SESSION 601 - Going With the Flow: Sustainable Models for Integrating Digitization

Aug 15, 2009
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Event Location: Salon H


Karen B Weiss (Chair)
Head of Digital Operations
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Art

Barbara Aikens
Chief, Collections Processing
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Art
Mass-tering Digitization at the Collection Level: Workflow at the Archives of American Art

Mark D. Custer
Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University
Incorporating Patron Requests into Archival Workflows and Digital Library Interfaces

Laura Clark Brown
Manuscripts Digitization Archivist/Coordinator, Digitial SHC
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
From Investigation to Implementation: Building a Program for Mass Digitization of Manuscripts

Merrilee Proffitt (Commentator)
Senior Program Officer
OCLC Research


The speakers demonstrate digitization workflows that reflect findings outlined in the 2007 OCLC Programs and Research report, "Shifting Gears: Gearing Up to Get Into the Flow," calling on the profession to build sustainable models focusing on access, quantity, context, and "do it once" approaches. Panelists discuss incorporating digitization as part of the archival workflow of processing, description, and patron requests, and the impact that "shifting gears" has had on users and staff.


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