Friday, June 24, 2005

Event: Digital Library Symposium, 29 September 2005

The University of Maryland Libraries is delighted to announce a digital library symposium (29 September 2005) entitled "The Library in Bits and Bytes," an official event celebrating the 150th anniversary of the University of Maryland, College Park, and pre-symposium workshops, "Introduction to XML and the TEI" (27-28 September) and "Demystifying EAD" (28 September).

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."
The symposium will close with a panel discussion entitled "Pattern Recognition: Trends, Forecasts, and Fragments of a Future" chaired by Matthew G. Kirschenbaum, with Ben Bederson, Allison Druin, Stuart Moulthrop, and Jennifer Preece.

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
Assistant Dean
Head of Digital Collections and Research
McKeldin Library
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742

Phone: 301 314 0358
Fax: 301 314 9408
Email: sschreib@umd.edu

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