Upcoming ALCTS Preservation Workshops

April 19-20 in Chicago, IL

In collaboration with Amigos, ALCTS is pleased to announce two preservation workshops presented by Bill Walker, Imaging Field Services Officer, Amigos.

Registration is now open. Go to www.ala.org/alcts/events for more information or to register!

Metadata for Digitized Resources - April 19th (9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.)

Providing metadata for digitized resources goes beyond traditional cataloging. What are the challenges to organizing and providing access to digitized materials on the web? This workshop outlines the types of metadata necessary to a well-maintained digital collection, including metadata for discovery, navigation, administration/preservation, rights management and structural metadata. Obtain basic knowledge of the extensible Markup Language (XML) and some of its derivatives - the Text Encoding Initiative (TEI) and the Encoded ARchival Description (EAD). Understand the differences between XML and HTML. Understand the emerging standards for Web access, including the Resource Description Framework (RDF) and its relation to XML. Learn how the Metadata Encoding and Transmission Standard wraps digital objects and their metadata together. Discover Dublin Core, an international standard for description and discovery on the Web.

Maximum attendance is 30 people.

Project Management for Digital Imaging - April 20th (9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.)

This workshop is structured to assist both current and future project managers beginning or already in the planning stages of production-based projects. Focus will be on selection of appropriate items and collections for imaging; documentation and workflow, writing and managing RFPs, involvement in cooperative projects, vendor selection, copyright and rights management issues, funding sources, and writing grant proposals. Key preservation issues involved with imaging projects are emphasized.

Maximum attendance is 30 people.

To Register
Go to ALCTS Preservation Workshops to complete the form. Early-bird and two-day rates are available.

The workshop will be held at:

Radisson Hotel & Suites Chicago
160 East Huron Street
Chicago, IL 60611

To reserve a room at the Radisson Hotel & Suites Chicago, call the hotel direct at 312-787-2900. Hurry! Book by March 29th and receive the ALCTS group rate of $119 single/double.

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