Events

Upcoming events

    • 2017-02-28
    • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Boston Public Library
    • 20

    If your institution is looking for ways to highlight and contextualize your digital collections but you aren’t sure where to start, then this seminar is for you.  Join representatives from the Boston Public Library and the Digital Commonwealth Board in this practical 2-hour seminar that will cover:

    • The importance of adding context to your online collections
    • The nuts and bolts of creating digital exhibits
    • Examples of free and easy-to-use digital exhibit platforms (Omeka, History Pin, and Knightlab apps)

    Tuesday, February 28

    Boston Public Library

    Kirstein Business Library Exchange

    10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

    • 2017-04-04
    • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Hogan Center at Holy Cross in Worcester


    We invite you to join us at the 10th Annual Digital Commonwealth Conference in Worcester on April 4, 2017.

    Our conferences continue to be very successful, attracting interested librarians and managers of cultural heritage institutions.

    The April conference will again be an all-­day affair with a luncheon, speakers, and vendor exhibits.

    The Digital Commonwealth has been expanding and growing over the past few years.  We have many new members who are starting their digitization projects and will need your services or products!


    You can download the exhibitor packet here for more detailed information.








    • 2017-04-04
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Hogan Center at Holy Cross in Worcester




    Keynote Speaker: Mary Minow:

    This will be Mary's second appearance as a keynote speaker for the Digital Commonwealth. Her first address (in 2007) drew rave reviews, and we are delighted to welcome her back.

    Mary Minow is an advanced leadership initiative fellow at Harvard 

    University and is a Presidential Appointee to the board of the Institute of Museum and Library Services. She is one of the foremost legal scholars on issues that impact libraries, including copyright and fair use and has been very active in the library community, serving on boards and committees that span a range of interests and communities. Mary has also worked as a consultant with libraries in California and across the country on copyright, privacy, free speech and related legal issues. She most recently was counsel to Califa, a consortium of California libraries that set up its own statewide ebook lending service. Previously she was the Follett Chair at Dominican University’s School of Library and Information Science. Current and past board memberships include the Electronic Privacy Information Center, the Freedom to Read Foundation and the California Association of Trustees and Commissioners (Past Chair). Mary is the recipient of the first Zoia Horn Intellectual Freedom award and also received a WISE (Webbased Information Science Education) award for excellence in online education when she taught part time at San Jose State University. (Adopted from DPLA )


    sessions are subject to change.

Past events

2016-11-10 Getting Started with Digital Commonwealth & Free Digitization
2016-10-13 Getting Started with Digital Commonwealth & Free Digitization
2016-09-15 Getting Started with Digital Commonwealth & Free Digitization
2016-08-16 Getting Started with Digital Commonwealth & Free Digitization
2016-07-12 Understanding Copyright
2016-06-16 Understanding Copyright
2016-05-18 Understanding Copyright
2016-04-05 2016 Digital Commonwealth Annual Conference
2016-04-05 Speaker Registration for Digital Commonwealth Conference
2016-04-05 Exhibitor Registration - 2016 Annual Conference
2015-11-10 Enhancing Photograph Descriptions: Advice from the Photo Detective
2015-10-21 Enhancing Photograph Descriptions: Advice from the Photo Detective
2015-10-06 Enhancing Photograph Descriptions: Advice from the Photo Detective
2015-09-22 Getting Started with Digital Commonwealth & Free Digitization
2015-08-20 Getting Started with Digital Commonwealth & Free Digitization
2015-07-07 Getting Started with Digital Commonwealth & Free Digitization
2015-05-27 Getting Started with Digital Commonwealth & Free Digitization
2015-04-02 Speaker Registration for Digital Commonwealth Conference
2015-04-02 Exhibitor Registration - 2015 Annual Conference
2015-04-02 2015 Digital Commonwealth Annual Conference
2015-02-11 Speaker Registration for Digital Commonwealth Conference
2014-07-16 Orientation Workshops: Public Librarian Partnership Gates Grant
2014-06-18 Orientation Workshops: Public Librarian Partnership Gates Grant
2014-04-16 Orientation Workshops: Public Librarian Partnership Gates Grant
2014-04-08 2014 Digital Commonwealth Annual Conference
2014-04-08 Exhibitor Registration - 2014 Annual Conference
2014-03-22 The State of Statewide Repositories in New England and How They are Aggregating Special Collections
2014-03-17 Metadata Work Party in Southbridge
2013-06-24 Developing Lesson Plans with Digital Content from Digital Commonwealth
2013-05-01 Speaker Registration for Digital Commonwealth Conference
2013-05-01 2013 Digital Commonwealth Conference
2012-12-13 Digitization Training Sessions - Berkshires
2012-12-06 Digitization Training Sessions - Cape Cod
2012-09-19 Digitization Training Sessions - Webinar
2012-09-07 Digitization Training Sessions - Andover
2012-08-20 Digitization Training Sessions - Boston
2012-08-16 Digitization Training Sessions - Whately
2012-08-07 Digitization Training Sessions - Middleborough
2012-07-25 Digitization Training Sessions - Marlborough
2012-05-08 2012 Digital Commonwealth Conference
2011-04-26 Speaker Registration for Digital Commonwealth Conference
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