Workshop: Basic Digitization

  • 06 Jun 2018
  • 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Colby College (Robinson Memorial Room in Special Collections at Miller Library)
  • 10


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Basic Digitization

If you are new to digitization, planning a project that will involve digitizing your holdings, thinking about how to provide greater access to your materials, planning for Maine’s Bicentennial, or just curious about scanning, this half-day workshop will introduce you to basic digitization procedures and best practices. 

Attendees will learn about the basics of scanning and digital project management; strategies for storing and managing digital files; scanning hardware and software; resources available online and in-state; and gain hands-on experience digitizing photos and textual materials.

Note: this workshop will not cover digitizing audio or moving images.

Tea, coffee, and lunch are provided.

This workshop is co-presented by the Maine Historical Records Advisory Board.


9:00AM – 9:30AM: Coffee and introductions

9:30AM - 12:00PM: Workshop

12:00PM - 1:00PM: Lunch in the dining hall on campus (your choice from the menu available that day)

1:00PM - 2:00PM: Optional museum tour and/or page turning of Audubon’s Birds of America in Special Collections

Your Presenters


This workshop is presented by:

  • Maggie Libby, Visual Resources Curator for Colby College Special Collections
  • Meagan Doyle, O. O. Howard Digitization Project Supervisor for Bowdoin College Special Collections
  • Erin Rhodes, Archives Education Librarian for Colby College Special Collections
  • Adam Fisher, Director of Collections for Digital Initiatives and Promotion at the Maine State Library

The Venue

The Robinson Memorial Room is located in Special Collections at Miller Library on the Colby College Campus in Waterville.  View the campus map.

Parking available in the Roberts Parking Lot, which is a short walk to the Miller Library.

This venue is wheelchair accessible.

Online registration will be open through June 3.  To register after this date, contact Erin Rhodes at 207-859-5152 or

The size of the workshop space limits registration to 25 participants - register early to reserve your space!

MAM members enjoy discounted registration (please log in first).  If you're not a member, join today!

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