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    • 2019-02-25
    • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Boston Public Library, Commonwealth Room
    • 0
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    Getting Started with Digital Commonwealth

    If your institution is looking for a presence in the digital world, 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 in this practical 2-hour seminar that will answer: 

    • What is Digital Commonwealth? 
    • How does one apply for free digitization? 
    • What free services does the Boston Public Library offer? 
    • What kind of commitment does an institution have to make to get involved? 
    • What are benefits of membership in Digital Commonwealth? 

    Registration is free to libraries and other cultural organizations within Massachusetts.

    Location:

    Boston Public Library

    Commonwealth Room

    700 Boylston St. 
    Boston, MA 02116 

    Space is limited so register early!!


    • 2019-03-07
    • 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Westborough Public Library Meeting Room
    • 0

    The Local History Hierarchy of Needs

    Local history curators can no longer be passive collectors of a location’s past. In an age where digital technology is disrupting traditional bonds in our communities, cultural institutions now need to create innovative programming that actively celebrates, facilitates, and captures local and regional identity. Using Abraham Maslow’s “Hierarchy of Needs” as a model, Anthony Vaver (Local History Librarian at the Westborough Public Library) will identify the various phases that cultural institutions need to go through—and the skills that their staffs need to develop—to take their local history collections from being physical warehouses of artifacts to becoming vibrant, self-actualizing programs in our digital age.

    Vaver’s presentation will help cultural institutions create a strategic road map for organizing their local history collections, digitizing them, creating tools to access them, and then developing programming to help the community they serve explore its past, celebrate its present, and craft its future.

    Registration is $10.00 for Members and $20.00 for Non-Members.

    Space is limited so register early.


    • 2019-03-12
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Boston Public Library
    • 0
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    VIP Tour of the Boston Public Library Digitization Lab

    The Digital Commonwealth Board invites members to join us on a tour of the Boston Public Library's Digitization Lab.  See how your materials get handled and digitized!

    Before the tour, join a DC Board Member for Q&A over complimentary coffee at the Newsfeed Cafe on the corner of Exeter and Boylston Streets inside the Central Library’s recently renovated Johnson building at 10am and receive a Digital Commonwealth coffee mug.

    Tours are available to active members of Digital Commonwealth only and are limited to 10 people.


    • 2019-04-09
    • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Hogan Center, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA
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    Responsibilities in the Digital Age

    Digital Commonwealth's 13th Annual Conference, centered around the theme of "Responsibilities in the Digital Age", will be held at the Hogan Center, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA on Tuesday April 9th, 2019.

    The keynote speaker is Peter Hirtle, Alumni Fellow of the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University, who will speak on “Learning to Live with the Legal Risks of Digital Collections”.

    An annual update on the Digital Commonwealth Collection's Wooden Anniversary will be given during lunch by Eben English, Digital Repository Services Manager at the Boston Public Library.

    Nine other speakers in three parallel break out sessions will address varying topics centered around the overall theme. 

    Early registration (through March 14, 2019) is $110 (members), $145 (non-members).

    After March 14, 2019, registration is $125 (members), $160 (non-members).

    Registration Terms and Conditions

    All conference registrations must be paid in full on or before April 2, 2019 unless prior arrangements have been made in writing with the Conference Event Manager at conferencemanager@digitalcommonwealth.org, otherwise your registration may be subject to cancellation.

    PLEASE NOTE: Digital Commonwealth allows individuals to register and request an invoice to enable their organizations to settle the invoice. However, if you register and request an invoice but the invoice is not paid in full by April 2, 2019, or your registration is not canceled prior to the date specified in the Cancellation and Transfer Policy, you will be liable for the full amount of the invoice.

    Cancellation and Transfer Policy

    Paid registrations cancelled on or before March 26, 2019 will be refunded in full. Cancellations received after March 26, 2019 will not be refunded. Substitutions may be made at any time until the day of the conference without charge. All cancellations and substitutions must be communicated in writing by email to the Digital Commonwealth Conference Event Manager at conferencemanager@digitalcommonwealth.org


    • 2019-04-25
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Worcester Public Library, 4th Floor Conference Room
    • 0
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    Getting Started with Digital Commonwealth

    If your institution is looking for a presence in the digital world, 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 in this practical 2-hour seminar that will answer: 

    • What is Digital Commonwealth? 
    • How does one apply for free digitization? 
    • What free services does the Boston Public Library offer? 
    • What kind of commitment does an institution have to make to get involved? 
    • What are benefits of membership in Digital Commonwealth? 

    Registration is free to libraries and other cultural organizations within Massachusetts.


    Location:

    Worcester Public Library

    4th Floor Conference Room

    3 Salem Square

    Worcester, MA 01608

    Space is limited so register early!!


    • 2019-06-06
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Boston Public Library
    • 0
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    VIP Tour of the Boston Public Library Digitization Lab

    The Digital Commonwealth Board invites members to join us on a tour of the Boston Public Library's Digitization Lab.  See how your materials get handled and digitized!

    Before the tour, join a DC Board Member for Q&A over complimentary coffee at the Newsfeed Cafe on the corner of Exeter and Boylston Streets inside the Central Library’s recently renovated Johnson building at 10am and receive a Digital Commonwealth coffee mug.

    Tours are available to active members of Digital Commonwealth only and are limited to 10 people.


    • 2019-06-06
    • 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Westborough Public Library Meeting Room
    • 15
    Register

    The Local History Hierarchy of Needs

    Local history curators can no longer be passive collectors of a location’s past. In an age where digital technology is disrupting traditional bonds in our communities, cultural institutions now need to create innovative programming that actively celebrates, facilitates, and captures local and regional identity. Using Abraham Maslow’s “Hierarchy of Needs” as a model, Anthony Vaver (Local History Librarian at the Westborough Public Library) will identify the various phases that cultural institutions need to go through—and the skills that their staffs need to develop—to take their local history collections from being physical warehouses of artifacts to becoming vibrant, self-actualizing programs in our digital age.

    Vaver’s presentation will help cultural institutions create a strategic road map for organizing their local history collections, digitizing them, creating tools to access them, and then developing programming to help the community they serve explore its past, celebrate its present, and craft its future.

    Registration is $10.00 for Members and $20.00 for Non-Members.

    Space is limited so register early.


    • 2019-09-25
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Boston Public Library
    • 10
    Registration is closed

    VIP Tour of the Boston Public Library Digitization Lab

    The Digital Commonwealth Board invites members to join us on a tour of the Boston Public Library's Digitization Lab.  See how your materials get handled and digitized!

    Before the tour, join a DC Board Member for Q&A over complimentary coffee at the Newsfeed Cafe on the corner of Exeter and Boylston Streets inside the Central Library’s recently renovated Johnson building at 10am and receive a Digital Commonwealth coffee mug.

    Tours are available to active members of Digital Commonwealth only and are limited to 10 people.

    Registration will open on July 30, 2019.


    • 2019-12-06
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Boston Public Library
    • 10
    Registration is closed

    VIP Tour of the Boston Public Library Digitization Lab

    The Digital Commonwealth Board invites members to join us on a tour of the Boston Public Library's Digitization Lab.  See how your materials get handled and digitized!

    Before the tour, join a DC Board Member for Q&A over complimentary coffee at the Newsfeed Cafe on the corner of Exeter and Boylston Streets inside the Central Library’s recently renovated Johnson building at 10am and receive a Digital Commonwealth coffee mug.

    Tours are available to active members of Digital Commonwealth only and are limited to 10 people.

    Registration opens July 30, 2019.


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