This one-day meeting, hosted by the University of Florida, in conjunction with LYRASIS and OCLC, will focus on the future of library and cultural heritage collections. We will discuss and evaluate important decisions that impact the sustainability and value of collections—what content to preserve digitally, which tools are best for this task, which partners to engage with collaboratively, and how best to promote collections in new formats.
The sessions for this meeting have been chosen to share insights from digitization, preservation and content experts related to making and implementing these decisions.
Date: Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Time: 10AM to 3PM
Registration Fee: Free
Lunch: A boxed lunch will be provided
Location: University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
George A. Smathers Library-Library East
The Future of Collections: Creating and Managing Digital Content
The University of Florida
February 20, 2013
9:00 AM- 10:00 AM
Continental Breakfast/Registration/Introductory Remarks
10:00 AM-10:50 AM
The Future of Music Collections in Libraries
Matthew Moyer, Reference Librarian, Popular Media Department
Andrew Coulon, Librarian, Integrated Library Services
Jacksonville Public Library
Matthew and Andrew will offer their insights on the future of music collections.
11:00 -12:15 Virtual presentations
Exploring a Collaborative Digitization Program: Easy and Economical Digitization of Your Library’s Materials
Laurie Gemmill Arp, LYRASIS
LYRASIS has established the Digitization Collaborative to assist institutions with their digitization needs. Cultural heritage institutions can contribute to this digital collection and get their materials digitized at a low cost. This unique program enables small, medium and large cultural heritage institutions to gain the benefits of a coordinated effort without having to invest in creating their own infrastructure to make materials available online. Attendees will learn more about the program and have the opportunity to ask questions.
The HBCU Library Alliance Digital Collections and OCLC CONTENTdm
Angela Proctor, Southern University
In this session, Angela will review the creation and maintenance of the Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Digital Collections. She will discuss her experiences with using OCLC’s CONTENTdm, and share some highlights from the collection at Southern University and in the broader HBCU Collections.
Boxed Lunch/ Group Discussion
Using Digital Collections for Outreach, Research, Reference, and Instruction
Russell Palmer, LYRASIS
Russell will lead an informal lunchtime discussion on these four key areas relating to digital collections. The audience will share ideas that have worked for them in each key area.
Using Digital Collections for Genealogy Research: Best Practices and Resources
Sylvia Ashwell, Librarian, Alachua County Library District
Pat Griggs, Alachua County Library District
Digital collections are not only great resources for local history but can also be useful in genealogical research as well. Sylvia Ashwell, Pat Griggs, and Bobby Powell from the Alachua County Library District (Gainesville, FL) will talk about current trends in the use of digital collections in genealogical research as well as other online resources that can help genealogists and genealogy librarians keep up-to-date on what’s new in the world of family history research.
Collaborating with Digital Library Foundations
Suzan Alteri, University of Florida Libraries
The Baldwin Library of Historical Children’s Literature is the second largest contributor to the International Children’s Digital Library, a free online collection of children’s books designed specifically for use by children to encourage a love of reading and increased literacy. Suzan Alteri, Curator of the Baldwin Library, will speak about the collaborative relationship between the Baldwin Library and the International Children’s Digital Library and its importance for the future of special collections. Ms. Alteri will also discuss the Baldwin Library of Historical Children’s Literature and share some of its treasures.
John Nemmers, University of Florida Libraries
In this session John will tell us more about using and contributing to ArchiveGrid. ArchiveGrid connects you with primary source material held in archives, special collections, and manuscript collections around the world. You will find historical documents, personal papers, family histories, and more. ArchiveGrid also helps researchers contact archives to request information, arrange a visit, and order copies.