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Are you planning a digital project/program at your organization, but unsure where to begin? Attend this class to learn about digital imaging (scanning), metadata standards and best practices, and how to protect and preserve the content you've digitized. This 4-hour virtual course will take place on two separate dates. Session 1 will take place on May 19, 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. Session 2 will take place on May 24, 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Optional exercises will be included between sessions, and by the end of the class, you will know more about:

  • Digital image basics
  • Digital imaging standards and best practices
  • How to assess user needs for description and access
  • Types of metadata, standards (including Dublin Core), and best practices 
  • Storing and protecting your digital content
  • Resources needed to build and manage a successful digital preservation program

Who Should Attend?
This introductory series is for staff of any library, archive, museum, or other organization planning or already working on digital projects. No previous knowledge about digitization, resource description (metadata work), or digital preservation is assumed.

Please Note
Scholarships are available to staff facing budget challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic. Contact Sara Ring ( for more information.


Staff contact
Sara Ring

Continuing Education Librarian