Friday, July 15, 2005

Event: OCLC Western Digital Forum- Newspaper Digitization

I found this a while ago, but am just getting around to posting it, so (unfortunately) early bird registration ends today. (Sorry)


OCLC Western Digital Forum- Newspaper Digitization

The first in a series of four digital forums sponsored by OCLC Western Digital & Preservation Services Program, Newspaper Digitization will be held in beautiful Portland, Oregon on August 11-12, 2005.

Co-sponsors for the event include the Utah Digital Newspapers Project, the California Newspaper Project and the Orbis Cascade Alliance.

Forum Overview

The OCLC Western Digital Forum - Newspaper Digitization will provide a national forum for the discussion of issues relating to newspaper digitization and will provide an opportunity to continue the national discussion of collaborative solutions to newspaper digitization. The forum will highlight existing major projects, encourage discussion of problems relating to newspapers in digital format, and foster collaboration on finding solutions and funding mechanisms. Speakers will discuss issues such as funding projects, indexing, metadata, copyright, permissions and foster discussion that leads to solutions. The forum will address needs and interests expressed by OCLC Western membership and the wider national interest in newspaper digitization projects.

Registration Information:

Early Registration (received by July 15th) - $75
After July 15th - $100

See the web site for additional information.

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