June 8, 2020 Meeting

The Pennsylvania Digital Cultural Heritage Collaborative met virtually on Monday, June 8, 2020, 10am-12pm. (We had to postpone the in-person event planned at Penn State University Libraries’ Conservation Centre until 2021 due to COVID-19 restrictions.)

Brandy Karl (Copyright Officer) and Beth Rea (Digital Production Supervisor) from Penn State University presented on creating and training a team for rights statements review using the PA Digital Rights Statement Selection Tool.

Meeting notes and a recording have been shared on the PA DCHC mailing list.

December 17, 2019 Meeting

The next PA Digital Cultural Heritage Collaborative meeting will be held on Tuesday, December 17, 2019, at Franklin & Marshall College’s Martin Library beginning at 9:30 am. After member updates, our discussion will focus on the implementation of ArchivesSpace and other collection management systems. A tour of F&M College Archives and Special Collections will follow. We will plan to have lunch at the nearby Iron Hill Brewery at 1 pm. Meeting notes will be shared on the mailing list.

Digital News You Can Use: Observations on Digitizing Historic Newspapers

Digital News You Can Use: Observations on Digitizing Historic Newspapers
Readex Report Online Newsletter, Vol. 1 No.1 (Spring 2006)
Christopher Raab

One of the biggest challenges to digitizing archival and special collections material is to prioritize your projects. Budget pressures aside, there are the standard considerations of historical subject matter, material format, current preservation needs, technical limitations and institutional priorities. After directing several digital projects, I’ve realized that one guiding principle has always helped me to decide.

Christopher Raab, Digital News You Can Use