Join a free webinar on Digitizing Hidden Collections, November 2

Although large-scale initiatives receive the lion’s share of the attention when we talk about digitization projects, countless small and medium-sized digitization projects provide invaluable access to hidden collections from North American libraries, archives, and museums. Spurred by the OITP Perspectives paper, “Digitizing Hidden Collections in Public Libraries, (pdf)” this 90-minute webinar is aimed at sharing success stories, best practices, and the lessons learned to encourage other successful projects.

“The webinar is aimed at sharing success stories, best practices, and the lessons learned to encourage other successful projects,” said Larra Clark, associate director of the ALA Office for Information Technology Policy (OITP) Program on America’s Libraries for the 21st Century, which is hosting the free webinar.

Panelists include:

Panelists will address the following topics:

  • Real-life, practical strategies for initiating and managing projects and how those strategies could be applied more broadly
  • Where to find best practices for a variety of digital project needs (conversion, metadata standards, storage, access etc.)
  • How to create a successful collaborative project between multiple institutions
  • Short survey of initiatives aimed at providing increased access to collections (via portals, directories, etc…)

Date: Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Time: 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm EDT

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About Jacob Roberts

Jacob Roberts is the communications specialist for the ALA Washington Office.

2 comments

  1. Will this webinar be recorded and made accessible online after it happens? I would very much like to attend “live” but am unable due to a conflict.

  2. Yes, you will be able to find the archived webinar materials on this blog as soon as they are available. Make sure you subscribe via RSS, email or follow us on twitter or facebook for the earliest notification possible.

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