129

Complete series:  ALCTS Member $103 ; Non-member $142 ; Group rate $310

How to register:

Complete the individual webinar online registration form
or the complete series online registration

Sessions are listed by date and you must log in.

For additional information about this webinar, please go to the following


For additional information about the three-part series of webinars, please
go to the following website:



Contact us to register:

Call 1-800-545-2433 and press 5 to reach our customer service
representatives or

Register by mail
for the session you would like to attend. (If you receive an error message
after clicking the "register by mail" link, right-click the link and save
the form to your computer.)

ALCTS webinars are recorded and registrants receive a link to the recording
shortly following the live event.


For questions about registration, contact ALA Registration by calling
1-800-545-2433 and selecting 5 from the menu.  For all other questions or
comments related to the webinars, contact the ALCTS Office at
alctsce at ala.org.

Posted on behalf of the ALCTS Continuing Education Committee.
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