Please join us for two informational presentations on digital content management systems:

June 3, 2010:  PTFS will present ArchivalWare

June 8, 2010:  VTLS will present VITAL 

Sessions are available at 9:30 am and 1:30 pm on both dates 
FEDLINK Training Room
Library of Congress,  Adams Bldg., 2nd floor, Rm 216
2nd and Independence Ave., SE, Washington, DC
Metro Station: Capitol South, Blue/Orange lines.

To register, please send email to Jim Oliver, [log in to unmask], including contact information and agency affiliation.

Please forward to colleagues who may have an interest.

PTFS provides turnkey content management and library solutions including digitization and content conversion services, ArchivalWare content management software, and supporting professional services.   ArchivalWare provides digital library software that is completely web-based with full-text searching of every word of every page in a document collection regardless of size.  

PTFS offers specialty and high volume digitization and content conversion services.  The 6,000 square ft conversion service center conveniently located 4 miles from Washington D.C. provides a full range of digital image capture and services that includes digitization, metadata creation, and re-keying services from published, unpublished, digital, or non-digital materials.  PTFS has extensive expertise in handling and digitizing rare, fragile and historic documents as well as high volumes of documents and other media such as microfilm or microfiche.  PTFS has the in-house capability to create digital assets from a variety of source material including:  Books/Journals; Engineering drawings; 16mm and 35mm Microfilm; Photographs/Slides; Microfiche; and Video/Audio. 

VTLS will conduct a product demonstration of the VITAL institutional repository solution, which is based on the Fedora-Commons™ Repository Service.  The program will be presented by Dr. Vinod Chachra, President and CEO and Heather Myers, VITAL Development Manager.  The primary goal of the demonstration is to familiarize the audience with the advanced capabilities of VITAL and its application to federal libraries.

VITAL provides capabilities for (1) ingest, (2) creation, (3) maintenance, (4) validation with integrity rules, (5) identification with unique identifiers, (6) authentication and access control, (7) preservation through content versioning, and (8) export in XML-encoded object formats.  VITAL can handle most digital content types including, but not limited to, text, newspaper articles, and multimedia.