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Updates for April, 2013
The annual conference is taking place May 1! Don’t forget to register!
Featured at this year’s conference is the Keynote presentation by Amy Rudersdorf, Assistant Director for Content for the Digital Public Library of America.
Amy’s talk will provide an introduction to DPLA and its mission and goals and make a case for opening up our nation’s library, archives, and museum data to the world. We should also hear about how the DPLA intend to use Digital Commonwealth content in their plans.
Besides Amy, the conference will also feature a second Keynote by Butch Lazorchak, Digital Archivist from the Library of Congress. Butch will talk about Digital Stewardship and Digital Storytelling that includes crowdfunding, citizen archiving, personal digital archiving, and digital mapping. For anyone who follows the Signal Blog, as all of us should, you are well aware of Butch’s good work.
In addition the conference will offer nine breakout sessions covering digital collection preparation, continuing education opportunities, digitizing newspapers, dealing with vendors, and two sessions introducing the new BPL repository for its first public debut display! (explained in more detail below)
For a full list and descriptions of the all the conference events including the nine breakout sessions please visit the Digital Commonwealth member’s site @ http://members.digitalcommonwealth.org. Also available in this PDF document.
New BPL Repository to Debut at Digital Commonwealth Conference May 1
Digital Public Library of America harvests 20,400 records from Digital Commonwealth
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