Title of Presentation

Match That Photo! Embracing Analog Methods to Enhance Digital Collections

Presentation Type

Lightning Talk

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Other

Description

When creating digital collections, different methods and workflows may be considered depending on the size, amount of metadata, and who will be staffing parts of the digitization process. Feeling overwhelmed with 500+ photographs with minimal metadata, I employed an analog tactic: playing a card matching game with printed photographs. Through matching, metadata was enhanced and locations identified more efficiently than staring at a computer screen. The collection was recently published online and has received local and statewide attention, in part due to its enhanced metadata and researched storyline. This poster will present alternative ways to employ visual literacy tactics to provide a creative, fun way to involve students and staff in creating and enhancing large digital collections.

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Start Date

13-2-2015 3:00 PM

End Date

13-2-2015 4:00 PM

Persistent Identifier

http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/20162

Subjects

Photographs -- Library resources, Photography -- Archives -- Management, Archival materials -- Metadata

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Match That Photo! Embracing Analog Methods to Enhance Digital Collections

When creating digital collections, different methods and workflows may be considered depending on the size, amount of metadata, and who will be staffing parts of the digitization process. Feeling overwhelmed with 500+ photographs with minimal metadata, I employed an analog tactic: playing a card matching game with printed photographs. Through matching, metadata was enhanced and locations identified more efficiently than staring at a computer screen. The collection was recently published online and has received local and statewide attention, in part due to its enhanced metadata and researched storyline. This poster will present alternative ways to employ visual literacy tactics to provide a creative, fun way to involve students and staff in creating and enhancing large digital collections.