[NWDigitalProjects] New Digitization Curriculum from DPLA

Arlene Weible arlene.weible at state.or.us
Fri Oct 9 08:01:13 PDT 2015

The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) announced a new training module for institutions getting ready for digitization projects.

The Public Library Partnerships Project curriculum is intended for cultural heritage professionals who are new to digitization. It was designed to provide useful conceptual and practical information about each stage of the process to a beginner audience.

The curriculum covers the following topics:

*         Planning for Digitization

*         Selecting Content for a Digitization Project

*         Understanding Copyright

*         Using Metadata to Describe Digital Content

*         Digital Reformatting and File Management

*         Promoting Use of Your Digital Content

The Digital Public Library of America's Public Library Partnerships Project (PLPP), funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, worked with existing DPLA Service Hubs to provide digital skills training for public librarians and connect them sustainably with state and regional resources for digitizing, describing, and exhibiting their cultural heritage content.

In this project, DPLA worked with state and regional Hubs Digital Commonwealth, Digital Library of Georgia, Minnesota Digital Library, Montana Memory Project, and Mountain West Digital Library to write and iterate a workshop curriculum based on documented best practices. This curriculum is available in a self-guided version intended for digitization beginners. Please feel free to share, reuse, and adapt.

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Arlene Weible
Electronic Services Consultant
Oregon Federal Regional Depository Coordinator
Library Support and Development Services
Oregon State Library
250 Winter St NE
Salem OR, 97301
arlene.weible at state.or.us<mailto:arlene.weible at state.or.us>

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