Planning is underway for Digital Archives Day 2017.
Digitization is a complex and laborious process that requires a well-developed plan to be successful. On Digital Archives Day 2015, state agency employees can learn about planning and executing a digitization project. We’ll offer the tools to help you answer the following questions: Is digitization the proper option for your agency? How do you determine what to digitize? What are the hidden and ongoing project costs? Who will use the files? Where and how can they be stored and made available? How can the files be kept alive for the long term? And, what should happen to the paper files after they’re digitized?
Digitizing your historical photographs and records can be a great way to share your files with friends and family and save wear and tear on the originals. Learn about digitization and how to manage what you have digitized. Find out more about ever-changing technology and how the short life expectancy of storage media can impact the life and use of these records. Receive best practices information and discuss online resources for the family historian.