Conference Proceeding: From Paper to Digital: How One Library Transformed Itself

Have you always wanted to join the digital revolution but time and budgets have stopped you? Has the project seemed too overwhelming and you don’t know where to begin? Learn how a synagogue library managed to transform their card catalog into a fully digital collection within fifteen months using only a part-time librarian, a small budget and volunteers. The project will be broken down into manageable steps including how to recruit and train volunteers from existing synagogue groups, how to select a database and how to organize the workflow. Unlike public or school libraries, many synagogue and center libraries are not yet digitized due to the size of their staff and their collections. Find out how this daunting task can become manageable, even if you have no starting catalog at all.