Scanning for History Nerds – Digital Scanning Workshop

The Northwest History Network is offering a free digital scanning workshop on Saturday, April 1, 2017, from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm at Seven Brides Brewing (, 990 N. 1st St., Silverton, OR, 97381. RSVP requested via email at bryans1212 at or by phone at 503-747-9652.


Modern digital imaging techniques continue to advance, providing archivists, historians and researchers with a broad range of ways to digitize, and reproduce a wide variety of materials. When we think of scanning, we usually think of photographs and text. However, other items one would not normally consider scanning, are well served by this process. Likewise within the realm of standard scanning, there are certain techniques and processes that help enhance and manipulate traditional scanned items. Know which technique to use as well as what post-scanning processing techniques greatly enhance the final scan.

About the Presenter:

Native Oregonian Gus Frederick works as a Training and Development Specialist for the Oregon State Fire Marshal. His background includes working as a graphic artist, animationist, filmmaker and photographer. A long-time local history enthusiast, he continues to be fascinated with many of the incredible stories from the Silverton Country. He is author of the 2006 annotated re-issue of Homer Davenport’s 1898 book “Cartoons,” with a third edition released in 2013.

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