Digital Libraries

With the advent of the digital age, libraries have lost their monopoly as the primary information provider.    Yet, a core mission of libraries and librarianship has become critically important:  equitable access to information, including the guardianship, preservation, and openness of the commons, coupled with education and information literacy as forms of empowerment.  The makerspace movement as a resource for content creation is a powerful response by libraries and librarians who face tremendous competition in a sea of digital content providers.
This workshop is designed to help professionals who are (relatively) new to digitization and project management to make the transition to their new role seamless. It outlines some similarities and key differences between managing in-house digitization projects vs outsourced large-scale digitization projects.