During the ASCLA/ICAN discussion group meeting on collaborative digitization, a number of great projects were presented: digitalMETRO: directory of digital collections by members of the Metropolitan NY Library Council (built with Omeka) Lyrasis’ mass digitization initiative Tennessee Electronic Library: Volunteer Voices BCR will have workshops for collaborative groups on digital preservation South Carolina Digital Libraryand the Low Country Digital Library Texas Heritage Digitization Initiative Digital Library of GeorgiaRead More →

CHICAGO – Ann Russell is the winner of the second annual LBI George Cunha and Susan Swartzburg Preservation Award. The Preservation and Reformatting Section (PARS) of ALCTS will present the award on Sunday, July 12th, at the ALCTS Awards Ceremony during the 2009 American Library Association meeting in Chicago, IL. ┬áThe Cunha/Swartzburg Award is sponsored by LBI: The Library Binding Institute and includes a $1,250 grant and citation. Established in 2007, the award honors the memory of George Cunha and Susan Swartzburg, early leaders in cooperative preservation programming and strong advocates for collaboration in the field of preservation. The award acknowledges and supports cooperative preservationRead More →

The Research Library Leadership Fellows (RLLF) Program is an executive leadership program jointly designed and sponsored by ARL member libraries. The pilot program was sponsored by the University of California at Los Angeles; Columbia University; University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; University of Texas at Austin; and University of Washington. The second offering was sponsored by six ARL member libraries: University of California, Berkeley and the California Digital Library; Harvard University; University of Minnesota; North Carolina State University; Pennsylvania State University; and the University of Toronto. The 2009-2010 program is being jointly sponsored and designed by Brigham Young University, University of Florida, Georgia Institute of Technology,Read More →

Along with thousands of other folks working in or around libraries and information services, I’ll be in Denver this weekend of the ALA Midwinter conference. ALA will have lots of great presentations and great folks who have lots to information to share! Jan. 25, update: I came down with the flu the flu on Jan. 23 (the day before my flight), but soon I’ll be better and reading all the blogs and posts from others who did go (and learning vicariously of all that I missed).Read More →

I’m at ALA (still today and through some of tomorrow before a red eye flight home) and this morning I attended and presented within the OCLC Sponsored “Microfilm to Digitization Roadshow.” This included presentations from Kelly Barrall and Joan DaShiel on the ins and outs of their microfilm and microfilm digitization processing and Katherine Walter from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln on her work with the Nebraska Public Documents project. Katherine is the Co-Director for the Center for Digital Research in the Humanities and Chair of the Digital Initiatives & Special Collections Department, and my presentation on digitizing from microfilm for the Digital Library of theRead More →