Monday, November 30, 2009

A great explanation of "Fair Use"

While this 19 min. podcast is meant to be a preview of a workshop on protecting images with copyright, it is really a great explanation of Fair Use. I encourage you to listen to Nancy Wolff, legal counsel to the Picture Archive Council of America (PACA) and an expert in the area of image licensing and the law, as she discusses Fair Use with Chris Kenneally.

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Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Guideline: File Naming Conventions for Digital Collections

The Digital Projects Advisory Group within the University Libraries at the University of Colorado at Boulder implemented this guideline, File Naming Conventions for Digital Collections, in March 2008. It's a well-written four-page document and one that others might like to refer to.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

FADGI: DIGITIZATION ACTIVITIES - Project Planning and Management Outline

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The Federal Agencies Digitization Guidelines Initiative (FADGI) has just released a new planning document, "DIGITIZATION ACTIVITIES - Project Planning and Management Outline".

The aim of this document is to define activities relating to the digitization of original cultural materials, and to outline general steps for planning and management of this process. The activities described in this document address library/archival issues, imaging and conversion work, and IT infrastructure issues in particular, and were identified using project management outlines from several organizations with significant experience working with cultural materials. This document defines "digitization" as a complete process, and covers all project components from content selection through delivery of digitized objects into a repository environment.

You can access the document from the FADGI homepage -
or, go directly to the document page at -

Friday, November 20, 2009

Luna Insights

The Digital Image Collection at the Folger Shakespeare Library encourages users to install Luna Insights in order to take advantage of the features it provides. (They are using the Luna Imaging Insight Software Suite.) According to the Folger, Insights allows users to:
  • Create a permalink to selected images.
  • Save search strategies.
  • Export an html page containing thumbnails that link back to zoomable images.
Sounds interesting, but some users may hesitant about installing an additional piece of software.

Zooming with MrSID

I get asked occasionally about plug-ins people are using with the digitization program online and, of course, that's when my mind goes blank. Today I was reminded about MrSID from LizardTech which allows users to zoom in and look at materials in more detail. MrSID is not a free product and it looks like you have to contact LizardTech for pricing.

You can see MrSID in action on this web site.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Blog post: Revised Google Book Search Settlement from a Library Perspective

This summary is long and well written. Thanks to Peter Murray for doing this! Worth reading, skimming and bookmarking.

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Podcast - BTB #133: For Google Book Settlement, Wasoff Reviews Revisions

Quoting the web site:
Last Friday, November 13th, the parties in the Google Book Search Copyright Class Action filed a revised settlement proposal, responding to concerns voiced by authors, publishers and the U.S. Department of Justice.

For the benefit of our customers and rightsholders, Copyright Clearance Center invited renowned intellectual property attorney Lois Wasoff to speak with Chris Kenneally about the most noteworthy changes, and to explain in brief their potential impact on rightsholders and their works.

I have not listend to this yet, but I've listened to another podcast done by Lois Wasoff on the Settlement and it was excellent, so I expect this to also be well-done and relatively easy to understand (given the topic at hand).

Also the site says:
On Thursday, December 10, Wasoff & Kenneally will present a one-hour online seminar providing an in-depth examination of the settlement as proposed, and calling out all important deadlines for rightsholders.
You may register for this event here.

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Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Call for papers: The International ACM Conference on Management of Emergent Digital EcoSystems

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The International ACM Conference on Management of Emergent Digital EcoSystems
(MEDES 2010)
with the cooperation of IFIP WG 2.6
October 26-29, 2010

Description and Objectives

In the world of the Internet, the rapid growth and exponential use of digital medias leads to the emergence of virtual environments namely digital ecosystems composed of multiple and independent entities such as individuals, organizations, services, software and applications sharing one or several missions and focusing on the interactions and inter-relationships among them. The digital ecosystem exhibits self-organizing environments, thanks to the re-combination and evolution of its "digital components", in which resources provided by each entity are properly conserved, managed and used. The underlying resources mainly comprehend data management, innovative services, computational intelligence and self-organizing platforms. Due to the multi-disciplinary nature of digital ecosystems and their characteristics, they are highly complex to study and design. This also leads to a poor understanding as to how managing resources will empower digital ecosystems to be innovative and value-creating. The application of Information Technologies has the potential to enable the understanding of how entities request resources and ultimately interact to create benefits and added-values, impacting business practices and knowledge. These technologies can be improved through novel techniques, models and methodologies for fields such as data management, web technologies, networking, security, human-computer interactions, artificial intelligence, e-services and self-organizing systems to support the establishment of digital ecosystems and manage their resources.

The International ACM Conference on Management of Emergent Digital EcoSystems (MEDES) aims to develop and bring together a diverse community from academia, research laboratories and industry interested in exploring the manifold challenges and issues related to resource management of Digital Ecosystems and how current approaches and technologies can be
evolved and adapted to this end. The conference seeks related original research papers, industrial papers and proposals for demonstrations, and tutorials and workshops.


In this call, we solicit original research and technical papers not published elsewhere. The papers can be theoretical, practical and application oriented on the following themes (but not limited to):

- Digital Ecosystem Infrastructure
- Web Technologies
- Social Networks
- Data & Knowledge Management Systems
- Multimedia Information Retrieval
- Ontology Management
- Services systems and Engineering
- E-Services , E-Learning, E-Humanities and E-Government
- Emergent Intelligence
- Game Theory
- Networks and Protocols
- Security & Privacy
- Standardization and Extensible Languages
- Human-Computer Interaction
- Business Intelligence
- B2B, B2C, B2A, E-Commerce, E-Business, E-Marketing and E-Procurement
- Digital Library
- Open Source

Paper Submission

Submissions must be in an electronic form as PDF format and should be uploaded using the conference website. Submissions should be at most 8 ACM single-space printed pages. Papers that fail to comply with length limit will be rejected. Submissions will be peer-reviewed by at least 3 peer reviewers. Selection criteria will include: relevance, significance, impact, originality, technical soundness, and quality of presentation. Preference will be given to submissions that take strong or challenging positions on important emergent topics related to Digital Ecosystems. At least one author should attend the conference to present the paper. The conference Proceedings will be published by ACM and indexed by the ACM Digital Library.

Important Dates

- Submission Date: June 20th, 2010
- Notification of Acceptance: September 5th, 2010
- Camera Ready: September 20th, 2010
- Conference Dates: October 26-29, 2010

Program Chair
Richard Chbeir (Bourgogne University, France)

Local Organizing Committee Chair
Asanee Kawtrakul (NECTEC, Thailand)

International Program Committee
(see the web site for the full list)

Authority and trust

My digital library students have had a conversation this semester about whether blogs are scholarly. When I discussed this topic with one of our PhD students, he rephrased the question and used the words "authority" and "trust". Is a blog (or blogger) recognized as being an authority? Can a blog be trusted? To him, the answer is provided by the community. For example, it is the community of people that are interested in digitization who decide if this blog/blogger can be seen as being an authority and it is the community that decides whether it can be trusted.

Authority -- Who is an authority on hip-hop music? Those people who are part of the hip-hop music community are the authority. They are the ones that will look at a new hip-hop music video, web site or artist and decide if it related to the community. They will decide if that new artist really is a hip-hop music artist or a fraud. Since I'm not a member of that community, I am not an authority.

We often look at blogs, web sites, etc. and pass judgment about them as outsiders, not as members of their specific communities. While there may be aspects of a blog, for example, that we can judge, as an outsider we cannot judge the blogs authority. We need to turn to members of the community in order to discern that. We can look at inbound links (via a search engine) or at the authority as judged by Technorati, or talk to other members of the community. If members of the community see that site as being important, then it is.

Authority does not mean that others don't disagree with the information or that it doesn't carry can authoritative voice in other circles. It means that within that community the site/blog/? is considered an authority.

Trust -- The community also judges whether the blog/site can be trusted. Notice that trust is different than authority. Yes, these qualities can and do function independently of each other. What we want are blogs and web site that are seen by their communities as being authoritative and trustworthy. We want to know that we can rely on the information.

While you may not be a blogger, you need to be aware that whatever you do online is being judged by your community - those people who have the same subject area expertise, same point of view, etc. Are your efforts being seen as authoritative? Can people trust your efforts? If not, what do you need to change?

Monday, November 16, 2009

Event: 8th European Conference on Digital Archiving

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8th European Conference on Digital Archiving 2010

28-30 l 04 l 2010 Geneva

Online registration and early-bird discount

Online registration for the conference has now opened. The early-bird discount rate is valid until 31 January 2010!


150 renowned experts and practitioners from Switzerland and abroad will discuss the latest achievements, projects and prospects in the field of digital archiving in over 100 sessions. In addition to classic lectures the programme will also include workshops and poster sessions to provide an opportunity for experts to go into specific themes in greater depth.


The participation of a further prominent speaker has been secured: Charles Leadbeater, author of ‘We-Think: Mass innovation, not mass production’ ( and strategic advisor to various firms and governments. In addition, an attractive selection of side events awaits: welcome cocktail, gala dinner, exhibition and excursions, insight into the archiving practices of a selection of Geneva’s leading institutions.

Full details of the conference can be found at

ECA 2010

Federal Department of Home Affairs FDHA
Swiss Federal Archives SFA

Archivstrasse 24, CH-3003 Bern

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Book: Copyright and Cultural Institutions: Guidelines for Digitization for U.S. Libraries, Archives, and Museums

Peter Hirtle, Emily Hudson and Andrew T. Kenyon have written a new book entitled Copyright and Cultural Institutions: Guidelines for Digitization for U.S. Libraries, Archives, and Museums.

Digital communications technologies have led to fundamental changes in the ways that cultural institutions fulfil their public missions of access, preservation, research, and education. Institutions are developing publicly-accessible websites in which users can visit online exhibitions, search collection databases, access images of collection items, and in some cases create their own digital content. Digitization, however, also raises the possibility of copyright infringement. “Copyright and Digitization” aims to assist understanding and compliance with copyright law across libraries, archives, and museums. It discusses the exclusive rights of the copyright owner, the major exemptions used by cultural heritage institutions, and stresses the importance of “risk assessment” when conducting any digitization project. It also includes two cases studies, examining digitizing oral histories and student work.
In an experiment in open-access publishing, the book is available as a free download through eCommons, Cornell University’s institutional repository, and from The book is also for sale through ($39.95).

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Sunday, November 15, 2009

Report: Digital Preservation in Action: Toward a Campus-Wide Program

Published in September 2005, this is 14-page report -- Digital Preservation in Action: Toward a Campus-Wide Program -- is something you may want to read at a later date. Quoting the introduction:
This bulletin explores a proposed model for establishing a digital preservation program in colleges and universities -- requirements for educating the institutional community, developing roles and policies, and establishing an integrated technical architecture to support the complete life cycle of digital information. The model was develped at the University of Kansas as part of High-Velocity Change, High-Volume Collaboration (HVC2), an initiative that involved five work groups to explore collaborative learning spaces, digital preservation, and quality services for scholars, decision makers, and students.
This is a companion piece to "Digital Preservation: A Campus-Wide Perspective".

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Report: Digital Preservation: A Campus-Wide Perspective

Quoting the abstract:
This bulletin outlines campus-wide issues relating to digital preservation, an emerging aspect of the stewardship responsibility for higher education. Digital presentation requires more than simply extending traditional preservation practices to digital information or assuming that media backups are sufficient. Providing ongoing access to vital current content and stewardship of intellectual and cultural heritage challenges us to define a new information environment that promotes the preservation of fragile digital information. A companion ECAR research bulletin (#19, 2005) details the University of Kansas proposed actions in creating an integrated digital preservation program.

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Saturday, November 14, 2009

Press Review+: Google Book Search Revised Settlement (2.0) Released; What About Libraries?

Resource Shelf has collected information on the revised Google Books Settlement agreement, which was released yesterday. It's long and draws upon analysis and information provided by several sources. I would expect more people to release that analysis in the coming days.

Call for participation: Libraries in the Digital Age 2010

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Zadar, Croatia, 24 - 28 May 2010

University of Zadar, Zadar, Croatia (

Full information at:


The annual international conference Libraries in the Digital Age (LIDA) addresses the changing and challenging environment for libraries and information systems and services in the digital world. Each year a different and 'hot' theme is addressed, divided in two parts; the first part covering research and development and the second part addressing advances in applications and practice. LIDA brings together researchers, educators, practitioners, and developers from all over the world in a forum for personal exchanges, discussions, and learning, made easier by being held in memorable locations.

Themes LIDA 2010

Part I: DIGITAL SCHOLARSHIP: support by digital libraries. Contributions (types described below) are invited covering the following topics:

  • Research, practices, and values related to digital scholarship, including conceptual frameworks that emerged
  • Contemporary nature of the scholarly information and communicationenvironment in general and as involving digital libraries in particular
  • Developments in digital humanities
  • Navigating shifting patterns of scholarly communication
  • The impact digital libraries have on digital scholarship and on education in various fields, and vice versa; the impact of digital scholarship on digital libraries
  • Studies on how faculty, researchers, and students make use of digital scholarly resources for their research or in education
  • Practices that emerged in libraries related to support of digital scholarship, such as resource/collection building, digitization, preservation, access, services and others;
  • International aspects of digital libraries with related trends in globalization and cooperative opportunities for support of digital scholarship;
  • Research and discussions on general questions: How are we to understand new forms of scholarship and scholarly works in their own right? How are we to respond in digital libraries? What are the opportunities and challenges?

Part II: DIGITAL NATIVES: challenges & innovations in reaching out to digital born generations. Contributions (types described below) are invited covering the following topics:

  • Research and discussions on general questions: who are these digital natives? How they are different from older generations - or digital immigrants - and what is the world they're creating going to look like?
  • The impact of digital natives on libraries
  • Digital libraries and social networks on the Web
  • The cultural and technological challenges faced by digital libraries in serving digital natives
  • Examples of library services specifically aimed at digital natives
  • Efforts by libraries to help people that are more digital immigrants to become more digitally natives
  • Role of libraries in e-learning and education in general
  • Is the future of libraries closely associated with how successfully they meet the demands of digital users?

Types of contributions

Invited are the following types of contributions:

1. Papers: research studies and reports on practices and advances that will be presented at the conference and included in published Proceedings.

2. Posters: short graphic presentations on research, studies, advances, examples, practices, or preliminary work that will be presented in a special poster session. Proposals for posters should be submitted as a short, one or two- page paper.

3. Demonstrations: live examples of working projects, services, interfaces, commercial products, or developments-in-progress that will be presented during the conference in specialized facilities or presented in special demonstration sessions.

4. Workshops: two to four-hour sessions that will be tutorial and educational in nature. Workshops will be presented before and after the main part of the conference and will require separate fees, to be shared with workshop organizers.

5. PhD Forum: short presentations by PhD students, particularly as related to their dissertation; help and responses by a panel of educators.

Instructions for submissions are at LIDA site


For papers (an extended abstract) and workshops (a short proposal): 15 January 2010. Acceptance by 10 February 2010.

For demonstrations (a proposal) and posters (an extended abstract): 1 February 2010. Acceptance by 15 February 2010.

Final submission for all accepted papers and posters: 15 March 2010.

Conference contact information

Conference co-directors:

TATJANA APARAC-JELUSIC, Department of Library and Information Science University of Zadar; Zadar, Croatia;

TEFKO SARACEVIC, School of Communication and Information; Rutgers University; New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA

Program chairs:

For Theme I: VITTORE CASAROSA, Istituto di Scienza e Tecnologie dell'Informazione, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Pisa, Italy,

For Theme II: GARY MARCHIONINI, School of Information and Library Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA,


Zadar is one of the enchanting cities on the Adriatic coast, rich in history. It still preserves a very old network of narrow and charming city streets, as well as a Roman forum dating back to the first century CE. In addition, Zadar region encompasses many natural beauties, most prominent among them is the Kornati National Park, the most unusual and indented set of close to a 100 small islands in the Mediterranean For Zadar see For Croatia see

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Friday, November 13, 2009

Call for papers: IADIS International Conference E-Society 2010

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CALL FOR PAPERS - Deadline for submissions (1st call extension): 4 December 2009 --


March 18-21, 2010 – Porto, Portugal


* Keynote Speaker (confirmed):

Christina Preston, MirandaNet Founder, UK

* Conference Background and Goals

The IADIS e-Society 2010 conference aims to address the main issues of concern within the Information Society. This conference covers both the technical as well as the non-technical aspects of the Information Society. Broad areas of interest are eSociety and Digital Divide, eBusiness / eCommerce, eLearning, New Media and E-Society, Digital Services in eESociety, eGovernment /eGovernance, eHealth, Information Systems, and Information Management. These broad areas are divided into more detailed areas (see below). However innovative contributes that don't fit into these areas will also be considered since they might be of benefit to conference attendees.

* Format of the Conference

The conference will comprise of invited talks and oral presentations. The proceedings of the conference will be published in the form of a book and CD-ROM with ISBN, and will be available also in the IADIS Digital Library (online accessible). The best paper authors will be invited to publish extended versions of their papers in the IADIS Journal on WWW/Internet (ISSN: 1645-7641) and other selected Journals.

* Types of submissions

Full and Short Papers, Reflection Papers, Posters/Demonstrations, Tutorials, Panels and Doctoral Consortium. All submissions are subject to a blind refereeing process.

* Topics related to the Information Society are of interest. These include, but are not limited to the following areas and topics:

«« eSociety and Digital Divide »»

Connectivity may imply social coherence and integration. The opposite may result as well, when systematic measures are taken to exclude certain individuals or certain groups. Papers are welcomed on the next keywords:

• Social Integration

• Social Bookmarking

• Social Software

• E-Democracy

• Social Integration

«« eBusiness / eCommerce »»

May include issues relating to:

• Business Ontologies and Models

• Digital Goods and Services

• eBusiness Models

• eCommerce Application Fields

• eCommerce Economics

• eCommerce Services

• Electronic Service Delivery

• eMarketing

• Languages for Describing Goods and Services

• Online Auctions and Technologies

• Virtual Organisations and Teleworking

«« eLearning »»

May include issues relating to:

• Collaborative Learning

• Curriculum Content Design & Development

• Delivery Systems and Environments

• Educational Systems Design

. E-Citizenship and Inclusion

• eLearning Organisational Issues

• Evaluation and Assessment

. Political and Social Aspects

• Virtual Learning Environments and Issues

• Web-based Learning Communities

«« New Media and E-Society »»

May include issues relating to:

• Digitization, heterogeneity and convergence

• Interactivity and virtuality

• Citizenship, regulation and heterarchy

• Innovation, identity and the global village syndrome

• Internet Cultures and new interpretations of “Space”

• Polity and the Digitally Suppressed

«« Digital Services in E-Society »»

May include issues relating to:

• Service Broadcasting

• Political Reporting

• Development of Digital Services

• Freedom of Expression

• E-Journalism

• Open Access

«« eGovernment /eGovernance »»

May include issues relating to:

• Accessibility

• Democracy and the Citizen

• Digital Economies

• Digital Regions

• eAdministration

• eGovernment Management

• eProcurement

• Global Trends

• National and International Economies

• Social Inclusion

«« eHealth »»

May include issues relating to:

• Data Security Issues

• eHealth Policy and Practice

• eHealthcare Strategies and Provision

• Legal Issues

• Medical Research Ethics

• Patient Privacy and Confidentiality

«« Information Systems »»

May include issues relating to:

• Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)

• Intelligent Agents

• Intelligent Systems

• IS Security Issues

• Mobile Applications

• Multimedia Applications

• Payment Systems

• Protocols and Standards

• Software Requirements and IS Architectures

• Storage Issues

• Strategies and Tendencies

• System Architectures

• Telework Technologies

• Ubiquitous Computing

• Virtual Reality

• Wireless Communications

«« Information Management »»

May include issues relating to:

• Computer-Mediated Communication

• Content Development

• Cyber law and Intellectual Property

• Data Mining

• ePublishing and Digital Libraries

• Human Computer Interaction

• Information Search and Retrieval

• Knowledge Management

• Policy Issues

• Privacy Issues

• Social and Organizational Aspects

• Virtual Communities

• XML and Other Extensible Languages

* Important Dates:

- Submission deadline (1st call extension): 4 December 2009

- Notification to Authors (1st call extension): 6 January 2010

- Final Camera-Ready Submission and Early Registration (1st call extension): Until 27 January 2010

- Late Registration (1st call extension): After 27 January 2010

- Conference: Porto, Portugal, 18 to 21 March 2010

* Conference Location

The conference will be held in Porto, Portugal.

* Secretariat


Rua Sao Sebastiao da Pedreira, 100, 3

1050-209 Lisbon, Portugal


Web site:

* Program Committee

Program Chair

Piet Kommers, University of Twente, The Netherlands

Conference Chair

Pedro Isaías, Universidade Aberta (Portuguese Open University), Portugal

Committee Members:*

* for committee list please refer to

* Co-located events

Please also check the co-located events:

Information Systems 2010 ( - 18-20 March 2010

Mobile Learning 2010 ( - 19-21 March 2010

* Registered participants in the e-Society conference may attend Information Systems and Mobile Learning conferences’ sessions free of charge.

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Suzanne Preate on "Digital Project Management: Best Practices"

In early October, Suzanne Preate from Bird Library at Syracuse University did a session at a conference in Potsdam, NY entitled Digitizing: Best Practices. Suzanne reports that the session should have been named "Digital Project Management: Best Practices" because that describes better what she discussed. The NNYLN 2009 Conference web site includes a link to her slides as well as other resource materials.

Suzanne's slides lay out an orderly flow to the project management, with the project progressing through various phrases. Some projects likely blur these phrases together, but it is very helpful to think about them as being distinct. As distinct phrases, you can then ensure that one is complete before moving forward to the next. You can also celebrate the completion of a phrase, which will give the team a sense of accomplishment.

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Thursday, November 12, 2009

PDF/A & the PDF/A Competence Center

If you are interested in PDF/A, you may want to know about the PDF/A Competence Center ( The Center has a very long list of members from around the world including Adobe whom we associate with the PDF format.

The PDF/A Competence Center web site includes webinars, white papers and other information. There is also this video introduces the Center and the need for PDF/A.

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Event: IFLA International Newspaper Conference 2010

Received via email from Ramesh C. Gaur, Conference Director, IFLA International Newspaper Conference 2010.

I am pleased to inform you that Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA) in collaboration with IFLA Newspaper Section is organizing IFLA International Newspaper Conference 2010 at IGNCA, New Delhi in India during 26th February to 28th February, 2010 on theme "Digital Preservation and Access to news and views".

The Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA) was established in 1987 as an autonomous institution under the Ministry of Culture, as a centre for research, academic pursuit and dissemination in the field of the arts. The Arts' encompass a wide range of subjects - from archaeology and anthropology to the visual and performing arts, enveloping them in a complementary and non-demarcated vision.

IFLA (The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions) is the leading international body representing the interests of library and information services and their users. It is the global voice of the library and information profession.

More details regarding the conference can be had from:

We take an opportunity to invite you to this International event and also request you to share your views by contributing papers and be the delegate in the conference.

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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Monday, November 02, 2009

Event: CULTURAL HERITAGE on line. Empowering users: an active role for user communities, Dec. 15-16, 2009

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The Foundation Rinascimento Digitale, the Italian Ministry for Cultural Heritage and Activities and the Library of Congress
are delight to announce the conference:

CULTURAL HERITAGE on line. Empowering users: an active role for user communities
15-16 December 2009, Florence, Italy
Teatro della Pergola
Via della Pergola 30

The conference aims to explore, analyze, and evaluate the state of the art and future trends in user communities and cultural contents on the web from an international perspective, and bring together academic researchers, policy makers and practitioners, providing a forum for the discussion and dissemination of the selected themes. Internet continues to have an impressive impact on cultural heritage and humanist communities by affecting the way they work, use, exchange and produce knowledge. New architectures and radically different paradigms arise continuously engendering a deep rethinking of traditional roles and tasks.

The second day of the conference foresees two parallel sessions related to relevant themes as: digital library applications, interactive web, and sustainable policies for digital culture preservation. Invited authors outline the users and communities framework in digital libraries design and development. Several considerations will be also addressed to the improvement of collaborative tools introducing new capabilities for cooperation, knowledge creation, and collective intelligence.


Palazzo Incontri – Sala Verde
Via dei Pucci 1, Firenze

Auditorium dell’Ente Cassa di Risparmio di Firenze
Via Folco Portinari 5, Firenze

See here the program: Cultural Heritage On-line [.pdf | 1614 Kb]

Please kindly register at:

Registration Deadline: Registration must be done by 11 December 2009. The registrations received within 30th of November will take advantage of the promo price shown on the web site. Starting from 1st December 2009 registration fees will be charged of a 20% increase.

For more information on the Conference and Tutorials: