Digital Imaging Inventory Project

Photo collage from the TDL Imaging Group’s Houston Meet-up

In the spring semester of 2020, UT iSchool Masters candidate Elizabeth Buchanan focused her capstone project on surveying the digitization needs of all Texas Digital Library members.

Elizabeth’s Digital Imaging Inventory Project required that she survey the member institutions of the TDL consortium in order to better understand their digitization needs and to identify “hidden” special collections that would particularly benefit from digitization.

Using the results of the survey, Elizabeth then assessed a wide number of digitization labs in the state of Texas and beyond, thereby creating a Lab Location Tool to allow TDL’s members to locate and partner with labs that will best meet the digitization needs of their unique collections.

Elizabeth’s work over the three-month project highlighted the complex responsibilities of TDL members who manage imaging projects and digitization labs, as well as provided us with foundational data to help us improve collaborative digitization projects across the consortium in the future.

Download Elizabeth’s report from TDL’s repository

Visit Elizabeth’s Lab Location Tool page

View Elizabeth’s Digitization Lab Tool in Google Drive

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