Category Archives: Digitization

Day of Digital Archives: Finding Balance

Did you know today is the second annual Day of Digital Archives? It’s about celebration but also education: Just what is it we actually do here at Digital Services? What I like about being a Digitization Technologist is that it’s … Continue reading

A new constellation

Look like a new constellation? Sometime during the night last night, a tiny dusty gecko fell from the ceiling onto the plate glass for one of our overhead cameras, and our Digitization Manager captured this remarkable image. Meet our new … Continue reading

Low-cost overhead capture system

A couple of years ago, we did an in-house analysis of scanning speeds versus costs, and determined that overhead capture systems provided the most captures per dollar spent. Since all the vendors speak very highly of their capture systems, we … Continue reading

XML is like…

For people who are looking at XML data for the first time it can be confusing to find a reference point that allows them to understand the role that values and tags can play in the structuring of their data. … Continue reading

Digital Services is hiring!!!

Digital Services at the University of Alabama is hiring for two new positions: Digitization Technologist and Digital Repository Manager! For more information, or to apply, please go to and search in the Working Title field. Digitization Technologist The Digitization … Continue reading

Automating the capture process

As part of our ongoing efforts to develop and adopt workflow practices that increase the amount and quality of images we put into our digital archive we are always looking at new changes to our digitization process. Currently we are … Continue reading