The 2007 WebWise Conference on Libraries and Museums in the Digital World will be held March 1-2 at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. The conference is co-hosted by IMLS, the J. Paul Getty Trust, and OCLC Online Computer Library Center. This year's theme is "Stewardship in the Digital Age: Managing Museum and Library Collections for Preservation and Use."
The conference will address issues and emerging practices in the preservation of digital content from digitized text to "born-digital" art, the general state of preservation and "digital readiness" in the nation's museums and libraries, and strategies for using technology to improve collections management and care. Keynote speakers are Elizabeth Broun, Director, Smithsonian American Art Museum (March 1) and Deanna Marcum, Associate Librarian for Library Services, Library of Congress (March 2). Demonstrations will feature online tools for disaster planning, projects addressing specific preservation challenges such as audio and visual media, and the preservation of tangible and intangible cultural heritage. Pre-conference workshops requiring separate registration will be offered on February 28, including 1) Preserving Digital Collections (half-day); 2) Sharing Images and Data: Making Access to Collections Easier and Better (half-day); and 3) Producing Broadcast-Quality, Preservation-Worthy Video (full day).
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