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Thursday, April 15 • 10:25am - 10:50am
Overcoming Challenges in Scaling Up Digitization Projects During the Pandemic

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The University of Maryland Libraries received a National Endowment for the Humanities grant in 2019 to digitize the Dance Exchange collection, a video collection of performances and rehearsals and their corresponding paper programs. This paper will discuss a brief history of the project and content, best practice technical standards implemented by the Libraries and expanded for this project, scaling up workflows built to handle a project of a few hundred items to a project of over 1,100 items, changing digitization workflows due to pandemic closures and the need to move the project work remotely, and a repository and digital preservation archive migration that occurred during the course of the project. The report will share how we overcame challenges and will implement the changes we made to future av digitization projects.

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Robin C Pike

Manager, Digital Conversion and Media Reformatting, University of Maryland
Robin Pike is the Manager, Digital Conversion and Media Reformatting at the University of Maryland managing digitization operations across seven College Park Libraries. She has been Co-PI of an NEH National Digital Newspaper Program grant for three phases and other grants funded by... Read More →
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Pamela McClanahan

Digital Projects Librarian, University of Maryland Libraries
Pamela A. McClanahan has been the Digital Projects Librarian at University of Maryland Libraries since 2019 and serves as Project Manager for the Historic Maryland Newspapers Project, as well as other grant-based digitization initiatives. Prior to that, Pamela was an Archival and... Read More →

Thursday April 15, 2021 10:25am - 10:50am PDT
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