Digital Archiving

This is a training workshop on low-cost digital archiving projects for cultural groups and community-based organizations. See Digital Archiving Workflow.

Versions: short (3 hrs), long (6 hrs).


At the end of the training workshop, the participants shall have

  • acquired basic skills to take stock of cultural resources in the community;
  • learned to digitally document events and artifacts;
  • learned to archive photos, videos, documents, and other digitized/digital resources.


  • Participants are required to install the apps indicated in the Tools section below BEFORE the workshop.
  • Materials: various digitized old photos, photos taken by smartphones, journal articles, pdf docs, short video clips, ISBNs or DOIs of references



  • a network-enabled laptop or computer desktop for each participant
  • smart phones for taking pictures or for scanning of pictures and documents
  • flatbed scanner (optional)



  • Internet access (recommended)
  • account at (recommended)


  • creating metadata
  • building collection
  • syncing collection
  • peer-reviewing metadata
  • linking files with metadata
  • backing up source files, preservation files
  • aggregating collections
  • repository building
  • scanning documents
  • referencing in documents
  • publishing metadata
  • exporting/importing metadata

See Also