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BCR and New Mexico State Library Partner to Offer Digitization Workshops

As part of BCR’s efforts to bring digitization training to everyone, the New Mexico State Library and BCR are hosting a series of three workshops, March 24-26, to be held at the state library offices in Santa Fe. Targeted to libraries and cultural heritage institutions, these workshops are designed to guide participants through the planning stages of a new digitization project, including instruction in digital imaging best practices and the creation of Dublin Core metadata.

The workshops, taught by BCR’s digital initiatives consultant, Leigh Grinstead, are held each of the three days from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Mountain time:

  • March 24 — Introduction to Digital Project Management. An overview of the issues associated with digitization of primary source materials.
  • March 25 — Introduction to Digital Imaging. Focuses on basic digital imaging techniques using the Western States Digital Imaging Best Practices, Version 2 as the basis for quality control and storage of image files.
  • March 26 — Introduction to Dublin Core Metadata. Familiarizes participants with the Collaborative Digitization Program's Dublin Core Metadata Best Practices to describe digital objects.
  • Pricing for each workshop is $135 for BCR members and $185 for nonmembers. Western Council of State Libraries members, including New Mexico institutions, are eligible to register at BCR member rates, a substantial savings over nonmember rates.

    To register, visit the BCR website. For additional information, send an email to [email protected].

    About BCR
    BCR brings libraries together for greater success by expanding their knowledge, reach and power. They offer a broad range of solutions and their hands-on, personal attention to each member enables them to deliver effective and timely solutions that help libraries keep pace with new developments in technology and services. BCR is the nation’s oldest and most established multistate library cooperative. Since 1935, the BCR team has helped libraries learn new skills, reach patrons, increase productivity and save money. BCR (Bibliographical Center for Research) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit headquartered in Aurora, Colorado. For more information, visit or email [email protected].