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Welcome! This is a space for discussion of the Digital Projects Toolkit course series, developed by Recollection Wisconsin with the support of the Wisconsin Public Library Consortium (WPLC). All topics related to digitization initiatives in Wisconsin libraries, archives, historical societies and museums are welcome.

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Coming up November 9 at 1:00 CST:
Imaging in Context: Introduction to Still Image Digitization for Smaller Institutions

This free webinar, offered by the Connecting to Collections Care community, will be presented by staff of the University of Texas Libraries.

"In this webinar, we’ll describe the main elements of paper-based digitization, including the setup of scanning hardware and processing software, quality standards and best practices as defined by the Federal Agencies Digital Guidelines Initiative, the scanning process itself, and we’ll wrap up by giving an overview of how to preserve your digitized assets for the long-term, including some details about collecting and storing metadata."

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The Recollection Wisconsin DPLA Service Hub Steering Committee is seeking nominations for new members. The Committee is made up of librarians, archivists, curators, educators and other experienced practitioners representing a broad range of cultural heritage institutions throughout Wisconsin. We are especially interested in adding more representatives from outside the immediate Madison and Milwaukee areas and representatives from the museum community.

The Committee meets every other month by phone, and in person two times each year. New committee members will serve two-year terms beginning September 2017.

For more information, or to submit a nomination, please see
https://goo.gl/forms/cMeXC5VOkJDaI9yx1 The nomination form will close at the end of the day on July 21, 2017. Please contact Committee chair Paul Hedges at paul.hedges@wisconsinhistory.org with any questions.

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Thinking about digitizing audiovisual collections? Check out these two free webinars from the Digital Library Federation on 6/14 and 6/21. The first session focuses on outsourcing to vendors and the second is all about the DIY approach. Presenters on 6/21 include Dorothea Salo of UW-Madison SLIS!

The Crandon Public Library has recently rec'd a collection of Conrad Lantern Slides that we believe contain historic images of the Forest County Fair. I'm looking for some help in digitizing these slides, as well as a collection of glass negatives. What are your go-to resources for help in digitizing different media?

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Crandon Public Library is interested in talking with any other institutions in Wisconsin using Omeka to display their digitized local history collections. Can anyone help us out ?
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The Library of Congress Digital Preservation Outreach and Education (DPOE) Program is conducting a survey designed to capture the digital preservation continuing education, professional development, and training needs of your organization.

The Library invites any organization in the United States and territories engaged in the preservation of digital content to complete the survey through close of business on Friday, March 3, 2017. The survey is available from https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2016DPOESurvey

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From Nancy Sims, copyright librarian at the University of Minnesota, a great summary of when and when not to use Creative Commons licenses for digital collections.

"It is legally inappropriate for people or organizations other than a rightsholder to try to apply an open license to a work. They are intended to be used by rightsholders to let others know that a work is preapproved for use under certain conditions."
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