Wednesday, August 03, 2005

Event: Digital Symposium and EAD/XML Workshops at the Univ. of Maryland

As a UM alumna, I was pleased to see this announcement in my inbox this morning.

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The University of Maryland Libraries is delighted to announce a digital library symposium (29 September 2005) entitled "The Library in Bits and Bytes", an official event celebrating the 150th anniversary of the University of Maryland, College Park, and pre-symposium workshops, "Introduction to XML and the TEI" (27-28 September) and "Demystifying EAD" (28 September).

This one-day symposium will reflect on how library practice has embraced and is challenged by digital library initiatives. Plenary speakers are:
  • Deanna Marcum (Associate Librarian for Library Services, Library of Congress) speaking on "Creating an Organizational Culture to Support Digital Library Initiatives"
  • Anne Kenney (Associate University Librarian, Cornell University Library) on "Five Organizational Stages of Digital Preservation"
  • Paul Conway (Director, Information Technology Services, Duke University Libraries) on "Why Is IT So Hard to Do?"
  • G. Sayeed Choudhury (Hodson Director of the Digital Knowledge Center, Johns Hopkins University) on "The Cutting Edge: The Next Generation DigitalLibrary"
The symposium will close with a panel discussion entitled "Pattern Recognition: Trends, Forecasts, and Fragments of a Future", chaired by Matthew G. Kirschenbaum, with Ben Bederson, Allison Druin, Judith Klavans, and Stuart Moulthrop.

Pre-symposium workshops (which may be registered for independently) are a two-day hands-on "Introduction to XML and the Text Encoding Initiative" (27-28 September) and a one-day (28 September) introduction to Encoded Archival Description entitled "Demystifying EAD".

Full symposium and workshop details are available at


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