Fifth Annual Digital Library Conference and Vendor Fair

Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Crowne Plaza Hotel
50 Ferncroft Road
Danvers, Massachusetts

Honoring the Past, Ensuring the Future: Creating and Managing Digital Collections 


Join us for an information-packed day on starting and maintaining a digital collection of your valuable archival materials.  This year's conference focuses on creating and managing digital collections, from understanding and choosing appropriate software to finding interns and grants. We will share case studies from institutions, both large and small, that have successfully moved their historic collections online.

The Massachusetts Library System (MLS) is co-sponsoring the event and providing support for this conference. Please join us in Danvers for what is sure to be an interesting day.

Conference Schedule and Program:

8:30 Registration and vendor set-up
9:00 Welcome and Digital Commonwealth Update, Jim Keenan

Keynote Speaker 1: Steve Puglia (NARA)

"Choosing and Using Digitization Technologies" 

10:30 – 11:30 Breakout Session 1
11:30 – 12:00 Vendor Fair
12:00 – 1:30

 Lunch and Keynote 2: Franziska Frey (RIT)

"Creating Rich and Long-Lasting Digital Images" 

1:45 – 2:45 Breakout Session 2
3:00 – 4:00 Breakout Session 3

Throughout the day 2 or 3 Wilson Grant Recipients will present their projects.

Breakout Sessions:

Breakout Sessions 1: 10:30-11:30
1.   Disaster management (fire) Nick Artim
2.   Handling born-digital Karen Cariani and Alison Bassett, (WGBH )
3.   Grant writing Lucy Loomis (Barnstable PL)
Breakout Sessions 2: 1:45-2:45
4.   Getting Started Kristi Chadwick (C/W MARS)
5.   Managing large collections Jamie Roth and Erica Boudreau (JFK)
6.   Finding and managing interns Martha Mahard (Simmons)
Breakout Sessions 3: 3:00-4:00
7.   Soup to Nuts: From the Archive to the Web Anne Clark and Anne Reed (Brookline)
8. Choosing an Open Source Software Solution Joseph Fisher (UMass Lowell)
9.   Metadata 1 for DC Leigh Grinstead (LYRASIS)
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