Sunday, June 22, 2008

Event: Mid-Atlantic Digital Library Conference

From the DigiStates email list.

Mid-Atlantic Digital Library Conference
July 9, 2008
Bucknell University -- Lewisburg, PA

Please note: Registration for the Mid-Atlantic Digital Library Conference will close on July 1.

Full details about the conference, including abstracts for sessions, are available from the conference web site: A discussion
group has also been started on Facebook for pre-conference networking:

Conference Highlights:
About the 2008 Mid-Atlantic Digital Library Conference: This regional conference is designed to bring together librarians and technologists, experienced digital library practitioners and those who are new to to the field. Registrants are from a wide range of cultural heritage institutions including colleges and universities, public libraries, museums, and historical societies. The conference will include 25 sessions over five tracks. Sessions cover a wide range of topics and are aimed at varying levels of experience.

Registration is only $50, and graduate students are eligible for a discounted rate. This one-day event will be held at Bucknell University in Lewisburg, PA. Lewisburg is only a three- to four-hour drive from Philadelphia, New York City, Washington D.C., Baltimore, and Pittsburgh.

Conference Schedule and Sessions -- Wednesday, July 9, 2008

8:00 - 8:30 a.m. -- Registration, breakfast

8:30 - 8:50 a.m. -- Opening, welcoming remarks

9:00 - 10:00 a.m. -- Session One
  • Introduction to Digital Library Technologies & Metadata 101 - Laura Riskedahl, Bucknell University
  • Local History Online: An Open Source Solution to the Management and Access of Historical Collections - John Lyles, Chattahochee Valley Regional Library System
  • Building and Managing a Successful Digital Repository in DSpace - Michele Kimpton, DSpace Foundation
  • The Tri-Colleges' Collaborative Visual Resource Collection - Nicole Finzer, Bryn Mawr College; Susan Dreher, Swarthmore College; Julie D. Coy, Haverford College
  • Balancing the Need for Efficient Submission of Scientific Data with the Need to Collect Metadata - Robert R. Downs and Robert S. Chen, Center for Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN), Columbia University
10:15 - 11:15 a.m. -- Session Two
  • Archivists' Toolkit - Brian Hoffman, New York University and Sibyl Roud, Archivists' Toolkit
  • Introduction to Streaming Video - Eric Smith, Bucknell University
  • Access to Visual Resource Collections - Joan Beaudoin, PhD Candidate at Drexel University and Rachel Bradley, PhD Candidate at Drexel University
  • Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory Digital Image Library -- Karen Higgins, Johns Hopkins University
  • Various Approaches to Building Digital Libraries - From Tech Cool to Strategic - Deborah Ludwig and Sheryl Williams, University of Kansas
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. -- Session Three
  • Scaling Up Digital Library Production: Strategies for Practitioners - Aaron L. Brenner, Univ. of Pittsburgh
  • Tools for Repurposing MARC Metadata in Digital Libraries - Michael Bolam, Univ. of Pittsburgh
  • Digital Reference Services: The Current State of Library and Archival Instruction - Valli Hoski, Kathleen O'Neill, Donna Scanlon, Mark Sgambettera, Vanessa Uribe
  • Implementing a Digital Library Repository Using Fedora - David Kennedy and Jennie A. Levine, University of Maryland
  • The Classical Artifact Research Repository in DSpace: A Partnership with Students - Lois Widmer and Dai Wei, Brandeis University
12:30 - 2:00 p.m. -- Lunch and Special-Interest Group Discussions

2:00 - 3:00 p.m. -- Session Four
  • Defining and Digitizing a Commonwealth: Towards a Collaborative Approach to the Digitization of Pennsylvania's History, Society, and Culture - John Barnett, PALCI
  • A Series of Unfortunate Events, or How Not to Build a Digital Image Archive - Jami L. Bryan, Thomas McNulty, and Carolyn S. Parsons, University of Mary Washington
  • Building Digital Audiovisual Collections: An Example from the Archives - Kevin Clair, Penn State
  • MetaDB: A Distributed Metadata Creation Tool - Eric Luhrs, Lafayette College
  • Collaborating with Faculty on Digital Projects - Michael Weaver, Bucknell University; Jim Gerencser, Dickinson College; Robert Harris, William Paterson University
3:15 - 4:15 p.m. -- Session Five
  • Projects from University Archives - Rodney G. Obein, Worcester Polytechnic Institute and Malinda Triller, Dickinson College
  • Using Open Source Software: What it Means for Your Institution - Panel discussion.
  • World War II Poster Project - David Del Testa, Bucknell University
  • LSTA Grants: From Project Planning to Fruition to Sustainability - Janet Hurlbert, Lycoming College and Jim Gerencser, Dickinson College
  • Tour of Bucknell University's Bertrand Library
4:30 - 6:00 - Posters and Technology Showcase

Confirmed Poster Sessions:
  • Planning and Administering a Digitization Project in a Small, Team-Based Library - Brian Ardan, Bernadette Heiney, Joby Topper, and Cathy Weglarz, Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania
  • An Investigation of Image Users Across Disciplines: A Model of Image Needs, Retrieval, and Use - Joan E. Beaudoin, Drexel University
  • Leveraging History with Social Technologies - Judith Brink-Drescher and Diane Holliday, Dowling College
  • West Virginia History OnView: A Big Digital Project with a Little Budget - John Cuthbert, West Virginia University
  • Fleet Street Found: The Global Photos Metadata Project - John Fahs and Abigail Meisterman, New York Public Library
  • Evaluation of Digital Libraries: My Personal Experiences with MIC, NJDH, and NJVid - Judy Jeng, New Jersey City University
  • Managing Digitization Activities: An ARL SPEC Kit - Rebecca L. Mugridge, Penn State University
  • Digital Herbarium Collection - Andrew Sallans, Carla Lee, and Sherry Lake, University of Virginia
  • Using Dublin Core to Create Electronic Access to the West Virginia and Regional History Collection's Printed Ephemera Collection - Anna Schein, West Virginia University
  • I Never Met A Digital Object I Couldn't Cite: Zotero and Alternatives for Personal Digital Libraries - Jack Widner, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania
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