PDA Event: Newspaper Digitization and Preservation at Illinois

Tuesday, July 16, 2024 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

In this Funding to Preservation: A Digital Content Life Cycle Series webinar, William Schlaack will detail newspaper digitization experiences and best practices at the University of Illinois. William will describe the selection, collation, quality control, and digital preservation elements to newspaper digitization. Special attention will be given to the work done as a part of the National Digital Newspaper Program.


William SchlaackWilliam Schlaack is the Digital Reformatting Coordinator and Coordinator for Digital Preservation Services at the University of Illinois. He discovered his passion for preservation while working in archives during his senior year of college, leading him to attend the University of Illinois and graduate with an MSLIS in 2012. William now oversees large scale digitization and reformatting projects, including working with the National Digital Newspaper Program, Internet Archive, and HathiTrust. 

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