Fourth Annual Digital Library Conference and Vendor Fair

Thursday, March 25, 2010
Hogan Center, College of the Holy Cross 
Worcester, Massachusetts


Conference Overview Including Downloadable Session Materials


This conference highlights important issues and practical skills in implementing and nourishing a digital collection.  It is designed for all cultural institutions that have an interest in digital libraries, including historical societies and commissions, museums, archives, research institutions, schools, and libraries of all types.

Welcome and Digital Commonwealth Update

Morning Keynote session

Fundraising for Your Digital Collections (PDF)

Speaker: Tom Clareson
Whether you are creating digital collections in-house or via outsourcing, there are a variety of costs you’ll encounter.  This session will focus on potential funding sources to assist you in building and preserving your digital collections.

Afternoon Keynote session 

Engaging Users  (PDF, 4.2 MB)

Speaker: Roy Tennant
Digitizing is but an early step in a long process that includes a variety of activities that can both enhance discovery of your content as well as engage users in compelling ways. There are a number of things cultural heritage institutions can do to create a satisfying experience for users without breaking the bank. These and other issues will be explored in a look at best practices from around the world on how best to engage users wherever they may be found.

Breakout sessions

Thanks to our sponsors

The Digital Ark www.thedigitalark.com
Luna Imaging www.lunaimaging.com
LYRASIS www.lyrasis.org
OCLC www.oclc.org

Bloggers

Lacy Crews http://www.mastatelibrary.blogspot.com/
Millie Gonzalez http://whittemorelibrary.wordpress.com/
Jillian Parsons http://wplrefblog.blogspot.com/

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