The presenters at last Saturday's meeting of the Collaborative Digitization Interest Group at the ALA Midwinter Conference have shared their presentation files on the ALA Connect web page. Many thanks to everyone for the excellent presentations and updates! See the downloadable files on this page (http://connect.ala.org/node/66273).
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On 1/29/15 4:48 PM, "Sandra McIntyre" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
Collaborative Digitization Interest Group meeting at ALA Mid-winter
Join us for the Collaborative Digitization Interest Group meeting at ALA Mid-winter! We are meeting on Saturday, January 31, 2015, 4:30-5:30 p.m. in McCormick Place W175a. Come hear these presentations about interesting projects by digital collaboratives around the country:
1. Current Recommendations from MWDL Geospatial Discovery Task Force Liz Woolcott, Digital Discovery Librarian, Utah State University Jeremy Myntti, Head, Cataloging and Metadata Services, University of Utah Sandra McIntyre, Director, Mountain West Digital Library The Mountain West Digital Library’s Geospatial Discovery Task Force convened in 2013 to develop common practices for all MWDL partners in geospatial discovery for digital collections. Thirty-nine contributors from around the country investigated a variety of geospatial controlled vocabularies, compared current metadata practices, and evaluated geospatial tools and interfaces. Sandra, Jeremy, and Liz will share the next steps and recommended best practices for recording geospatial information in the digital library environment.
2. Getting It Right on Rights Amy Rudersdorf, Assistant Content Director, Digital Public Library of America Amy will provide a quick update on the Digital Public Library of America’s “Getting It Right on Rights” project. This is a Knight Foundation-funded initiative to develop human friendly and machine actionable rights, licensing, and public domain statements that can be used by cultural heritage organizations to better communicate the status of the materials in their digital collections and open up the possibilities for appropriate sharing of this rich content.
3. Teaching Digital Collection Building Skills Amy Rudersdorf, Assistant Content Director, Digital Public Library of America Anna Fahey-Flynn, Collaborative Services Manager, Boston Public Library Sandra McIntyre, Director, Mountain West Digital Library The Digital Public Library of America’s Public Library Partnerships Project, funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, works with four state and regional digital libraries to provide digital skills training for public librarians and connect them sustainably with state and regional resources for digitizing, describing, and exhibiting their cultural heritage content. In this brief presentation, Amy, Anna, and Sandra will give an overview of this project and its progress. They will describe the collaborative curriculum development and implementation process and share lessons learned so far. For additional information, contact Franky Abbott, PLPP Project Manager, ACLS Public Fellow, at email@example.com.
4. Empire State Digital Network Kerri Willette, ESDN Manager Empire State Digital Network was announced as a Digital Public Library of America service hub in October 2013. Since then, ESDN staff has been laying the groundwork to aggregate content from seven New York state and regional digital collection projects. Our first scheduled contribution to DPLA is slated for early 2015. ESDN will begin accepting contributions from additional state partners in Spring 2015.
Please share this information with other colleagues. We hope to see you there!
Collaborative Digitization Interest Group Sat., Jan. 31, 2015, 4:30-5:30 p.m. McCormick Place W175a http://alamw15.ala.org/node/26076
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