WorkshopsFree Digitization Training Sessions
Are you looking to digitize a collection, but don't know where to start? Do you have questions about selection, metadata, and delivering content online? Would you like to work through these issues with experts and discuss these and other digitization topics with colleagues?
The Digital Commonwealth of Massachusetts, a statewide collaboration for digital projects, is pleased to announce a series of free workshops to staff from libraries, archives, and cultural institutions that are looking to start or enhance their digital collections. The topics covered in the sessions will include: digital project planning, selecting and preparing materials for digitization, and file format and metadata issues, along with opportunities for discussions about projects and Digital Commonwealth.
The dates and links to registration forms for the six sessions are listed below. Please note, the same session will be offered six different times:
Wednesday, July 25, 2012 MLS (Massachusetts Library System) office, Marlborough, 9:00 AM-4:00 PM
Tuesday, August 7, 2012 at SAILS, Middleborough, 9:00 AM-4:00 PM
Thursday, August 16, 2012 MLS (Massachusetts Library System) office, Whately, 9:00 AM-4:00 PM
Monday, August 20, 2012 Electronic classroom in the State Archives Building at Columbia Point, Boston, 9:00 AM-4:00 PM
Friday, September 7, 2012 at NEDCC (Northeast Document Conservation Center) in Andover, 9:00 AM-4:00 PM
Wednesday, September 19, 2012 online webinar, 9:00 AM-4:00 PM
To register for a free training session please visit: http://digitalcommonwealth.memberlodge.org/Training
Participating in a training session will facilitate the steps required of current Digital Commonwealth member institutions interested in receiving free digitization services (grant funding permitting) from the Boston Public Library.
These training sessions are supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act as administered by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.