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A Global Gathering for Cultural Heritage Professionals

Our Cultural Heritage Round Tables began as small, one-off gatherings between Digital Transitions and our clients, as a formal way for us to gather the community’s collective feedback on their experience with our equipment and how we could work to improve it.

Since its inception, the event has grown from a single day at our office to two annual conferences in key regions across the United States (now being held virtually). Attendees come from a variety of countries, disciplines, and institutions to demo new digitization technology, learn best practices, discuss workflow tips, and network with other cultural heritage professionals. Whether you work at a gallery, library, archive, museum, corporation, or in media, entertainment, or sports, this event is for you! We invite you to join us for a two-day-long event celebrating the latest advancements in digital imaging technology.

The online event will be held on October 14th and 15th. There will be morning and afternoon sessions, each followed by break-out sessions based on a topic. Like our in-person events, there will be several full-length presentations and plenty of opportunities to network with your peers.

Why Attend?

Learn from industry-leading institutions and network with Cultural Heritage professionals.





When and where is it?

Our Round Table event has gone virtual! You will be able to access the event from anywhere with an internet connection. We will be hosting the event on Zoom where you will be able to interact with fellow attendees and our guest speakers!

The event is scheduled for October 14th to 15th, and is an all day occasion! We are currently working to accommodate those in multiple timezones, more details to be announced.


Round Table on iMac

Learn more about our speakers below. Visit our presentation program to read about their discussion topics. Registrants will receive a detailed timeline the week of the event. For scheduling questions please email [email protected]

About the speaker

Arlene Yu is the Collection Manager for the Jerome Robbins Dance Division of The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, leading a team responsible for the access to and administration and conservation of the division’s collections. She is a member and served on the board of the Society of Dance History Scholars, helping to lead the association through its merger with the Congress on Research in Dance to form the Dance Studies Association in 2017. She is also a member of the Society of American Archivists, and presented on the history of dance as a discipline and subject for cataloging at the 2019 Society of American Archivists conference. She is a past panelist for the National Endowment for the Humanities, and has an MSILS from Pratt Institute with a certificate in Museum Libraries and an AB in Social Studies from Harvard University.
Connect with NYPL for the Performing Arts


About the speaker

Todd Swanson is currently the Head of Getty Digital Imaging at the J. Paul Getty Trust. The Head of Getty Digital Imaging provides vision and guidance across the Getty organization, facilitating a sustainable, strategic digitization program consisting of three imaging studios lead by a manager at each location and a staff of 25 imaging professionals. Todd has spent the last fifteen years working in Cultural Heritage, supporting the Archives, Library, and Museum communities in non-profit and corporate environments. Todd is particularly interested in finding innovative and meaningful ways to leverage imaging technologies to help tell stories, inform scholarly and scientific research, and provide open access to information for broad general audiences.
Connect with Getty


About the speaker

Michael Smith is a Digital Imaging Manager at the J. Paul Getty Trust. He manages the Imaging Studios at J. Paul Getty Museum. Michael has been at the Getty Museum for over twenty years and has more than 30 years of imaging experience. Michael works closely with the Getty’s photographers and imaging technicians providing technical support and developing imaging standards as they work with new and developing technologies. During the recent pandemic, the Imaging team worked on projects cleaning up the imaging databases of the collection, increasing the images of the collection online and making more files available for download through the Getty’s Open Content program. Michael is currently working on ways to use the studio spaces more efficiently as the department works more with conservators and scientists on new technologies.
Connect with Getty



About the speaker

Aap Tepper is a digital archivist and visual artist from Estonia. Since 2016, Tepper has served as Senior Specialist at the Film Archive of the National Archives, where he manages digitization and web access projects and conducts experiments on the position of artist-in-archive, resulting in critical gestures that address the representation of archived images.
Connect with the National Archives of Estonia


About the speaker

Hilda Teresa Ayala González has a master in Archival Studies from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver Canada and a master’s in Library Science from the University of Puerto Rico. She helped establish and developed the digital institutional repository and the preservation workshop at the library after the impact of Hurricane Maria in 2017. In 2019 she joined the Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña and was responsible of establishing the preservation and digitization program. She is part of the Board of Directors of the Red de Archivos de Puerto Rico (Network of Archives of Puerto Rico) and the Alliance for Cultural Emergencies. In July 2020 was designated the Director of the General Archives and the National Library of Puerto Rico.
Connect with the Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña


About the speaker

Dr. Josh Goodman is the Archives Historian at the State Archives of Florida in Tallahassee. He holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in history from Florida State University and a Ph.D. in history from Tulane University in New Orleans. At the State Archives, Josh manages the selection and digitization of textual records for the award-winning Florida Memory program, and promotes the use of the State Archives’ resources through community outreach across the state.
Connect with the State Archives of Florida


Ankur Patel

About the speaker

Ankur A. Patel is an AI entrepreneur, thought leader, and author. He is currently the founder and head of data at Glean and the founder of Human AI. Glean uses natural language processing to deliver vendor spend intelligence within an accounts payable solution. Human AI develops easy-to-use natural language processing APIs for developers to use as part of their product build. Ankur began his career as an analyst at J.P. Morgan and then became the lead emerging markets sovereign credit trader for Bridgewater Associates, the world’s largest global macro hedge fund. He is the author of Hands-on Unsupervised Learning Using Python and Applied Natural Language Processing in the Enterprise, both O’Reilly Media publications. A graduate of the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University, Ankur is the recipient of the Lieutenant John A. Larkin Memorial Prize.

About the speaker

Cecilia Peterson (she/her) is the digital projects archivist in the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections. Her work focuses on making collections more accessible and inclusive to diverse audiences through digitization, description, and online resources. She manages photographic documentation at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival, collaborates with the audiovisual archivist to process born-digital fieldwork and cultural sustainability projects, and oversees rights and reproductions of the collections. She also serves on the editorial board for Folklife Magazine and co-produces the FOLKLIFE web series. She holds a BA in English from St. Mary’s College of Maryland and a master’s in library science from the University of Maryland, College Park.
Connect with Smithsonian Folklife

About the speaker

Doug Peterson is Co-Owner and Head of R+D and Product Management at Digital Transitions. He holds a BS in Commercial Photography from Ohio University. He is the lead author of a series of technical guidelines and recommendations for cultural heritage digitization, including the Phase One Color Reproduction Guide, Imaging for the Future: Digitization Program Planning, and the DT Digitization Guides for Reflective and Transmissive Workflows. He oversees the DT Digitization Certification training series, and has presented multiple Short Courses at the IS&T Archiving imaging conference. He is a member of the International Standards Organization where he sits on Technical Committee 42 which works on digitization standards.
Connect with Digital Transitions



About the speaker

Hannah Storch is a Project Manager with DT Heritage, specializing in cultural heritage digitization. After obtaining her B.A. in Classics and History from Grinnell College, Hannah attended Georgetown University, where she received her master’s degree in Art and Museum Studies. Her role at DT Heritage has enabled her to partner with institutions, embracing the opportunities that collection digitization brings to institutions and the communities they serve. Along with the daily tasks of image production, image processing, and staff supervision, Hannah has also created digitization workflows and programs that optimize productivity while emphasizing preservation. Working hands-on with physical collections, Hannah never ceases to be amazed by the ability of cultural heritage institutions to piece together the past, one collection object at a time.


About the speaker

Peter Siegel is the Director and Founder of DT Heritage. Dedicated to the cultural heritage community, he has developed a series of digitization solutions and accessories that are purpose-built to meet the specialized needs of cultural institutions. This was a natural fit, as he has served the not-for-profit community for over 25 years.
Before coming to DT, Peter was the Head of Digital Imaging and Photography for Harvard Art Museums and Fine Arts Library. Peter was also the Director of Digital Imaging at the American Museum of Natural History. Peter’s history working in the cultural heritage community is why DT Heritage has become the world’s leading provider of high-end digitization solutions.
Connect with Digital Transitions


Join us for Happy Hour!


Spirits specialist and bar consultant Andrew Larsen will be guiding an educational presentation featuring spirits, cocktails, and wine pairings.


Happy Hour packages are available on a first-come-first-served basis. Attendees are required to register by 10/01/2021 to reserve a package. Please email us for instructions to build your own tasting kit to follow along.  Learn more about Andrew Larson here.

Event Partners

We’re proud to partner with Phase One on our Happy Hour event.



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Can’t wait for the event? We get it.

Explore our available trainings, free resources, and hours of content.


DT Knowledge Resources

We aren’t just a commercial entity, we pride ourselves on leading the Cultural Heritage community with resources to learn effective and viable approaches to preserve our history. This is why we have developed free resources for you to learn about the latest in the industry.

Film Scanning Knowledge Center

Digitizing transmissive materials at the highest possible quality can be an intimidating task, so we built this resource to guide you through it. Whether you’re aiming to meet image quality standards like FADGI or just looking to get the most detail out of your personal collection, you’re in the right place. Dive in for hardware and software solutions, project planning tips, handling considerations, video resources, and much more! Click here to browse our resource center.

DT Coding Series

Cultural Heritage digitization often requires special attention to detail and customization to meet the needs of institutions and organizations. Our exclusive DT Coding Series gives you the opportunity to learn how to customize your process and improve workflows. Programming can vastly improve the efficiency of the digitization and preservation experience. We have provided our knowledge here from our DT Coding Series to support the greater Cultural Heritage community. Click here to get started.

Recorded Live Events

Explore our YouTube channel for knowledge resources on medium format photography and digital imaging technology. Discover more about the best digital imaging systems in the world, learn why medium format makes all the difference, all from the industry’s leading experts. Click here for more.

Upcoming Events & Trainings

We have a variety of trainings available to suit your needs for digitization. Whether you are looking to improve your post-processing skills in Capture One, learn invaluable techniques for film scanning, or seeking certification as a digitization operator.

Capture One Basics

Digital Transitions offers a variety of courses and classes that cover everything from Advanced Image Adjustment and Advanced Workflow, to operator training in Cultural Heritage settings. As part of this educational series, we’ve created an online, video-based Capture One Basics program that not only covers basic functions and tools, but also touches on software installation, and basic digital camera terminology. Click here to get started.

DT Digitization Certification Program

One of our core missions at DT Heritage is to be a knowledge resource for the Cultural Heritage digitization community; helping to foster the spread of information and best practices in an industry that too often relies on individuals figuring out techniques and workflows on their own. As part of that ongoing initiative, earlier this year we launched our DT Digitization Certification Training Program to help educate the Cultural Heritage community on the equipmentsoftwareworkflows, and best practices associated with modern digitization. Click here to learn more.

FREE Events

Join us for our FREE online events where we discuss the latest in Cultural Heritage digitization.