Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Jill's November digitization workshop (Switzerland)

On Monday, Nov. 9, I am giving a workshop entitled "Planning & Management of Digitization Programmes" in Geneva, Switzerland. The full-day workshop is sponsored by the Association of International Librarians & Info. Specialists (AILIS). More information is available and, I believe, registration is still open.

I am looking forward to the workshop and talking about digitization from a much-less U.S. perspective. I am also very interested in hearing the participants' interest in this topic. Will their hopes and fears be similar or different from their U.S. counterparts?

If you happen to see me in an airport or at the workshop, I hope we'll be able to chat over a cup of coffee/café/kaffee.

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maryann said...

I won't be at the conference, but I'm curious what you think about current digitization efforts at the Walters in Baltimore. Their funding for this project came from the National Endowment for the Humanities, and funding for the amazing Archimedes project came from a private donor, but I'm curious about long-term funding for such projects.

Jill Hurst-Wahl said...

MaryAnn, Dr. Noel just spoke last week at TEDxMidAtlantic on the the Archimedes project that they did. The video of his presentation is at http://tedxmidatlantic.com/live/#WillNoel. I hope that the Walters has budgeted for the long-term maintenance and preservation of these digital assets. I would suspect that their importance might attract funding that would help the museum do that. But it is really up to the museum to find and allocate the money. Having people like Dr. Noel out talking about their work definitely helps to draw attention to it and may help them find the continued funding that they will need.