[Preservenw] OCLC Western - New Online Digital Training Class now
menges at u.washington.edu
Thu Aug 3 09:08:03 PDT 2006
The OCLC Western Digital Services program is pleased to offer, for the
first time, a three week, self-paced Digital Program Fundamentals course
for our members. You have been asking for online digital collections
training and now it is here! For more information visit
This course is offered through a partnership with the University of
Illinois, Urbana-Champagne and will only be open to Western members.
The course materials have been especially customized for our Western
members with information specific to our region on topics such as
funding options and references to the Western States Best Practices
materials. The instructor for this class is Amy Maroso-Hatcher, Visiting
Assistant Professor, Digital Services & Development Unit.
The registration fee is $335.00 per person. There are just 12 seats
available for the session.
Save time and money by enrolling in the online course. The course
provides a comprehensive introduction to all aspects of digital
collection building and is equivalent to taking six, full-day training
classes in the digital training classes offered by Western. The same
face to face training sessions that would normally cost $450 for
registration fees. In addition the online training will save on travel
costs and time spent out of your institution.
Western Digital Program Fundamentals
Course description - ONLINE
September 11-29, 2006 3-week course
2 to 3 hours per day (Self-Paced)
DEADLINE FOR REGISTERING IS TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2006.
Using WebCT courseware, this web-based course will allow participants to
contribute to online discussions and solve real-world digitization
problems right from their own computers.
Save time and money: This 3-week online course covers topics equivalent
to six full-day face-to-face training sessions. This course will run
Monday-Friday each week, with the online portion taking approximately
two to three hours per day. Other readings and assignments may take more
time to complete.
Topics covered include:
Benefits and costs of digitization projects
Issues involved in designing, setting goals, and evaluating digitization
Planning issues including: budgeting, workflow, copyright, and delivery
Metadata standards and metadata creation - Western States Metadata Best
Selection of materials to be digitized and equipment selection
Best practices and basic scanning and image manipulation skills
Please note: This course is available to OCLC Members only.
Questions? Please contact Gayle Palmer at palmerg at oclc.org or (360)
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