This one-day symposium will reflect on how library practice has embraced and is challenged by digital library initiatives. Plenary speakers are:
- Deanna Marcum (Associate Librarian for Library Services, Library of Congress) speaking on "Creating an Organizational Culture to Support Digital Library Initiatives."
- Anne Kenney (Associate University Librarian, Cornell University Library) on "Five Organizational Stages of Digital Preservation."
- Paul Conway (Director, Information Technology Services, Duke University Libraries) on "Why Is IT So Hard to Do?"
- G. Sayeed Choudhury (Hodson Director of the Digital Knowledge Center, Johns Hopkins University) on "The Cutting Edge: The Next Generation Digital Library."
Pre-symposium workshops (which may be registered for independently) are a two-day hands-on "Introduction to XML and the Text Encoding Initiative" (27-28 September) and a one-day (28 September) introduction to Encoded Archival Description entitled "Demystifying EAD."
Full symposium and workshop details are available at http://www.lib.umd.edu/dcr/events/symposium
Susan Schreibman, PhD
Head of Digital Collections and Research
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742
Phone: 301 314 0358
Fax: 301 314 9408