Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Event: Digitization Expo, May 24, Buffalo, NY

The Western NY Library Resources Council (WNYLRC) will be hosting a Digitization Expo on Wednesday, May 24 from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. at the Events Centre, 11163 Main Street in Clarence, NY (a suburb of Buffalo). This the first such event in Upstate NY. The event is free, although attendees are encouraged to register in advance for planning purposes. [Go here for registration information.]

What will be at the Digitization Expo?
  • There will be vendors exhibiting and demonstrating hardware, software, and services that are used in digitization programs. Invited are companies that can digitized "hardcopy" materials as well as audio and video. Companies that provide software for digital asset management and federate search have also been invited. Companies from a broad geographic region are being invited, who are known for their products and services.
  • There will be presentations given by specific digitization programs that will discuss what they did and how they did it. Representatives from highly regarded programs are being invited, and include programs from outside of the region.
Who should attend the Digitization Expo? Anyone planning on digitizing materials or who already has a digitization program underway. This includes people from libraries, archives, museums, corporations, not-for-profit institutions, and local governments. Decision-makers and those involved at the operations-level will find this event helpful.

How can you get more information?
  • If you are a vendor and have not been contacted about this event -- and are interested in exhibiting -- please contact me (Jill Hurst-Wahl) at I am working with WNYLRC on this event.
  • If you are interested in attending, stay tuned here (Digitization 101) and I'll post more details as they become available. Formal announcements will be sent to several discussion lists in NYS and elsewhere, so you may see information on this event in your e-mail.

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