I thought this upcoming Ontario Historical Society / OurDigitalWorld 3-part webinar on “Project Management for Digitization Programs” might be of interest to you. Starts Wed. March 23 (register soon!). https://www.ontariohistoricalsociety.ca/index.php/upcomingweb



OHS Reach Project Spring Webinar:
Project Management for Digitization Programs


Session 1/3: Planning Your ProjectWednesday March 23, 2016
Session 2/3: Implementing Your Project Wednesday March 30, 2016
Session 3/3: Bringing Your Project Online Wednesday April 6, 2016(Sessions will run from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. EDT)

Where: Online
Cost: $25 OHS members, $50 non-members, for all three sessions

Are you thinking of digitizing your local history collection? Not sure where to start? Join Loren Fantin and Jess Posgate of OurDigitalWorld to talk about approaching digitization projects of all sizes. Learn more about engaging your community by inviting users to contribute, volunteer, comment and share your history online effectively and for long-term discovery.

Every collection is unique, whether it’s photos, town records, oral histories or local newspapers, but digitization projects follow similar patterns, requirements and challenges. Let’s take the mystery out of digitization so you can share your community history with the world!



Webinar Hosts

Loren Fantin is currently helping steer OurDigitalWorld, a not-for-profit organization promoting sustainable digitization initiatives for open access to community collections. Her professional experience includes positions as an assistant archivist, project archivist, and adjunct professor, as well as project manager for online access initiatives.
Jess Posgate’s background is in the Humanities and Information Management. She has been the Project Coordinator for OurDigitalWorld since 2008. Jess’ work includes coordinating digitization projects, database migrations, local history projects, and independent website design.


Webinar FAQ


-What is a webinar?

A webinar is a training session done entirely online. Participants are sent a web link in order to join the webinar, which lets them watch the presentation while listening to the speaker. There is no need to travel – you can join a webinar from the comfort of your own home!

-What kind of computer is needed to participate?

Most modern computers are equipped with the necessary components to participate in our webinars – you can join from your desktop computer, laptop, tablet or mobile device! In general, you need to have speakers and a moderately fast internet connection. You do not need a microphone to participate, as you’ll just be listening in rather than speaking!

For detailed information on the technical requirements, click here. To test whether your computer will accept our webinar software, called GoToWebinar, click here.


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