Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Workshop - Digitizing Photographic Collections

Society of Indiana Archivists Fall Workshop The Society of Indiana Archivists invites you to join us for our Fall Workshop, “Digitizing Photographic Collections”. When: Friday October 5, 2012: 9:00 AM- 4:00 PM Where: Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, Indiana Cost: $30 for members, $40 for non-members Registration Link and More Information: Learn the basics of digitizing photograph collections at this one-day “Digitizing Photographic Collections” workshop on Friday, October 5, 2012, 9:00 a.m. through 4:00 p.m. at the Indiana State Library in Indianapolis Participants will learn about the best practices for creating and maintaining digital collections. *How to decide if a scanning project is right for your collection *Workflow and staffing needs *Technical standards, equipment, and preservation *Metadata and providing access to images *Collaborating with others *Funding sources *Contributing to “Indiana Memory” at the Indiana State Library The information will benefit anyone managing photographic collections at archives, libraries, museums, or historical societies and is open to participants from all sectors. Presenters Joan Hostetler and John Harris own Heritage Photo & Research Services. They regularly consult about photograph preservation and digital imaging with historical societies, museums, libraries, and archives throughout Indiana. Hostetler studied preservation and archives management at the George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film and has owned Heritage Photo since 1998. Harris is a graduate of the Cooperstown Graduate Program of the State University of New York and was Director of Local History Services at the Indiana Historical Society. 2012 Fall Workshop Agenda: Digitizing Photographic Collections October 5, 2012 8:30-9:00 AM: Registration and Coffee 9:00 AM: SIA President Anne Thomason and participants will briefly introduce themselves. 9:15 AM: "Scanning Basics" Joan Hostetler Presentation "How to Scan" John Harris Presentation 11:00 AM: Discussion 11:30 AM: Lunch Lunch can only be provided to those who pre-register for the conference. Onsite registrations cannot be provided with a lunch. 1:00 PM: Tour 1:45 PM: "Metadata Basics: Cataloging Your Photographs" Joan Hostetler Presentation 2:30 PM: Break 2:45 PM: "Digital Preservation" Joan Hostetler Presentation 3:30 PM: Discussion 4:00 PM: Adjourn Parking and Directions Many downtown garages within walking distance of the State Library offer commercial parking. Metered parking is available on most downtown streets, including Ohio St. and Senate Ave. An interactive map showing parking in downtown Indianapolis is available from Indianapolis Downtown, Inc. Indiana State Library 315 West Ohio Street Indianapolis, IN 46202-3210