Friday, March 09, 2007

OCLC: Paper to Screen—a FREE webcast

OCLC is holding a two-part webcast during March on digitizing newspapers. The webcasts will be on March 15 and March 27. You can register (free) at Below is information from the OCLC web site:

March 15, 2007, 3 p.m. EST

Choosing the Right Route: Preparing Newspapers for Online Access
OCLC preservation experts will explain the activities that lead to successful newspaper digitization projects. You’ll see the path those projects take and hear the key steps you can follow to ensure similar results.

Our guest speaker, David Roberts, Wissahickon Valley Public Library Director, will share his journey through the newspaper digitization process and offer lessons he learned along the way.

March 27, 2007, 3 p.m. EST

Delivering and Managing an Online Newspaper Collection
Ron Gardner, OCLC Digital Services Consultant, will discuss how to deliver a first-class user experience with CONTENTdm—from displaying your newspaper collection to enhancing, storing and managing it.

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