Date: August 24, 2011

All webinars are one hour in length and begin at 11am Pacific, noon Mountain, 1pm Central, and 2pm Eastern time.

 Description: Scanning is not so much an art as it is a craft. This webinar offers practical advice based on actual experience gained in scanning published and original material to create PDF files of documents for deposit or publication in the institutional repository.

Information about equipment and software will be offered with an emphasis on the Adobe Creative Suite: Adobe Acrobat, Photoshop and InDesign.

Learning Outcomes: Attendees receive information on how to:

    * make high-quality digital files (pdf) from hard copy originals
    * use Adobe software in preparing documents for an IR

Who should attend: Digital librarians, IR managers, digitization workers, anyone with an interest in learning how to produce high-quality digital files.

Presenter: Paul Royster is the manager of UNL Digital Commons, the institutional repository at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, one of the nation’s largest IRs.

Paul received his PhD from Columbia University in English and Comparative Literature and had a successful career in publishing before joining the UNL library faculty as the Coordinator for Scholarly Communication.

Paul is a frequent presenter on topics related to managing and enhancing institutional repositories and has authored or edited material on a variety of other subjects.

For additional information on Paul and his areas of interest, see:

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 ALCTS webinars are recorded and registrants receive a link to the recording shortly following the live event.

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