OCLC is pleased to announce that the Statewide Digitization Conference, made possible by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, will be held October 20-21, 2005 at the OCLC Headquarters in Dublin, Ohio.
This 1.5-day conference will bring together leaders of state and regional digitization collaboratives to address topics of interest and concern, including best practices in managing collaborative initiatives, metadata creation and quality assurance, OAI and interoperability, digital preservation initiatives, sustainability and business planning, and training.
Speakers will include representatives from collaborative digitization projects of varying sizes and types. The agenda combines plenary sessions with ample time for small group discussion on various topics, and will afford the opportunity for participants to share concerns, solutions, and approaches to issues that are inherent in collaborative projects.
The IMLS grant will cover hotel and conference site meal expenses for one leader of each statewide digitization collaborative. Invitations to these leaders will be issued via e-mail in late August. Additional representatives from the statewide projects are welcome to attend at their own cost.
Additional information on this conference will be distributed through the DigiStates listserv in late August, or you are welcome to contact Amy Lytle, OCLC Digital Collection Services, via e-mail at mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 800.848.5878 x 5212.
Grants & Education Coordinator
OCLC Digital Planning & Education Services