Larry Wentzel

Digital Conversion Production Manager

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he/him/his

Email

lwentzel@umich.edu

Phone

734-615-2836

Mailing address

3208A Buhr

Ann Arbor, MI 48104-3209

ORCID ID

0000-0002-5659-7614

Larry Wentzel

Digital Conversion Production Manager

About me

I joined the Library in 2008 as the Digital Conversion Production Manager, and currently manage book, audio, and moving image digitization projects for the Digital Conversion Unit, both inhouse and vended projects. My current committee memberships are: Audio/Moving Image Digitization Team (co-chair), Brave Space Dialogues on Anti-Racism (facilitator), LIT Coordinating Group (member), and Salary Report Task Force (member). If you have a collection that you want to digitize and don't know where to start, feel free to contact me. If physical conservation, digital preservation, metadata, copyright, or putting a collection online using Library resources come into play, we'll involve those folks as well.

Two things I find enjoyable are workflow diagrams and reviewing digitization equipment. Workflow diagrams reveal hidden processes and labor using graphic design and concise visual communication. As for digitization equipment, I've worked with a wide variety, enjoy reviewing technical specifications, and like sharing what I find.

Before getting involved in book and image digitization in academic libraries, I studied art history and received a master's degree in Byzantine illuminated manuscripts. Before that, I was a graphic designer, with a bachelor's degree in art. 

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English

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