2016 Digital Commonwealth Annual Conference

  • 2016-04-05
  • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Hogan Center at Holy Cross in Worcester

Registration

  • If your organization is a member of Digital Commonwealth you can attend conference at a reduced rate as a member benefit.
  • Non-members are also encouraged to attend the Digital Commonwealth Annual conference. We hope you will join us for this great event.
  • If your organization is a member of Digital Commonwealth you can attend conference at a reduced rate as a member benefit. Registration for Digital Commonwealth Members (after March 25th)
  • Non-members are also encouraged to attend the Digital Commonwealth Annual conference. We hope you will join us. (Registration after March 25)

Registration is closed

Don't miss another great Digital Commonwealth Conference and our 10th Anniversary Reception. The conference will be held on Tuesday, April 5, 2016 at the Hogan Center at the College of the Holy Cross.

Keynotes:

Piles of Stuff: On the Challenges and Opportunities for Aggregating Digital Collection with Paul Conway

For the past 25 years, libraries, archives, and museum have been digitizing their collections for access and, increasingly, as a preservation alternative. The pace, scope, and scale of these activities have increased dramatically. So too have new efforts to combine digital collections from individual repositories into large scale aggregations that promise improved search and discovery capabilities. 

The Archival Edge Revisited: Reflections on the Purpose of Archives in the Digital Era with Richard Pearce-Moses

Over the past several decades, archival practice has changed significantly to adapt to the digital information ecosystem.  The rise of born-digital records has raised interesting questions about the very nature of records, while also forcing archivists to rethink how they do their job. Cloud computing, data mining, open data, and other technologies have enormous potential for novel approaches to use.  As important, these new technologies reverse traditional archival questions of what to preserve: some individuals argue – seriously – that all information can be saved.

  This year's sessions include:

  • The Wilds of Brookline: The Digital Tale of a 19th Century Family and the World They Lived In
  • Community Scan Projects
  • Update on the Digital Commonwealth Portal
  • Privacy Panel with Library Freedom Project and ACLU of Massachusetts
  • Preservation/Digitization
  • Back to the future – Digitizing the Next Generation of Historic Maps
  • SHRAB (Mass. Historical Records Advisory Board) and Roving Archivist
  • Digital preservation projects
  • Creating online exhibits




sessions are subject to change.

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