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An Infopeople Webinar

August 17th, 2011 12:00 PM
1:00 PM
  • Are you interested in creating an online digital archive for your library but do not know where to begin?
  • Think only highly specialized staff can create these archives?
  • Concerned about the perceived high cost of equipment?
  • Looking for grants and other funding sources for your current collection?

Libraries across the nation serve as crucial depositories for local historical materials and memories. These unique special collections are a valuable resource that libraries can leverage to engage their users. Creating digital assets allows libraries to more effectively provide these resources to their communities.

But lack of experience in creating digital assets is often viewed as a stumbling block preventing libraries from undertaking digital preservation projects. Staffing and funding shortages can also impact a library’s desire to implement digital preservation projects.

However, the decreasing cost of digital preservation tools and their increasingly simple user interfaces have opened up the possibility of using non-specialists to create Do-It-Yourself digital assets.

At the end of this one-hour webinar:

  • Where to get free digital assets to incorporate into your collection.
  • How to find grants for local digital archiving projects.
  • Tips on how to recruit, train, and utilize your volunteers.
  • Ideas for creative public relations to promote your projects.

Libraries are already preserving the memories and histories of local communities. Join us to learn how you can easily and effectively provide these digital assets!

This webinar will be of interest to Public Library staff, anyone seeking to engage their community with new collections and/or interested in local history and digitization.

Speaker's slides

  • ppt [22.5mb] - pdf (3 slides per page) [884kb]


  • Resource list: docx [19kb] - pdf [52kb]

Chat, Q&A, Closed Captioning

  • Chat: pdf [21kb]
  • Q&A: pdf [21kb]
  • Closed captioning transcript: pdf [21kb]