Looking to Digitize or Catalog Your Own Items in Preparation for Ingest into BCRDH?
To get started you will need:
- A scanner or comparable equipment
- Items to scan
- Instructional documentation
Interested in using a PDF version of this toolkit? Use the link at the bottom of this page to download your own copy.
Overview of the Process
Select items to digitize
Review and understand the recommended naming convention
As you digitize your items, input information about the item into the metadata template, using the metadata template instructions to fill it out. If there is any writing on the photos, transcribe the writing and add the transcription to the metadata template
Check for a 1:1 match between filenames in the metadata and the corresponding images
When the scanning and metadata is complete, deposit the materials with the BCRDH team.
Please refer to the green menu on the right for more information on digitizing your items, creating metadata for ingest into the BCRDH portal, depositing your materials, using the BCRDH portal, and potential funding sources.
Please refer to the green menu at the top for more information on digitizing your items, creating metadata for ingest into the BCRDH portal, depositing your materials, using the BCRDH portal, and potential funding sources.
Have questions not covered in this toolkit? Get in contact with us!
Becoming a BCRDH Partner
BCRDH works with heritage organizations of all descriptions that care for archival materials, and wish to enhance their holdings history through digitization. For more information, review the documentation below:
If you are interested in becoming a BCRDH partner, please contact Paige Hohmann or Chris Hives.