Creating Digital Newspapers for the Web Webinar
Event Type: Online/web-based
Contact: Gayle Palmer
Wed, 05/13/2009 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
About the Event
Useful background: Basic knowledge of preservation and digitization terminology and techniques.
Institutions can now digitize their microfilmed newspaper collections and make them accessible and searchable via the World Wide Web. This webinar will focus on issues involved in preserving and digitizing newspaper collections, particularly the text processing steps necessary to create searchable indexes. Discusses National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP) technical guidelines.
What you will learn
The ability to make an informed decision about technical choices for digitizing and presenting newspapers, including:
- awareness of how text processing choices impact text search,
- knowledge of strategies for preparing text for discovery and access, and
- introduction to technical specifications and guidelines for working with vendors.
Presented by: Gayle Palmer
Gayle Palmer, Digital and Preservation Program Manager, OCLC Western
Gayle Palmer is Digital and Preservation Program Manager for OCLC Western. She coordinates digital and preservation services; and consulting, training and grant facilitation programs for museums, libraries and cultural organizations. Her specialties are project management, collections, funding, metadata and web development for digital and government information. For more information, visit http://www.oclc.org/western/preservation/default.htm
Cost: $25 Western members; $40 all others
Register online. Registration deadline: 5/11/09