Monday, June 09, 2008

Jill's schedule & SLA Annual Conference

Next week is the Special Libraries Association Annual Conference, which will be held in Seattle, WA this year. I'm involved in three events at the conference:
  • June 15 -- Digitization Essentials workshop, cost $299/SLA-members, $399/non-member. You can register online. Description: Digitization is much more than converting a physical or analog object into its digital equivalent: it efficiently repurposes crucial information resources to improve their use by staff, colleagues, and end-users. For libraries, digitization can open the collection to a much larger user-base, whether that user-base is comprised of researchers, students, or business people. A dangerous trap for digitization efforts is to focus on the conversion process instead of other, mission critical, pre-scanning issues such as selection criteria, preservation of original documents, metadata creation, software and hardware concerns, integration into existing systems, and legal issues. These issues and more will be discussed in this full-day workshop.
  • June 16 -- Speaker (Panel), What's all the Buzz about Social Networking
  • June 17 -- Panel Moderator, Building Bridges, Creating Partnerships
Although my schedule looks empty after the conference, it isn't -- I'm just waiting on date confirmations. If you would me to speak at your event, please give me a shout.

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