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New! Digital Programs Web pages now live!
OCLC Digital Programs offer a variety of services to help you develop and manage your digital program, including consulting services, training and professional development through our presentation and sponsorship of special events and programs. Our goal is to enable you to demonstrate success quickly with a high-quality digital program that fulfills the vision of your library, archives or other cultural heritage organization.
View the new Digital Programs Web pages now >>
Register for the new Digital Preservation for Digital Collaboratives workshop
BCR, LYRASIS and OCLC are proud to present a new workshop, Digital Preservation for Digital Collaboratives. The workshop will begin with three webinars on April 13, 14 and 16, and will continue in-person on April 28–29, in Philadelphia. Designed for multiple representatives from a collaborative, the workshop will provide the information and tools the collaborative needs to develop a long-term preservation plan that will work for its unique collections and organizations.
The cost to participate is $150 per individual registration and $125 per member of a registered collaborative team. Partial funding for this workshop is provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Register today for this workshop >>
Midwest CONTENTdm Users Group Meeting at the University of Iowa in Iowa City (April 7–9, 2010)
The conference’s keynote speaker will be Kenning Arlitsch, Associate Director for IT Services at the University of Utah’s Marriott Library. He will discuss results of a survey designed to discern the perceptions and preferences of future library leaders related to organizational cultures in these times of precipitous change. Two preconference sessions will be presented on Wednesday, April 7, 2010, at the University of Iowa. The CONTENTdm Users Group meeting will follow on Thursday and Friday, April 8 and 9.
Preconference registration is $35.00 per session with lunch on your own, and the meeting registration is $75.00 per person, which includes lunch and breaks.
The preconference sessions will focus on:
- The Care and Feeding of Compound Objects!
Presented by Geri Ingram, OCLC Digital Collection Services
- Scaling Down to Scale Up: Streamlining Production for Mass Digitization Efforts
Presented by the University of Iowa’s Digital Library Services department staff
Upcoming Courses on Digital Collections
OCLC and our Training Partners have many exciting courses currently scheduled. Outlined below are just some of the professional development opportunities you can find on OCLC’s Training Portal. For additional information, including how to create your account on the Training Portal, please review our Frequently Asked Questions or send an e-mail to email@example.com.