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Title:   2004 ALCTS Preconference on Putting the Digital Puzzle Together: Creating a Digital Project 
           American Library Association Annual Conference Orlando Florida Friday June 25th.

Program Chair Name:         Mary S. Woodley   

Description:      Libraries are increasingly developing digital projects on their own or in collaboration with other information-bearing institutions. Librarians responsible for developing and implementing digital projects need to understand the thorny issues involved in implementing virtual collections. This program will present speakers who are seasoned specialists who can describe the choices in metadata standards used to provide access and description to digital objects, the process of implementing digital projects, and how to receive funding for their project.       

1.    Participants will know more about the choices of metadata standards and their integration with traditional library cataloging and other standards           
2.    Participants will receive guidance on how to write a successful grant   
3.    Participants will have a better understanding of the issues involved in planning and implementing a digital project.   
Target Audience
Librarians involved in the steps of developing and implementing digital projects, including librarians in Collection Development, Special Collections and Archives, Reference Librarians, Preservation Officers, Systems Administration, and Technical Services.   
Program            Titles

8:30- 9:00 am         Registration, Continental Breakfast
9:00-9:15 am              Opening remarks, Introductions
9:15-10:15 am             Keynote Speaker , Erik Jul
10:15-10:30 am           Break
10:30-11:30 am           How to Win that Grant (Liz Bishoff)
11:30am -12:30 pm      Planning and Implementing your Project (David Ruddy)
12:30-1:30 pm            Boxed lunch
1:30-2:30 pm              Selecting and implementing a metadata standard: one size
                                     doesn't fit all (Pricilla Caplan)
2:30-3:30 pm               Using Controlled Vocabularies and Thesauri to Enhance End-User Access  
                                     (Murtha Baca)
3:30-3:45 pm                Break
3:45-4:30                     Making Metadata Sausage: The World of the Aggregator (Diane  Hillmann)                           

Mary S. Woodley, Ph.D.
Collection Development Coordinator
California State University, Northridge
Northridge CA 91330-8328
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voice (818) 677-2261 fax: (818) 677-4928