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Introduction to Archival Digitization

  • 25 May 2022
  • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Zoom (Link will be sent when registered)
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The AAO’s Professional Development Committee presents

Introduction to Archival Digitization

In this half-day workshop, participants will get an overview of end-to-end workflows for digitization and an introduction to issues digitization projects must contend with. This will include a deeper dive into archival standards for digitization, technical specifications and equipment for digitizing paper, books, photographs, other graphic materials, and audio visual materials. Attention will also be paid to different use cases for digitized materials including researcher needs, outreach activities, and general access. Copyright will be touched upon, but will not be a focus of this workshop. Participants will have a chance to ask project and case specific questions related to digitization.

Topics that will be covered include:

  • Defining digitization
  • Workflow overview
  • Selection
  • Conservation & Materials Prep
  • Metadata
  • Rights Management & Copyright
  • Technical Specs & Equipment by Media Type
  • Processing
  • Researcher Needs
  • Repositories, Storage & Preservation
  • Appropriate Access, Sharing & Outreach

When: Wednesday May 25th 9:00am to 12:00pm

Where: Online. Instructions will be sent prior to the event.

Cost: $80 (AAO members); $50 (AAO student members); $120 (non-members)

About the Instructor: Krista Jamieson (she/they) is the Digitization Services Manager at McMaster University. With an MLIS and an MA in audio-visual archiving, Krista has previously been a Digitization Specialist (Dalhousie University), Audiovisual Conservator (Provincial Archives of Alberta) and Digital Archivist (University of Alberta). The Digitization Centre at McMaster leads the library’s digitization program for rare books, archives, photographs, and oversize materials, supporting digital projects, researcher requests, web exhibits, and Library Accessibility Services. Krista has led the development of the digitization program, touching on everything from conservation, accessibility processing, copyright, repository ingest, and selection. Krista is a part-time PhD student in FIMS at Western University, where her research looks at the archival digitization needs of marginalized researchers.

Format: Lecture and Q&A

Recording: This workshop will NOT be recorded.

Registration: A minimum of 5 participants and a maximum of 45 participants may register for this event. Institutional members can register three participants at the member rate per participant. If you require additional time to prepare payment, please contact to set up an invoice.

Please be advised that this event is governed by the AAO’s Code of Conduct and is subject to the AAO’s Cancellation Policy. Questions about the workshop should be directed to the PDC Chair at

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