Does your library have a unique print resource of historical or local importance? Are you looking for ways preserve and distribute the collection? If budget, staff time, and resources are daunting hurdles to overcome then this webinar may help.
We’ll discuss what makes a print collection special and why it needs to be preserved and published electronically. You’ll learn about affordable in-house digitization options. This program will also show you how to reach out to your community for volunteers and possible funding.

Publishing platforms, and methods of distribution for your new digital collection come in many forms and we’ll discuss options that may be suitable for your project.

At the end of this webinar participants will be able to:
● Identify print collections suitable for in-house digitization
● Recognize resources for digitization
● Know best practices for quality file management and storage
● Summarize a plan for community involvement
● Choose a method of distribution of the digital files that suits the collection and the library’s need


Original broadcast May 20, 2021 

Presenter ~ Maggie Rose 
Maggie Rose is a librarian at the Twinsburg Public Library in Ohio. She coordinates the library book displays and is responsible for the audio book and board games collections. Maggie also teaches computer classes and is the Coordinator of the Adult Services Division Action Council for the Ohio Library Council.

Maggie started library work in 5th grade as a shelver and volunteer in her school library. As a teen, she started shelving in her local public library and has held many library positions since. Maggie graduated summa cum laude from the University of Akron with a BA in English and minor in classical studies. She received her MLIS from Kent State and has been working as a librarian for six years.

Maggie loves gardening, camping and her boisterous family, which consists of a spouse, a boy, a girl, a dog, 7 cats, and 8 chickens.