Thursday, August 28, 2008

Massachusetts Library Association Technical Services Sections One Day Workshop on Digitization October 28th

MLA Technical Services Section proudly presents “Introduction to Library Digitization”, a one day program on Tuesday October 28th, 2008, at the Worcester Public Library. This program will cover what libraries need to consider before starting a digitization project. The speakers will be Massachusetts librarians who have successfully implemented digitization projects at their libraries. The sessions will be:

Virtual Archives: Preparing to Create a Digital Collection
Speaker: Gregor Trinkaus-Randall, M.A.L.S., C.A., F.S.A. Scot Preservation Specialist, Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners

Digitizing Dissertations at UMass Worcester Speakers, Mary Piorun, MLS, AHIP Associate Director for Technology Initiatives and Resource Management, Lamar Soutter Library, University of Massachusetts, Worcester Lisa Palmer, MLS Catalog Librarian, Lamar Soutter Library, University of Massachusetts, Worcester

Digital Copyright in the 21st Century.
Tentative: We are still looking for a speaker on this topic.

Panel Discussion:
The day will end with a panel discussion with Massachusetts & Connecticut librarians on:
* How real libraries actually began their digitization project?
* The issues faced by librarians doing real projects
* Project planning and management
* Hardware needs
* Copyright considerations
* Metadata Standards used for data creation

Worcester Public Library, Saxe Room
3 Salem Sq
Worcester, MA 01608
(508) 799-1655

Early bird registration: (before Oct 1st) $40.00 per person $30.00 for MLA members

After October 1st:
$45.00 per person
$35.00 for MLA members

Deadline to register:
October 14, 2008
Early bird deadline is October 1, 2008

Catering by: by Eric's LaPatisserie Café ____________________________________________________________________________

To register:
1. Please send your check made payable to the Massachusetts Library Association to:

Lois Bacon
Attn: MLA-TSS program
29 Harding Rd
Needham MA 02492

2. Please fill out the information below and send it with your check

Full name: _______________________
Address: _______________________
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For registration questions, please contact: LBacon@EBSCO.COM

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