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Saturday, April 1 • 8:00am - 12:00pm
Basics of Digital Capture FILLING

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  • Gawain Weaver, Photograph Conservator, San Francisco Bay Area


  • Beth Haas, Digital Imaging Technician, Princeton University
  • Whitney Gaylord, Assistant Director, Digital Collections, Visual Resources Center, University of Chicago

Limit 25 participants.

First workshop is free, additional workshops are $15.

Online Registration: December 5, 2016 - March 17, 2017

We have scanners and we have cameras, and we have materials to document. Every shop has different equipment, procedures, patrons and priorities, but it is always a good idea to get back to basics. This workshop will focus on fundamentals that should aid visual resources professionals, digital librarians, museum professionals, archivists and anyone else that deals with needing to digitally document items in collections. Though basics are of course important for people new to an activity or technique, basics are also the foundation for quality work. This workshop will emphasize basics as a philosophy to avoid over-complication and inefficiency. Whether you need to get your feet wet for the first time, or know its high time you re-evaluated your set-up, or just need to streamline for efficiency, the Basics of Digital Capture workshop is totally what you need.  Areas to cover include scanning and camera equipment, deciding when to scan and when to use a camera, basics of lighting and color management, workflows, quality assurance and backups, software for all aspects of digitization, and community standards and guidelines. 

Endorsed by VRA Education Committee  


Whitney Gaylord

University of Chicago


Gawain Weaver

TWO CAT DIGITAL is one of the most experienced digital imaging companies in the world, having digitized millions of items for libraries, museums and archives. We scan photographic prints and film, as well as special collection materials like rare books, pamphlets, posters and... Read More →

Saturday April 1, 2017 8:00am - 12:00pm
Kentucky Ballroom E

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