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Date: Tue, 1 Sep 1998 13:36:54 +0000
From: "Maureen Kimball ([log in to unmask])" <[log in to unmask]>
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Subject: Digitizing Collections Workshop --Back by Popular Demand

I would really appreciate your posting this announcement on your
organization's listserv (or any other listserv that you feel would be
appropriate). Thanks, Maureen
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Digitizing Collections: A Practical Approach

1998 October 8-9
9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
PALINET/Philadelphia, PA

Course Description:
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.

Exit Competencies:
      Understanding of digitization concepts, technologies, and theory
      Understanding of digitization needs and opportunities for your
institution
      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
digitization tools

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

FURTHER INFORMATION

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
refunded.

Questions? Contact Maureen Kimball, at 800/233-3401.

SPECIAL REGISTRATION FORM FOR THE PALINET/DREXEL WORKSHOP
DIGITIZING COLLECTIONS: A PRACTICAL APPROACH

Name _______________________________________________

Position Title__________________________________________

Institutional Affiliation___________________________________

Business Address_______________________________________

_____________________________________________________

E-mail Address (s)______________________________________

Work Phone (_____) _____-_______

Home Phone (_____) _____-_______

FAX (_____) _________-_________



SSN (necessary for CEU* records)_________________________



Payment Method:

_____Check for $195 enclosed made payable to PALINET.

_____Please charge our PALINET account.

_____Please invoice.

Note: The early-bird discount may NOT be applied to this special
workshop.



Authorizing Signature ____________________________________OCLC
Symbol_______



______Please send a map and instructions



Mail or FAX your completed form to PALINET Headquarters:

Educational Program Registrar

PALINET

3401 Market Street + Suite 262

Philadelphia, PA 19104-3374

Phone: 800/233-3401 + FAX: 215/382-0022



*CEUs AVAILABLE!

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.

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