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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Poster session at ALA Annual 2018!

Poster session at ALA Annual 2018! I’m very excited to share that my proposal for a poster session at 2018 ALA Annual Conference (New Orleans) was accepted! My area of research is project management in large-scale digitization and my poster will provide a specific proven-to-work tool-set for attendees who are novice in this area or those who have experience and look for fresh approaches to increase their efficiency. If you attend ALA Annual 2018, please stop by – my session is scheduled for June 24 at 3:30-5:00…

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UNLV Digital Collections Landing Pages

Landing pages Recently, I completed one of my current projects – updating the landing pages of the UNLV Libraries Digital Collections. This was a challenging project and I had to participate in the decision-making process to balance out all advantages and disadvantages of building and maintaining landing pages of the UNLV Digital Collections. I also had to deal with a few technology challenges and to find a way to overcome them in order to design custom landing pages for each of our collections. It was a long project…

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