Wednesday, April 06, 2005

Developing a Regional Approach to Digitization in Western NY

The Western New York Library Resources Council (WNYLRC) has begun a two-year project entitled "Developing a Regional Approach to Digitization in Western New York." The announcement of the LSTA grant, which is funding this project, is in WNYLRC's newsletter. (BTW I'm pleased to be working on this project.)

So what will happen over the next two years? There will be:
  • Workshops on various aspects of digitization
  • A vendor fair (or digitization expo) to include demonstrations of regional projects
  • Discussions and information sessions
  • Research into federated searching options
  • A survey to gather information from member libraries including information on their historic/archive collections
  • Research into equipment that member institutions and WNYLRC could use for digitization
  • The development of a digitization plan
  • And more...

Stay turned for more about this (lessons learned, etc.). I hoping that WNYLRC will start a blog for this project. If they (we) do, I'll let you know.

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