Digitization Workshop: Increasing Access to Heritage Resources
Date & Time
Friday, March 08, 2022
9 AM-4 PM
Cuyahoga County Public Library
Administration Building
2111 Snow Road Parma, Ohio
Register Below:

CEU Credits:6
Deadline: Friday, March 01, 2022
Limit: 36
Registered Now: 37
This full-day workshop will introduce participants to the range of issues associated with digitization of primary source materials. The issue of digitization as a factor in preservation of primary source materials will be analyzed. Furthermore, Metadata, or data about data, will be reviewed, including a thorough analysis of the international Metadata standard, the Dublin Core. The Dublin Core''''''''''''''''s 15 descriptive elements will be reviewed, including: title, creator, publisher, description, date, format, subject, and language.
Intended Audience
Participants who plan to begin a digitization project in the very near future. Some basic knowledge of digitization is assumed.
Topics of Discussion
Course Content
  • Reasons for digitization
  • Target audience and project content
  • Goals & objectives of digitization
  • Selection of materials to digitize
  • Access to the materials
Liz Bishoff is currently the Project Director of the Colorado Digitization Project, a collaborative among Colorado's libraries, museums, archives and historical societies, is developing a virtual collection of Colorado's resources and special collections. Liz is the owner of The Bishoff Group, a management consulting organization specializing in library and library related organizations. Prior to her current position, Liz was Vice President, Member Services at OCLC, with extensive work in product development and collaborative initiatives. Liz has extensive experience in public libraries in California and Illinois. She has taught in the graduate library programs at Dominican University (Rosary College) and Emporia State University. Liz is the current ALA Treasurer and member of the ALA Board. Liz holds an MLS from Rosary College, and has post-graduate work in public administration at Roosevelt University.