Connecticut Forum on Digital Initiatives Monday, September 17, 2012Posted by capittsley in updates.
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The Connecticut State Library would like to invite you to join us for
The Connecticut Forum on Digital Initiatives
Digital Communities : The Evolving Interaction of Technology and Cultural Heritage
October 22, 2012
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
The Connecticut Forum on Digital Initiatives brings together libraries, archives, museums, and cultural heritage institutions from around Connecticut and beyond to talk about the digital initiatives happening in our historic state. The Forum is a chance for the diverse voices within the cultural heritage sector to talk about ideas, projects and tools with which they are engaged.
The theme of this Forum is collaboration, and how working collaboratively can enhance a project and create communities of value. From simple collaborative collections to complex grant partnerships, by working together we can maximize our resources and create a greater impact. We will explore the impact of the Digital Humanities community on the Library, Archive and Museum community and discover new avenues of collaboration. So join us in building a better digital community that will move Connecticut forward.
Speakers from institutions including the Library of Congress, Yale University and the New York Public Library will cover issues just as diverse. Workshops will feature topics such as Digital Imaging Standards, Linked Data and Presentation Layers and speakers will look at emerging trends in digital humanities. Several successful collaborative projects underway in Connecticut will be highlighted.
Since we will be at the Legislative Office Building, we encourage you to invite your legislator (find your Legislator here) to stop by the Forum. Help raise awareness of the work that we do and the roles we play in our communities. For more ideas on how to raise awareness visit the AAM Advocacy page. We have created an informational page to help explain what we do. Add your voice today!
Greg Colati, Director, University Archives & Special Collections, University of Connecticut
Jack Dougherty, Associate Professor of Educational Studies, Trinity College
Chris Edwards, Digital Studio Production Manager, Beinecke Rare Books and Manuscripts Library
Michael Howser, Undergraduate Education and GIS Librarian, Homer Babbidge Library, University of Connecticut
Seth Kaufmann, Developer, CollectiveAccess
Mary Norris, Partner, Wiggin & Dana
Trevor Owens, Digital Archivist, National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program, Office of Strategic Initiatives, Library of Congress
Tom Scheinfeldt, Managing Director, Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media
Trevor Thornton, Senior Applications Developer, Archives, New York Public Library Labs
Kendall Wiggin, State Librarian, Connecticut State Library
We’d like to thank Connecticut Humanities for their support.
Who Should Attend:
This is not an introduction to digitization. It is strongly recommended
that attendees currently be involved in some form of digital project or
Legislative Office Building
300 Capitol Avenue
There is no fee for registration.
For more information contact
Digital Collections Technician
Connecticut State Library
231 Capitol Ave.
Hartford Ct. 06106
Email – Christine.Pittsley@ct.gov