Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Presentations on digitization projects on May 24 in Buffalo

A DIGITIZATION EXPO will be held in the Buffalo area on May 24. This EXPO will include presentations from successful, world-class digitization projects. Presentations will be given by:
  • Ohio Historical Society (Ohio Memory)
  • Syracuse University (Digital projects in Special Collections)
  • Rochester Public Library (Rochester Images & Rochester City Directories)
  • New York State Archives (Erie Canal Time Machine and others)
  • University at Buffalo (UBdigit)
The projects have been digitizing books automatically, creating online scrapbooks, building collaborative efforts, and digitizing archival/special collections.

In addition to these presentations, you will be able to talk to companies that provide:
  • Manual scanning equipment including patron-friendly machines
  • Automated book scanners
  • Digitization/scanning services including microfilm scanning
  • Content management software
The companies that will be at the EXPO include:
  • Backstage Library Works
  • Biel’s Information Technology Systems
  • Crowley Micrographics
  • Document Advantage
  • Hudson Microimaging
  • IKON
  • Indus USA
  • Kirtas Technologies
  • Marquis Digital Imaging
  • OCLC/Nylink
  • S-T Imaging
The DIGITIZATION EXPO is FREE and open to the public.

Date: Wednesday, May 24, 2006
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Location: WNY Event Centre, 11163 Main Street, Clarence, NY
Cost: Free.
Registration: Attendees are encouraged to register to ensure that vendors and speakers bring the proper number of handouts. Online registration is available at http://www.wnylrc.org/calendar/current.htm#May24

Addendum (5/10/2006): The event brochure is at http://www.hurstassociates.com/expo_brochure.pdf

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