Pre-Conference Workshop I
Preserving Digital Collections
February 28, 2007—9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Hyatt Regency Washington
Memory institutions are increasingly responsible for maintaining collections of digitized and born-digital assets. Preservation planning is important at all stages of the lifecycle of these materials in order to ensure their long-term usability.
This workshop will review emerging options and best practices for digital preservation to help institutions take steps to preserve their investment. It will introduce the vocabulary of digital curation, acquaint participants with important concepts and initiative, and provide an action-oriented approach to common issues. A general presentation will be followed by a panel of practitioners dealing with special topics of interest to libraries, museums and archives.
Pre-Conference Workshop II
Sharing Images and Data: Making Access to Collections Easier and Better
February 28, 2007—1:30 pm to 4:00 pm
Hyatt Regency Washington
Sharing images and data from collections of unique works (libraries and museums) into multiple aggregate repositories greatly extends the value of the investments we make in creating good digital surrogates and information for our own websites. While this has been a time and resource intensive activity in recent past collaborative projects, ideally the process of sharing should be easy for image and data providers.
This workshop will discuss a production model based on OAI-PMH that incorporates a lite version of CDWA that is meant to lower the bar to metadata and resource sharing while still ensuring good results. A general presentation will be followed by reports from the trenches by institutions currently implementing the technology to become data and image providers.
Pre-Conference Workshop III
Producing Broadcast-Quality, Preservation-Worthy Video
February 28, 2007—9:00 am to 4:00 pm
This full-day program will start with a panel discussion on library, museum, and broadcasting partnerships moderated by Marsha Semmel, Deputy Director of IMLS for Museum Services and Director, Office of Strategic Partnerships. Louis Fox, Vice Provost for Educational Partnerships and Learning Technologies at the Information School at the University of Washington will introduce the workshop.
Timothy Lorang, Director of Membership and Production Services for the ResearchChannel will give a presentation of the issues involved in producing high quality, archivable video programs. The ResearchChannel is a nonprofit media and technology organization that produces and broadcasts programs from research and academic institutions and makes the programs available on the World Wide Web.
Areas to be covered in the workshop are: quality and budget decisions, pre-production activities, acquisition, recording, and production. In the morning, audience members will assist two broadcast professionals to create a demonstration video that will record different kinds of content. In the afternoon, the audience will observe an editor editing the video and will view the resulting program. Finally, Michael Smith, head of the ResearchChannel’s streaming media team and Digital Well project will discuss uses of the digital content and address digital streaming, storage and Digital Asset Management.