OCLC Research Library Partnership Rapid Capture Webinar Recording Now Available

This webinar featured innovative ways to increase access to special collections.

The report, Rapid Capture: Faster Throughput in Digitization of Special Collections, focused on the actual moment of digitization of non-book materials and on innovative ways to speed things up. But speeding things up in one part of the process often uncovers bottlenecks in other parts. In this webinar, experts from special collections and archives offered up creative ways to speed up other parts of the process to provide greater access to special collections, including:

  • Nimble workflows that allow multiple streams of manuscript content to be scanned and presented online quickly—Laura Clark Brown, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Re-using archival description, or: our metadata is only as good as our descriptive practice—Ben Goldman, University of Wyoming
  • The quick and the good: outsourcing rapid capture of special collections—Mary Elings, University of California, Berkeley
  • A planned destructive scanning process designed to create digitally reformatted copies that join their born-digital counterparts and are accessed and preserved as a single format—Erik Moore, University of Minnesota
  • A system, paired with rapid capture, to provide access to entire folder content through the finding aid—Brian Wilson, The Henry Ford

Although this webinar was held exclusively for OCLC Research Library Partners, its slides and chat transcript and recording are available publicly for the benefit of all on the OCLC Research website. The webinar recording is also available in iTunes.

For more information:

Ricky Erway
Senior Program Officer
OCLC Research

Melissa Renspie
Senior Communications Officer
OCLC Research