LITA Webinar: In-house vs outsourced digitization

Recently, I presented a 60-min webinar on topic In-house vs. Outsourced Digitization: similarities, key differences and pitfalls to avoid. I was privileged to prepare this session for LITA (Library and Information Technology Association) Online Learning (details). The webinar compared similarities and contrasted key differences between in-house and outsourced digitization and wrapped up with some pitfalls to avoid in order to streamline the workflow and succeed on the project. I was nicely surprised to get public librarians in the audience – it makes me happy to know…

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Outsourcing digitization and vendor relations

During the summer my case study article discussing outsourced digitization and establishing vendor relations was published. It has been a successful article and several people reached out for more details and ideas they can borrow and implement in their work. Personally I could have benefited a lot from a similar article when I first started to manage the Nevada Digital Newspaper Project – for me establishing vendor relations was a new challenge and I had some trial and error during the process. Sharing my experience…

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Publications on digitization best practices

This past Spring was very fruitful and brought much fulfillment and pride from my scholarship efforts.  Two of my articles got published. I co-authored one peer-reviewed article that filled a gap in the literature by providing unique perspective on large-scale digitization of three different types of archival materials. On the other hand, my solo article shares the UNLV Digital collections custom digitization and troubleshooting approach for various archival materials and outlines some best practices. The publications are available below. If you want to get into…

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Professional accomplishments in 2018

Last year, 2018, was very abundant in professional accomplishments and brought me many professional and networking opportunities. It was a year full of challenges that provided numerous learning opportunities and some anxiety from the new and unexpected. Now, as I’m looking back, I can only take pride of my high productivity, professional achievements and success! I have surpassed the goals set for the year, over-performing in all areas. The beginning of the year is time for resolutions and I’m aiming even higher for 2019! Peer-reviewed…

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Fall 2018 is busy!

October 2018 has been so hectic for me! It brought me much recognition on statewide and national conferences as well as that sweet feeling of accomplishment and reward for my hard work during the past seven months!  In addition to my committee work as Programming Co-chair for the NLA Annual Conference and Planning Member of the NDSA DigiPres committee, I was honored to present at these amazing conferences that bring professionals across the U.S. to share ideas, expertise and experience. Below you’ll find the topics of…

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Conference presentations in Fall 2018

I’m excited to share that recently I was honored to be invited as a presenter at 2 prestigious conferences happening this Fall – NDSA Digital Preservation in October (Las Vegas, NV) and LITA Forum in November (Minneapolis, MN). At NDSA DigiPres I’ll participate in the Minute Madness session, followed by a poster session, while at LITA Forum I’m teaching a workshop dedicated to web design.   More session details and times coming soon! #digipres18 #LITAForum2018

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ALA Annual was inspiring!

  Presenting my poster and enjoying talks with attendees ALA Annual was inspiring! There’s no sweeter feeling of fulfillment and accomplishment than the one you get after successful presentations at conferences! ALA Annual 2018 definitely brought much accomplishment and success for me. The conference preparation was an emotional roller coaster – anxiety, stress and hard work alternating with excitement, confidence and triumph. The conference itself was such an intense long weekend full of emotions – a weekend that brought me inspiration and craving for more…

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