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Friday, November 6 • 3:30pm - 4:15pm
Avoiding Pitfalls of Special Collection Digitization

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Looking to digitize a treasured collection at your library, but want to move forward with confidence? Digitizing special collections comes with great rewards: ease of access for students and faculty and no risk of damage to delicate historical documents. This panel of specialists from Catholic University, Smithsonian Archives, Innovation Document Imaging, HTC Global, and Gale will provide best practices for preserving and digitizing precious documents and maximizing library/vendor partnerships while coaching you in avoiding the pitfalls that can result in damage or disaster. Joan Stahl from The Catholic University of America will provide personal insight from her own experience digitizing special collections; William Bennett from the Smithsonian Archives will provide an overview of conservation best practices; Marty Tannenbaum from Innovation Document Imaging will provide a digital capture and imaging overview; Natraj Kumar from HGC Global Services will provide insight into best practices for content conversion; and Ray Bankoski from Gale will share best practices regarding workflow and Q/A. The panel will answer any questions regarding audience members’ current or future projects.

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Ray Bankoski

Vice President, Electronic Asset Management, Gale, Cengage Learning
I oversee a multi-million dollar budget for the conversion and quality assurance of digital collections published for the Academic community at Cengage Learning. I Designed and implemented a state of the art quality assurance system to allow for millions of images, metadata and OCR... Read More →

Natraj Kumar

Senior General Manager, HTC Global Services, Inc.

Joan Stahl

Director of Research and Instruction, University Libraries, The Catholic University of America

Friday November 6, 2015 3:30pm - 4:15pm EST
Salon 2, Gaillard Center