Monday, April 10, 2006

Event: Digitization Expo & Vendor Exhibit, May 24

Exhibitors and Presenters Announced for the Digitization Expo, May 24, at the WNY Event Centre

Buffalo – April 11 – The Western New York Library Resources Council (WNYLRC) has announced both the presenters and exhibitors for its Digitization Expo on May 24, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the WNY Event Centre (11163 Main Street, Clarence). The companies that will be exhibiting products and services at the Expo include:
  • Backstage Library Works

  • Biel’s Information Technology Systems

  • Crowley Micrographics

  • Hudson Microimaging

  • IKON

  • Indus USA

  • Kirtas Technologies

  • OCLC/Nylink

  • S-T Imaging
These companies provide:
  • Manual scanning equipment including patron-friendly machines

  • Automated book scanners

  • Digitization/scanning services including microfilm scanning

  • Content management software
Attendees at the Digitization Expo will also be able to hear presentation about successful digitization projects. The scheduled presenters include:
  • Angela O'Neal from Ohio Memories

  • Peter D. Verheyen and Nicolette Schneider from Syracuse University

  • Pam O'Sullivan from Rochester Public Library
The Digitization Expo is free and open to the public. The Expo is geared for librarians, archivists and record managers from for-profit and not-for-profit institutions who want to improve access to their materials by making the materials available electronically.

WNYLRC Executive Director, Gail M. Staines, Ph.D., anticipates that this event will spark more organizations in the Western NY region to embark on programs to increase access to materials through digitization. “Researchers, library patrons and taxpayers as well corporate and government employees want to be able access more information electronically,” Staines said, “Besides creating more information in electronic form, we need to digitize the information that already exists, including historic materials that are unique to our region.”

Event Registration

Although the Digitization Expo is free, attendees are encouraged to register to ensure the proper quantities of handouts and other materials. To register, go to

About the Western NY Library Resources Council

The Western New York Library Resources Council (WNYRLC) is a not-for-profit consortium of libraries and library systems serving six counties: Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Genesee, Niagara, and Orleans. Its members include academic libraries, special libraries, hospital libraries, and public and school library systems. The Council’s reach extends to 1,250 librarians and support staff that work in the libraries and library systems in its region. WNYLRC provides a range of support services to its members including continuing education, consulting, information technologies and access to digitizing training/services. WNYRLC has embarked on a multi-year project to increase the number of digitization programs in the region. For more information, visit WNYLRC on the Web at

Media Contact Information:

Jill Hurst-Wahl, Digitization Consultant
Tel: (315) 243-4403

Sheryl Knab, Assistant Director, WNYLRC
Tel: (716) 633-0705 X121

Addendum (5/10/2006): The event brochure is at

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