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

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


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