On Tuesday, March 25 at 1:00 p.m. (Eastern) we discussed digital collections and a few ways to create them. If you were unable to attend the Small Museum Association Conference in Ocean City, Maryland this year, this webinar is a great opportunity to catch one of the Conference‚Äôs workshops. Amanda Shepp ¬†reviewed the process of digital museum creation and ideas ¬†for small organizations.
During the webinar, many participants noted a challenge in conveying the importance of digital collections to key decision makers within their institutions. We hope to continue the conversation here. Please feel free to share your talking points on the importance of digitization in the comments below.
- Amanda Shepp’s PowerPoint presentation handout
- Center for the Future of Museums
- New Media Consortium
- Museum 2.0
- ICA-AtoM¬†(ICA-AtoM is web-based archival description software that is based on International Council on Archives (‘ICA’) standards.)
- collectionspace¬†(CollectionSpace is an open-source collections management application that meets the needs of museums, historical societies, and other collection-holding organizations.)
- Scanning/Digitization Worksheet¬†(Minnesota Historical Society)
- Guidelines for Digitization¬†(UMass Amherst Libraries)
- Copyright Term and the Public Domain in the United States¬†(Cornell)
- See also recordings from the course:¬†Caring for Digital Materials: Preventing a Digital Dark Age
Recorded: Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Duration:¬†Approximately 61 minutes
Guest Expert:¬†Amanda Shepp, MLS, Digital Director, The Skeptiseum