Planning an Imaging Project

The handouts and webinars on this page were developed by the Texas State Library and Archives Commission to help personnel at state agencies and local governments who are considering digitizing records.  They are free to everyone.  The webinars are archived at the Texas State Library and Archives Commission website and may be viewed as a guest.  You may also create an account to login so you can print out a certificate for the course.  Click View the Archived Webinar on the course webpage to view the webinar.  The download may take a few seconds.

The 5 W’s of Planning an Imaging Project: Part 1 – What, When, and Why  (run time 53 minutes)Part1TitleSlide

What does digital imaging involve?  When (and why) is digital imaging beneficial, and when is it a waste of money and time? This webinar discusses the benefits of imaging and cost considerations.  It also discusses the issue of source document destruction – should you destroy the original document after scanning and how do you ensure requirements for authenticity?

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The 5 W’s of Planning an Imaging Project: Part 2 – Who and How (run time 45 minutDigitalImagingPart2es)

This is the second part of the planning an imaging project webinar series. It explores who should do the imaging – you or a vendor – and the components of an in-house project (how to do it) – selecting software and equipment, handling fragile or oversized material, staffing and training, metadata, file formats, and quality control.

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