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Tuesday, May 24 • 3:00pm - 3:50pm
2F: From Mold Remediation to Collection Digitization

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In the summer of 2021, a significant section of the oldest journals in the Tom Slick Library of Southwest Research Institute fell subject to extensive mold. Using interlibrary loan data, OCLC availability, and the PAPR registry, the library staff were able to validate the cost to clean and maintain the entire affected collection. The effort highlighted not only the value but the susceptibility of the collection in full and leads to the prospect of large-scale digitization. But as a staff of 5 with two librarians, how do we approach this?

This reverse workshop is an interactive and real-time brainstorming/ideation session calling on all who've tackled or considered digitization projects and have insights, experiences, and best practices to share! With our helpful community, the aim is for attendees to walk away with:


  • necessary questions to ask when approaching a digitization project
  • awareness of shared concerns or known challenges
  • new or refreshed information on processes, grants, and potential partnerships to help guide digitization efforts across our organizations


Topics of discussion include copyright, technical infrastructure, equipment, collaborations, and preparation of materials. All ideation ideas will be captured and available both in real-time and after the session. 

 


Moderators
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Adrian Shapiro

Librarian/Mgr of Digital Initiatives & Assessment, Texas Woman's University

Speakers
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Michelia Mason

Head Librarian, Southwest Research Institute
Michelia Mason is the Head Librarian of the Tom Slick Library serving Southwest Research Institute, a nonprofit, multidisciplinary science and engineering research organization in San Antonio, Texas. Michelia guides research support services, institutional scholarly and technical... Read More →


Tuesday May 24, 2022 3:00pm - 3:50pm CDT
Virtual https://utexas.zoom.us/j/93914804861