New Webinars: The 5 W’s of Planning an Imaging Project

Planning a successful imaging project requires careful decision-making.  A planning misstep could lead to high costs, wasted time and effort, poor quality, or even trouble in court.  This two-part webinar series will cover the “5 W’s” of digital imaging*.  In Part 1, we will discuss the “what, when, and why” of imaging – what digital imaging entails, when you’d want to image records (and when you wouldn’t), and why imaging is often instrumental to improving an office’s efficiency.  In Part 2, we will delve into the “who and how” of imaging – should you Do It Yourself or outsource?  If you do it yourself, how should you set up the project?

*Okay, there’s actually 4 W’s and an H. But this was already a pretty long webinar title for us.

Part 1: What, When, and Why

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Description:  What does digital imaging involve?  When (and why) is digital imaging beneficial, and when is it a waste of money and time?  In the first webinar of this series, we will introduce the benefits of a digital imaging project – quick access, efficient searching – and also discuss cost considerations.  We will also discuss the issue of source document destruction – should you destroy the original document after scanning, and if you do, how can you ensure that the scanned image meets Bulletin 1/Bulletin B requirements for authenticity?

Part 2: Who and How

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Description:  After examining the what, when, and why of an imaging project, you’ve decided that digital imaging is right for your records, and you want to make sure that your project will be successful.  In the second webinar of the series, we will explore the “who” of imaging – do it yourself or hire a vendor?  We will discuss components of an in-house project (the “how” of the project), such as selecting software and equipment, handling fragile or oversize material, staffing and training, metadata, file formats, ensuring quality control, and more. Then, we’ll delve into special considerations for using a vendor before concluding with some imaging project case studies.

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Part 1

Title: The 5 W’s of Planning an Imaging Project, Part 1: What, When, and Why

Instructor:  Angela Ossar, Government Information Analyst

Date: Thursday, March 20, 2014

Time: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM CST

Part 1 Registration: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/602065658

Part 2

Title: The 5 W’s of Planning an Imaging Project, Part 2: Who and How

Instructor:  Marianna Symeonides, Government Information Analyst

Date: Thursday, March 27, 2014

Time: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM CST

Part 2 Registration:  https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/760455674