Monday, April 25, 2005

Presentation schedule for METRO's Digitization Expo

Below is updated info on METRO's Digitization Expo to be held soon in NYC. A very interesting format that will provide people the chances to hear what vendors have to say as well as see their products.

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METRO DIGITIZATION EXPO 2005
BARUCH COLLEGE – NEWMAN CONFERENCE CENTER
151 EAST 25TH STREET, NEW YORK, NEW YORK

Monday, May 9, 2005
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

On Monday, May 9, 2005, the Metropolitan New York Library Council (METRO) is hosting the METRO Digitization Expo. This is your opportunity to meet face-to-face with the leading digitization hardware, software, and service providers to find the perfect tools and resources for your digital projects. Many of the vendors will also be providing informative sessions on a variety of digitization topics.

METRO member libraries will also be on hand to give presentations on their recent digital projects.

For additional information and to register: www.metro.org/2005_spring/metro_digitiz_expo.html

Companies expected to appear include:

Academic Imaging Associates, Backstage Library Works, Boston Photo Imaging, Center for Digital Imaging, Color By Pergament, Digital Library Systems Group at Image Access, Ex Libris, iArchives, Innodata Isogen, JJT Inc., Luna Imaging, OCLC, Olive Software, RLG, Safe Sound Archive, Stokes Imaging, and VidiPax.

METRO member libraries scheduled to present include: Rutgers University, Columbia University, and The New York Public Library.

Schedule of Vendor Sessions and Member Presentations:
Each session and presentation is scheduled for 45 minutes.

10:15 Innodata Isogen
10:30 RLG
11:00 Rutgers University: “New Jersey Digital Highway”
11:15 Ex Libris: “Digitool, the Sophisticated and Flexible Digital Content Management System”
11:30 OCLC: “Digital Lifecycle Solutions: An Integrated Approach”
12:00 Columbia University: “Columbia Libraries Digital Program”
12:15 Luna Imaging: “Luna Insight”
12:30 iArchives
1:00 OCLC: “Grant Proposal Writing for Digital and Preservation Projects”
1:15 Safe Sound Archive: "Planning a Digital Audio Preservation Transfer Project"
1:30 Center for Digital Imaging
2:00 The New York Public Library: “Noodling in the Background....What Underlies the NYPL Digital Gallery"
2:15 Olive Software: “No Longer Just a Preservation Center, Historical Archives Can Be Transformed Into a Profit Center”
2:30 Academic Imaging Associates/Boston Photo Imaging: “Determining Scanning Needs and Meeting Them: Needs Assessment, Equipment, Workflow, Outsourcing”

The METRO Digitization Expo will be held from 10:00 AM -- 4:00 PM on Monday, May 9, 2005 at the Baruch College – Newman Conference Center. Come for an hour or stay for the day. This event is open to METRO members and non-members. Advanced registration is available for $10 on our website until May 5, 2005. Onsite registration is $15 cash only.

For additional details and to register: www.metro.org/2005_spring/metro_digitiz_expo.html

If you have any questions, please contact Richard Kim, Digital Library Services Coordinator, at rkim@metro.org.

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