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    • October 18, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Berkshire Historical Society, 780 Holmes Rd, Pittsfield, MA 01201
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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.

    The session will be followed by a complimentary tour of Herman Melville's Arrow Head home.


    Berkshire Historical Society

    780 Holmes Rd, Pittsfield, MA 01201


    Friday October 18, 2019, 10 am-1 pm 

    Space is limited so register early!!

    • December 06, 2019
    • 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‚Äôs 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 15 people.

    Registration opens July 30, 2019.

    • April 07, 2020
    • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Hogan Center, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA

    Contextual Conversations: Representation and Digital Practice

    Digital Commonwealth's 14th Annual Conference, centered around the theme of "Contextual Conversations: Representation and Digital Practice", will be held at the Hogan Center, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA on Tuesday April 7th, 2020.

    The keynote speaker will be Elaine Westbrooks, Vice Provost of University Libraries & University Librarian at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

    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.

    The topics of: contextualizing collections concerning underrepresented communities; collaboration with underrepresented communities; developing inclusive discovery tools; representation in digitization; and interpretation in digital environments, will be explored through panel discussions, quick fire discussion sessions amongst participants, and other presentations.

    Early registration (through March 16, 2020) is $110 (members), $145 (non-members).

    After March 16, 2020, registration is $125 (members), $160 (non-members).

    Registration Terms and Conditions

    All conference registrations must be paid in full on or before March 30, 2020 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 March 30, 2020, 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 23, 2020 will be refunded in full. Cancellations received after March 23, 2020 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

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