Schaffer Library Behind the Scenes: Digitizing Our Special Collections (Sharing Our Scholarship Series)

May 17, 2023 12:50 PM-1:50 PM

Have you ever wondered how the library makes its rare collections and archives available online?

Learn how we select, digitize, and build our sites through the amazing John Bigelow collection. We will review the original materials, demonstrate high-quality scanning, how to describe items, how we manage our work, and how collections move online.‌

Who should attend?

Anyone interested in research data management, imaging, rare collections, history, or Union - in other words, everyone!‌

What you will learn
  • Letters, diaries, and scrapbooks from the 1800s.
  • High-powered scanners and cameras.
  • How we bring collections from physical to digital.
  • Our Special Collections and Digital teams at the library.
  • Our Bigelow grant!

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Schaffer Library

807 Union Street
Schenectady, NY 12308