Find out all about digitization in live webcast
For Immediate Release
CHICAGO — Introducing a new episode of American Libraries Live — a one-hour discussion on Digitization and Libraries, which airs live at 2 p.m. Eastern on Thursday, Sept. 10. Brought to you by American Libraries, this free, streaming video broadcast can be viewed from your home, library or on-the-go.
Digitization is a rapidly growing area of librarianship. Whether you're a community repository or you need to digitize old materials to save space, the ability to start a digitization project is becoming an essential skill for the modern librarian.
Our expert panel will discuss digitization in both broad and specific terms, looking at current trends and long-term implications for the library community. Our panel for this episode will include:
- Susanne Caro, government documents librarian at University of Montana, author and frequent speaker on digitization and librarianship
- Alyce Scott, Lecturer, School of Information at San José State University
You can pre-register for this free 60-minute event at http://goo.gl/kbixiH (pre-registration assures you a reminder before the event), or go to www.americanlibrarieslive.org at 2 p.m. Eastern on Thursday, Sept. 10 to view.
We are pleased to welcome the School of Information (iSchool) at San José State University as a sponsor for this episode. The iSchool prepares individuals for careers as information professionals. Graduates work in diverse areas of the information profession, such as user experience design, digital asset management, information architecture, electronic records management, information governance, digital preservation, and librarianship. Based in the heart of Silicon Valley, the iSchool is the best place to learn online. The iSchool’s Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) degree program was named Outstanding Online Program by the Online Learning Consortium. This prestigious national award recognizes the school’s commitment to delivering innovative, convenient, 100% online learning solutions for students across the globe. Find out more about the iSchool’s award-winning online educational programs at ischool.sjsu.edu.
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