18 participants from the MEPPI alumni cohort attended the first and second Digitization of Photographs workshops, both advanced workshops part of MEPPI Phase II. The two four-day workshops took place, back to back, at the Arab Image Foundation on 10-13 May, and then on 16-19 May.
MEPPI Phase II workshops include a series of two Environment, Exhibition and Storage of Photographs, and three Digitization of Photographs workshops offered between the second half of 2015, through early 2017. Both workshops build upon the foundation of information and skills acquired by participants during their first MEPPI course, letting them expand their knowledge in topics fundamental to the preservation of their institutions’ photograph collections.
Topics covered included understanding quality issues of digital reproductions; quality control and image processing; choosing and evaluating equipment; and file and metadata management. The workshop teaching includes lectures and practical work sessions. The sessions were led by Klaus Pollmeier, and teaching assistant Charbel Saad.
The following course material are available for download:
- Schedule for First Digitization Workshop in Beirut (2016), available in English
- Schedule for Second Digitization Workshop in Beirut (2016), available in English and Arabic
- Session Outlines for Back-to-Back Digitization Workshops in Beirut (2016)