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PALINET and Drexel University CIS are pleased to cosponsor...
Digitizing Collections: A Practical Approach
1998 July 22-23
9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
This two-day workshop will present a pragmatic approach to digital
conversion projects, whether focused on preserving collection
content,improving accessibility to a collection, or both. Topics include
assessment of needs and opportunities for digitization including
institutional partnerships, project planning considerations, allocation
and development of human and technological resources, budgeting and
funding sources, implementation and maintenance of the content
development process, and outcome assessment. Case studies, hands-on
demonstrations, and interactive discussion will be integrated with
presentation of theoretical and practical issues and concepts.
-Understanding of digitization concepts, technologies, and theory
-Understanding of digitization needs and opportunities for your
-Ability to select appropriate materials to be digitized
-Ability to determine access methods and presentation style
-Understanding of allocation of resources for initial implementation and
ongoing maintenance of the project
-Understanding of marketing the project, procurement of funding, and
measurement of outcomes
-Understanding of the content development process and selection of
About the Instructors:
John McGinty is currently the Library Director at Marist College, which,
due to its working relationship with the FDR Presidential Library, was
instrumental in implementing the digital preservation of the contents in
the FDR Library. Throughout his library career, Mr. McGinty has
specialized in the adaptation, development, and integration of
computerized services and resources into library workflow. For the past
three years, he has been working on a large-scale digital library
project in collaboration with IBM and several research institutions
nationwide, including the Library of Congress. Mr. McGinty holds an
masters in Library Science from Rutgers University and an MBA from the
University of Connecticut.
James E. Rush is Executive Director of PALINET, a multi-state,
multi-type library cooperative serving libraries and information centers
in Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York,
Pennsylvania and West Virginia. A chemist by training, Dr. Rush has
over 30 years of experience in all facets of library and information
science, and has worked extensively with modern technologies for
digitization of materials, including United Nations documents, library
board meeting minutes, church records, archive finding aids, monograph
tables of contents, genealogical materials, books and photographs. His
primary interest in digitization is to improve access to the wealth of
information resources resident in libraries and other repositories,
although preservation of these resources is also an important interest.
Maureen Kimball, Special Programs & Services Coordinator at PALINET,
plans and implements special projects in library automation that include
digital conversion of documents, images, and artifacts. Her systems
experience includes application design, project management,
consultation, and educational program development for educational
institutions, healthcare organizations, businesses, and libraries. Ms.
Kimball holds a BA in Mathematics from Georgian Court College and both a
masters in Information Systems and a masters in Library and Information
Science from Drexel University.
Course Fee: $195.00
Confirmation: We will send a confirmation letter and further information
approximately two weeks before the workshop.
Lunch: Lunch is included for both days of the workshop
Make or Break Policy:
We reserve the right to cancel any program that does not meet the
minimum number of participants. If this is the case, all money will be
Questions? Contact Maureen Kimball at 800/233-3401.
SPECIAL REGISTRATION FORM FOR THE PALINET/DREXEL WORKSHOP
DIGITIZING COLLECTIONS: A PRACTICAL APPROACH
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Note: The early-bird discount may NOT be applied to this special
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Mail or FAX your completed form to PALINET Headquarters:
Educational Program Registrar
3401 Market Street + Suite 262
Philadelphia, PA 19104-3374
Phone: 800/233-3401 + FAX: 215/382-0022
Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are a valuable tool in keeping track
of authorized professional development. One CEU is awarded for
every ten instructional hours spent in professional development, and
provides recognition for the participant's effort towards professional
development. Records of the CEUs will be maintained by the Drexel
University College of Information Science and Technology upon request.