Events

Upcoming events

    • 2019-03-07
    • 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Westborough Public Library Meeting Room
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    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
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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
    • College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA

    Digital Commonwealth's 2019 Annual Conference is entitled "Responsibilities in the Digital Age".  Stay tuned for more details.....

    • 2019-06-06
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Boston Public Library
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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.


    • 2019-09-25
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Boston Public Library
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    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.


Past events

2018-09-27 Collections in the Classroom
2018-04-10 2018 Annual Conference
2017-12-06 Omeka Workshop: Build a Digital Exhibit
2017-11-08 Omeka Workshop: Build a Digital Exhibit
2017-10-12 Omeka Workshop: Build a Digital Exhibit
2017-09-26 Omeka Workshop: Build a Digital Exhibit
2017-08-17 Digital Storytelling: Taking the Next Step with Your Online Collections
2017-05-16 Digital Storytelling: Taking the Next Step with Your Online Collections
2017-04-12 Digital Storytelling: Taking the Next Step with Your Online Collections
2017-04-04 2017 Digital Commonwealth Annual Conference
2017-04-04 Speaker Registration for Digital Commonwealth Conference
2017-04-04 Exhibitor Registration - 2017 Annual Conference
2017-02-28 Digital Storytelling: Taking the Next Step with Your Online Collections
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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