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Mid-Atlantic Digital Library Conference - 2008


Program from the first-ever Mid-Atlantic Digital Library Conference, July 2008.

Program from the first-ever Mid-Atlantic Digital Library Conference, July 2008.

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  • 1. ConferenCe Program
  • 2. mid-atlantic Digital Library Conference 2008 — July 9, 2008 Dear Colleagues, Welcome to the first-ever Mid-Atlantic Digital Library Conference! We are thrilled with the turnout, particularly for a new event with no precedent. Our intent was to create a conference that would bring together practitioners, researchers, experts, graduate students, and those new to the field. Sessions and posters were selected to spark discussion, lead to the sharing of ideas, and allow all of us to learn from each other. We also wanted to create opportunities for networking that, hopefully, will lead to future collaborations among participants. The numbers tell the story. This conference includes 24 presentations spread over five tracks as well as 20 posters/exhibits. There will be approximately 175 participants from over 80 institutions, organizations, and libraries from across 14 states. This is an exciting time to be involved in the field of digital libraries, and it is wonderful to see so much interest throughout the region. This conference would not have been possible without the hard work of the Conference Program and Planning Committee; the support of Bucknell University and the Library and Information Technology Department; the work of our presenters, moderators, facilitators; and the help of our volunteers. enjoy the conference — and join us in looking forward to next year’s event! Abby Clobridge Conference Chair 2008 mid-atlantic Digital Library Planning and Program Committee abby Clobridge, Conference Chair Christopher raab Digital Initiatives Group Leader Archives and Special Collections Librarian Bucknell University Franklin & Marshall College Lewisburg, Pennsylvania Lancaster, Pennsylvania michael foight Laura riskedahl, Conference Co-Chair Special Collections and Digital Library Coordinator Metadata Librarian Villanova University Bucknell University Villanova, Pennsylvania Lewisburg, Pennsylvania Chris Kemp Carolyn Sautter Head of Digital Initiatives Cataloging and Metadata Librarian University of Richmond Gettysburg College Richmond, Virginia Gettysburg, PA 17325 Daniel mancusi Digital Projects Technologist Bucknell University Lewisburg, Pennsylvania graphic design for the 2008 mid-atlantic Digital Library Conference was provided by Jeremy Powlus Smash-o-matic Productions
  • 3. mid-atlantic Digital Library Conference 2008 — July 9, 2008 Ta B L e o f C o n T e n T S Schedule at a Glance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 2 Detailed Schedule Session One: 9:00 - 10:00 am . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 4 Session Two: 10:15 - 11:15 am . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 6 Session Three: 11:30 am - 12:30 pm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 8 Session Four: 2:00 - 3:00 pm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 10 Session Five: 3:15 - 4:15 pm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 12 Posters, Technology Showcase, and Vendor Exhibits . . . . . . . . . . . page 15 Presenter Biographies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 20 Upcoming Events Calendar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 26 Campus Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 28 Wireless Internet access To use wireless access on the Bucknell campus: connect to the bucknell_guests network Please go to Coleman Hall, Room 119 if you need further assistance. Page 1
  • 4. mid-atlantic Digital Library Conference 2008 — July 9, 2008 Conference Schedule Tuesday, July 8th 6:00 pm Dinner at La Primavera 2593 Old Turnpike Rd., Lewisburg, PA 17837 Wednesday, July 9th 8:00 - 8:30 am Registration, Continental Breakfast [Elaine Langone Center, Walls Lounge, Room 213] 8:30 - 8:50 am Opening, Welcome [Elaine Langone Center, Forum] 1 2 3 4 5 Track one Track Two Track Three Track four Track five getting archives & Digital Digital Library Case Case Started Libraries Technologies & Systems Studies Studies Balancing the Local History Need for Efficient The Tri-Colleges’ Building and online: an open Submission of Collaborative managing a Source Solution to Scientific Data Visual resource Introduction to Successful Digital 9:00 - 10:00 am the management with the need to Collection Session One Digital Library repository in and access Collect metadata — Nicole Finzer, Technologies & DSpace of Historical — Robert R. Downs Bryn Mawr College; metadata 101 — Michele Kimpton, Collections and Robert S. Susan Dreher, — Laura Riskedahl, Holly Mercer, — John Lyles, Chen, Center for Swarthmore Bucknell University William Simpson, Chattahochee International Earth College; Julie D. Jeffrey Trimble and Valley Regional Science Information Coy, Haverford Abby Clobridge Library System Network (CIESIN), College Columbia University Coleman 221 Coleman 252 Coleman 251 Coleman 120 Coleman 150 Various access to approaches to Visual resource Johns Hopkins Building Digital Collections 10:15 - 11:15 am archivists’ Toolkit applied Physics Session Two Libraries Introduction to — Joan Beaudoin, — Brian Hoffman, Laboratory Digital — From Tech Cool Streaming Video Ph.D. Candidate, New York University Image Library to Strategic – — Eric Smith, Drexel University and Sibyl Roud, — Karen Higgins, Deborah Ludwig Bucknell University and Rachael Archivists’ Toolkit Johns Hopkins and Sheryl Bradley, University Williams, University Ph.D. Candidate, of Kansas Univ. of Maryland Coleman 251 Coleman 252 Coleman 221 Coleman 120 Coleman 150 Digital reference The Classical Services: The Implementing a artifact research 11:30 am - 12:30 pm Scaling Up Current State Digital Library repository Tools for Session Three Digital Library of Library repository Using in DSpace: a repurposing marC Production: and archival fedora Partnership with metadata in Digital Strategies for Instruction — David Kennedy Students Libraries Practitioners — Valli Hoski, and Jennie A. — Lois Widmer, Dai — Michael Bolam, — Aaron L. Brenner, Kathleen O’Neill, Levine, University Wei, and Jenny Univ. of Pittsburgh Univ. of Pittsburgh Donna Scanlon, of Maryland Zimmer, Mark Sgambettera, Brandeis University Vanessa Uribe Coleman 221 Coleman 150 Coleman 252 Coleman 251 Coleman 120 12:30 - 2:00 pm Lunch and Special-Interest Group Discussions [Larison Dining Hall] Page 2
  • 5. mid-atlantic Digital Library Conference 2008 — July 9, 2008 1 2 3 4 5 Track one Track Two Track Three Track four Track five getting archives & Digital Digital Library Case Case Started Libraries Technologies & Systems Studies Studies Defining and a Series of Collaborating with Digitizing a Unfortunate events, Building Digital faculty on Digital Commonwealth: or How not to Build audiovisual metaDB: a Projects Towards a 2:00 - 3:00 pm Session Four a Digital Image Collections: an Distributed metadata — Michael Weaver, Collaborative archive example from the Creation Tool Bucknell University; approach to the — Jami L. Bryan, archives — Eric Luhrs, Jim Gerencser, Digitization of Thomas McNulty, and — Kevin Clair, Penn Lafayette College Dickinson College; Pennsylvania’s Carolyn S. Parsons, State Robert Harris, William History, Society, and University of Mary Paterson University Culture Washington — John Barnett, PALCI Coleman 252 Coleman 150 Coleman 120 Coleman 251 Coleman 221 LSTa grants: from Projects from Project Planning University archives Using open Source 3:15 - 4:15 pm Session Five to fruition to World War II Poster — Rodney G. Software: What Tour of Bucknell Sustainability Project Obein, Worcester it means for Your University’s — Janet Hurlbert, — David Del Testa, Polytechnic Institute Institution Bertrand Library Lycoming College Bucknell University and Malinda Triller, — Panel discussion and Jim Gerencser, Dickinson College Dickinson College Coleman 150 Coleman 252 Coleman 251 Coleman 221 Tracks Combine - Bertrand Library, Second floor Digital Herbarium Collection — Andrew Sallans, Carla Lee, and Sherry Lake, University of Virginia encoded archival Description (eaD): a microsoft Word Template — Daniel Mancusi, Bucknell University evaluation of Digital Libraries: my Personal experiences with mIC, nJDH, and nJVid — Judy Jeng, New Jersey City University Posters, Technology Showcase, and Vendor Exhibits fleet Street found: The global Photos metadata Project — John Fahs and Abigail Meisterman, New York Public Library I never met a Digital object I Couldn’t Cite: Zotero and alternatives for Personal Digital Libraries — Jack Widner, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania an Investigation of Image Users across Disciplines: a model of Image needs, retrieval, and Use — Joan E. Beaudoin, Drexel University Leveraging History with Social Technologies — Judith Brink-Drescher and Diane Holliday, Dowling College 4:30 - 6:00 pm managing Digitization activities: an arL SPeC Kit — Rebecca L. Mugridge, Penn State University a manakin makeover: DSpace “Looks and feels” good — Christina Richison, National Institute for Technology and Liberal Education (NITLE) metaDB: a Tool for Distributed metadata Creation — Eric Luhrs, Lafayette College Planning and administering a Digitization Project in a Small, Team-Based Library — Brian Ardan, Bernadette Heiney, Joby Topper, and Cathy Weglarz, Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania Streaming Video Technologies — Eric Smith, Bucknell University Using an Institutional repository (Ir) for Prostate Tissue array Image Data Preservation — William Simpson, University of Delaware Using Dublin Core to Create electronic access to the West Virginia and regional History Collection’s Printed ephemera Collection — Anna Schein, West Virginia University West Virginia History onView: a Big Digital Project with a Little Budget — John Cuthbert, West Virginia University Vendors: alexander Press, ContentDm, D&e Communications, DSpace, Kirtas Technologies, Luna, nITLe, PaLIneT Page 3
  • 6. mid-atlantic Digital Library Conference 2008 — July 9, 2008 ConferenCe SCHeDULe Session one: 9:00 – 10:00 am Building and managing a Successful Introduction to Digital Library Digital repository in DSpace Technologies & metadata 101 Coleman Hall, room 251 Coleman Hall, room 221 michele Kimpton Laura riskedahl executive Director metadata Librarian DSpace foundation Bucknell University Holly mercer Head of Scholar Services This session is designed to introduce topics, terminology, University of Kansas technologies related to digital libraries and metadata. The session is intended for librarians who are new to digitization William Simpson projects and digital library concepts. Topics will be covered Senior assistant Librarian and Coordinator, quickly and at a very broad, general level. UD Library Institutional repository University of Delaware Jeffrey Trimble, Systems Librarian Youngstown State University abby Clobridge Digital Initiatives group Leader Local History online: an open Source Bucknell University Solution to the management and access DSpace is an open source digital repository application that of Historical Collections can be used by any organization to provide permanent access Coleman Hall, room 252 to its digital works. The software is free and open source, meaning users can download and customize the application to John Lyles fit their needs. The software was initially developed by MIT archivist/genealogist and HP labs, and made open source in 2002. The platform was Chattahoochee Valley regional Library System adopted quickly by numerous organizations around the world, as it was easy to use and provided broad access to much of The Chattahoochee Valley Regional Library System (CVRLS) the key intellectual output produced in digital form. Currently project provides greater management and online access to there are over 300 organizations in 42 countries using DSpace. its local history and genealogy collections. Like many public The majority of these organizations are college and university libraries, CVRLS had amassed numerous unidentified and libraries. unprocessed historical collections but had little experience managing and providing access to them. To complicate matters, In the first several years after DSpace gained adoption, many CVRLS agreed to assist other cultural heritage organizations in organizations noted they were having trouble getting traction arrangement and access to their respective archival collections. on campus to entice users to deposit content into their How does a library, with limited resources, establish intellectual repository. This presentation will discuss the common issues control and provide online access to these unique collections? faced across the community, several case studies on what One option is Archon, an open source archival management tool libraries did to promote their repository and engage users, and developed by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. how the DSpace application has evolved to better address the This presentation will discuss the selection of an open source needs of the end users. management system, usability issues, project workflows, and will emphasize the challenges and benefits of serving history online. Page 4
  • 7. mid-atlantic Digital Library Conference 2008 — July 9, 2008 ConferenCe SCHeDULe The Tri-Colleges’ Collaborative Visual Balancing the Need for Efficient resource Collection Submission of Scientific Data with the Coleman Hall, room 150 need to Collect metadata Coleman Hall, room 120 nicole finzer Visual resources Specialist robert r. Downs Bryn mawr College Senior Digital archivist Susan Dreher Center for International earth Science Visual resources Digitization Coordinator Information network (CIeSIn) Swarthmore College Columbia University Julie D. Coy robert S. Chen Bibliographic and Digital Services assistant Director Haverford College Center for International earth Science Information network (CIeSIn) The Tri-Colleges (Bryn Mawr, Swarthmore, Haverford) developed Columbia University and maintained separate Visual Resources Collections until Summer 2006. At this time the colleges decided to bring the Providing capabilities for efficient self-submission of online image collections together and participate in the ARTstor scientific data into digital repositories can enable scientists hosting program. Multiple systems (Luna Insight, Embark, MDID, to submit their data for preservation and use by current and ContentDM) were reviewed. This session will discuss the issues future communities of users. Obtaining documentation and and decisions that went into making a successful collaboration, descriptions of submitted data from scientists can improve the from cataloging practices to digitization standards, along with quality of the submission and facilitate the discovery, use, and our ongoing challenges. curation of scientific data. When designing capabilities that enable web-based submission of scientific data and research related information into digital repositories, the user interface enabling self-submission must offer simple and efficient ways for scientists and their representatives to contribute metadata, documentation, and descriptive information about the data that they are sharing. Digital repository developers and managers need to meet the challenge to balance the requirements for enabling efficient submission of scientific data with the requirements for scientists to provide metadata, documentation, and descriptive information with their data. Designing the user interface to enable capabilities for the self-submission of data that meets this challenge can facilitate the submission of scientific data that includes the information needed to improve data quality, provenance, and understandability, and to facilitate its preservation for future discovery and use. Page 5
  • 8. mid-atlantic Digital Library Conference 2008 — July 9, 2008 ConferenCe SCHeDULe Session Two: 10:15 – 11:15 am archivists’ Toolkit access to Visual resource Collections Coleman Hall, room 252 Coleman Hall, room 150 Brian Hoffman Part one: Seeing, Seeking and Sensing: Intellectual analyst access to Visual Collections new York University Sibyl roud Joan Beaudoin archives analyst Ph.D. Candidate & ImLS research fellow archivists’ Toolkit College of Information Science & Technology Drexel University The Archivists’ Toolkit is the first open source archival data management system to provide integrated support for Although images are among the most intriguing materials to accessioning, description, donor tracking, name and subject be found in digital collections, providing intellectual access authority work, and location management for archival to them presents unique challenges. This session sets out materials. NYU has adopted the Archivists’ Toolkit for archival to address the various dimensions that must be considered management, and has created workflows that leverage in providing access to images in an online setting. These the Toolkit to facilitate preservation- and access-oriented dimensions are the cataloging of materials, the methods of digitization; desktop web publishing; and OAI-PMH exposure retrieval, and user expectations. of archival collections. This demonstration will review the main functionality of the Toolkit, highlighting new features in Part Two: Image Search, retrieval, and Collaborative the latest release. We will then discuss the various authoring Use during the Costume Design Process and publication lifecycles of finding aid data at NYU and invite questions and discussion. rachael Bradley Ph.D. Candidate College of Information Studies University of maryland Information Systems engineer mITre Corporation Visual information is used during collaborative design Introduction to Streaming Video processes to convey both factual and affective information. Coleman Hall, room 221 Understanding image use during design facilitates developing digital collections to support communities of practice that need eric Smith to find, retrieve and discuss images. This session will present assistant Director of Information Security results from a pilot study of image use during a costume design and networking process. It will discuss how the findings fit with previous users Bucknell University studies of image use in other contexts and within a larger research framework on image use during collaborative costume Increasingly, more institutions are streaming video and audio design practice. within institutional repositories and digital library collections to distribute multimedia content to global audiences. In this presentation, we will review the basics of web streaming and present a simple solution that will allow an institution to easily begin to stream video. We will demonstrate techniques using a combination of software that many institutions already own and some additional open-source utilities. We will also cover the steps required to integrate digital video services with the Akamai global distribution network and discuss options for incorporating the streamed video into digital library and institutional repository systems. This session will be interactive; attendees are encouraged to bring laptops. Page 6
  • 9. mid-atlantic Digital Library Conference 2008 — July 9, 2008 ConferenCe SCHeDULe Johns Hopkins applied Physics Various approaches to Building Digital Laboratory Digital Image Library Libraries – from Tech Cool to Strategic Coleman Hall, room 120 Coleman Hall, room 251 Karen B. Higgins Deborah Ludwig Johns Hopkins University assistant Dean for Collections and Scholar Services The Applied Physics Laboratory had a collection of approximately University of Kansas Libraries 30,000 digital photographs dating back to 1999 managed using Sheryl Williams Extensis Portfolio, a desktop application. The collection was Interim Head of Spencer research Library mainly used by a few graphic artists and designers. A project University of Kansas was undertaken in 2006 to make the collection web accessible by all laboratory staff. Web access was launched in July The race is on at many cultural heritage institutions to build 2007. This presentation will explain the project and include a new and innovative digital collections that extend knowledge discussion of: and experiential learning in exciting ways. Institutions utilize a variety of approaches in building digital collections and libraries. • Defining a metadata schema for the collection Some focus on systematic identification, prioritization, and • Using a taxonomy vs. authority lists digitization of existing collections. Others may foster cross-unit • Indexing the Collection teams of collections or subject specialists, curators, archivists, • Designing the web interface university administrators, and digital or technical specialists to • Conducting the Usability study establish digital development priorities. Still others may build • Future enhancements digital content through outreach, engagement, and partnership with individual faculty, departments, researchers, artists, students, or community groups. Some innovative institutions concentrate on creating model or demonstration projects that illuminate possibilities for new types of digital collections with an eye on using technology to enable interactive experience. Institutions embarking on, or re-evaluating, a digital library program may wish to take some time to discuss these approaches, consider the strengths and challenges of these various options for building and sustaining digital collections, and focus on those options that best meet the mission and goals of the institutions. Page 7
  • 10. mid-atlantic Digital Library Conference 2008 — July 9, 2008 ConferenCe SCHeDULe Session Three: 11:30 – 12:30 pm The Classical artifact research Implementing a Digital Library repository repository in DSpace: a Partnership with Using fedora Students Coleman Hall, room 252 Coleman Hall, room 251 David Kennedy and Jennie a. Levine Lois Widmer University of maryland associate Director for e-research Support The University of Maryland Libraries launched its Digital Brandeis University Collections repository in July 2007. Digital Collections at Dai Wei the University of Maryland is based on the Fedora platform. Digital Initiatives Librarian While two collections were mounted in Fedora a year after Brandeis University implementation began, it took an additional 18 months to Jenny Zimmer release an integrated repository which supports both federated Brandeis ‘08 searching across collections, as well as the development of individual ‘boutique’ collections with their own interfaces, The Classical Artifact Research Center, part of the Classical search parameters, and browse functionality. We will focus on Studies Department at Brandeis University, houses a collection how these goals informed the development of an extensible of some 800 archaeological artifacts primarily from the Mid framework that was flexible enough to accommodate multiple East. Each year a select group of students is awarded internships object types (images, full text TEI and EAD, moving images, to manage and research this collection. During academic year and audio) but which also supported cross-object retrieval. 2007-2008, the current group of interns began a project to photograph and describe each object in order to provide broader The presentation will explore not only the technical issues access to the collection than can be accomplished through faced, but the organizational issues in mounting a relatively local exhibits. Simultaneously with this initiative, Brandeis has complex architecture with limited resources. We will also launched an institutional repository based on DSpace software. discuss the various metadata schemes used in the system, as The logical next step was to negotiate the addition of the well as the system architecture, including the development CLARC digital image collection in the institutional repository. of an API, object and content classifications, web services, This effort has been a joint negotiation and collaboration and the development of the administrative interface. Lastly among the student interns, the faculty advisor, and Library & we will discuss issues of migration, authentication and Technology Services (LTS) staff members. archival storage. Finally, the presentation will address future enhancements and plans for development, as well as stumbling The initial collection for the institutional repository consists of blocks and lessons learned from the process of building a digital about 300 images of some 170 objects in the CLARC collection. collections repository. Additional images as well as students’ research papers, senior honors theses, and bibliographies will be added as they become available. As more research is conducted, metadata for the objects will be updated; therefore, this is an active, living collection in the institutional repository. Future plans include 3-dimensional viewing of the objects. The presentation will cover decision-making and negotiation processes, metadata choices, metadata crosswalks between FileMaker Pro local metadata set and DSpace qualified Dublin Core, working with multiple manifestations of each object, and the overall experience of collaborating and coordinating with busy students and faculty. Page 8
  • 11. mid-atlantic Digital Library Conference 2008 — July 9, 2008 ConferenCe SCHeDULe Digital reference Services: The Current Scaling Up Digital Library Production: State of Library and archival Instruction Strategies for Practitioners Coleman Hall, room 150 Coleman Hall, room 221 Valli Hoski aaron L. Brenner Kathleen o’neill Digital Projects Librarian Donna Scanlon University of Pittsburgh mark Sgambettera Vanessa Uribe As libraries transition their digitization initiatives from ad hoc projects to ongoing programs, there is great incentive to scale- The panel presents two content analyses, one qualitative up the work of creating and managing digital objects. The survey, and one case study that focus on how reference Digital Research Library within the University Library System services and library and archival instruction are currently at the University of Pittsburgh has been engaged in such an being delivered in a digital environment. In addressing the effort; over the last several years it has worked to generalize current state of library and archival instruction, the panelists its processes, streamline workflows, and automate as much of hope to raise awareness about the importance of the human its digital production work as possible. element in digital libraries, highlight the ways that reference services add value to digital collections, and demonstrate This lecture will present our workflow strategies as a case- practical solutions for the design of digital reference services study, focusing on general principles that should be widely that conference attendees can apply to their host institutional applicable to other library digitization practitioners. Specific website or reference services workflow. topics will include: process mapping, workflow tracking, file management, quality control, documentation strategies, Valli Hoski will present case studies of self-guided bibliographic automation design, and custom tool development. Ongoing and research methodology modules that can be used challenges and future goals will also be addressed. independently by students, teachers, or librarians, or integrated into instructional lesson plans in order to accommodate a range of audiences and learning styles. Kathleen O’Neill and Mark Sgambettera present the results from two content analyses of archival websites in which the Tools for repurposing marC metadata in panelists ask: What reference materials are available online Digital Libraries that provide users with information about archival repositories Coleman Hall, room 120 and their collections? Ms. O’Neill will analyze whether the format, content, and presentation of reference materials michael Bolam can be classified as user centered or material centered, the metadata Librarian for Digital Production degree to which digital reference materials improve archival University of Pittsburgh literacy, and how these elements impact intellectual access to archival collections. Mr. Sgambettera will report on state- Libraries expend a huge amount of resources creating and of-the-art archival instruction modules and survey trends in maintaining MARC data for their online public access catalog. digital reference services. Transforming catalog records to MARCXML allows libraries to reuse their MARC data in XML-based digital library projects. Donna Scanlon and Vanessa Uribe will compare educational Free open source tools for creating MARCXML from MARC, built and training methods used by library schools and the Internet on a variety of platforms, are available to help librarians make Public Library to train students and staff in how to answer the transformation. reference questions. Using evidence from interviews with educators and instructors, Ms. Scanlon and Ms. Uribe will The lecture will present a brief overview of the MARCXML contrast pedagogical styles as they relate to traditional, face- standard and feature some of the tools for creating XML to-face reference transactions and digital reference services. from MARC records. Specific tools will include the Library of Congress MARCXML Toolkit, MarcEdit, MARC4J, and MARC/Perl. Strengths and weaknesses of each of the tools will be explored using actual data. Page 9
  • 12. mid-atlantic Digital Library Conference 2008 — July 9, 2008 ConferenCe SCHeDULe Session four: 2:00 – 3:00 pm The intersection of these undertakings with the Access Defining and Digitizing a Commonwealth: Pennsylvania Digital Repository and the Pennsylvania Digital Towards a Collaborative approach to the Library metadata repository will also be discussed. Meeting attendees will be encouraged to discuss and provide feedback Digitization of Pennsylvania’s History, on these projects, which will then be used to shape the Society, and Culture digitization work being done. Coleman Hall, room 221 John Barnett assistant Director Pennsylvania academic Library Consortium, Inc. (PaLCI) Tom Clareson a Series of Unfortunate events, or How Program Director for new Initiatives not to Build a Digital Image archive PaLIneT Dan Iddings Coleman Hall, room 252 executive Director Pennsylvania academic Library Jami L. Bryan Consortium, Inc. (PaLCI) Library manager Laura Blanchard College of graduate and Professional Studies executive Director University of mary Washington Philadelphia area Consortium of Special Thomas mcnulty Collections Libraries (PaCSCL) assistant Systems Librarian Simpson Library The presentation will focus on two collaborative undertakings University of mary Washington by several of Pennsylvania’s library consortia — PACSCL, PALCI, Carolyn S. Parsons and PALINET — in conjunction with Access Pennsylvania and the Special Collections librarian Pennsylvania Office of Commonwealth Libraries to help define Simpson Library and create Pennsylvania’s digital library. University of mary Washington The first part of the presentation will concentrate on the Librarians and IT staff at the University of Mary Washington efforts of the Collection Development Working Group of the encountered myriad pitfalls and problems in building a digital Pennsylvania Advisory Committee for Collaborative Digitization image archive for the University’s Centennial Celebration. Three (PACCD), a statewide coalition of leaders in digitization of librarians involved in the project will share lessons learned and access to important resources across the Commonwealth over a two year period of missteps, trials and tribulations of Pennsylvania. Representatives from this working group in the creation of Archives @ UMW, a digital repository that will report on their activities to develop guidelines for the runs on VTLS’s VITAL software. The team will discuss the many subject matter and content of a comprehensive, distributed, issues they discovered in securing funding and maintaining a statewide digital collection of Pennsylvania’s history, society, realistic and workable project scope. Difficulties with metadata and culture. standardization and editing, complex copyright issues, image acquisition, and hardware and software limitations will also The second part of the presentation will elaborate on PALINET be discussed. Finally, the group will reveal some of the more and other consortia’s efforts to carry out a regional mass challenging moments they faced as they tried to sustain a digitization operation that complies with the Open Content productive team environment, train student workers and Alliance philosophy of free and open access through the Internet handle increasing pressures from the University community to Archive. With support from a Sloan Foundation grant, PALINET “get the images online already.” and PALCI member libraries have committed to make a portion of their public domain books available for digitization in order to provide a broad array of research materials to students, faculty, and the community as a whole. Page 10
  • 13. mid-atlantic Digital Library Conference 2008 — July 9, 2008 ConferenCe SCHeDULe Building Digital audiovisual Collections: Collaborating with faculty on Digital an example from the archives Projects Coleman Hall, room 150 Coleman Hall, room 251 Kevin m. Clair Part one: Part of the Team: Working with faculty to metadata Librarian meet Their Digital goals Penn State University Jim gerencser Advances in technology have put the possibility of making College archivist audiovisual content available digitally within reach for many Dickinson College institutions that could not previously afford to do so. There are unique challenges associated with digitizing and managing Many of the digital projects that have been undertaken this type of material. In this presentation, attendees will learn utilizing resources of the Dickinson College Archives and Special how to make their audiovisual collections accessible, including Collections have been initiated by faculty at the college. In digitization software, file formats appropriate for archival some cases, professor and archivist worked very closely through purposes, and metadata standards which exist to make every detail of the project, while in others the archivist merely this material findable. The Jack Rabin Collection, a digital provided advice on scanning and metadata standards. Some collection produced by Penn State with significant audiovisual projects involved college resources and personnel exclusively, materials, will be used to demonstrate these topics. and others required working with outside vendors and website designers. In this presentation, Jim will be talking about his different collaborative experiences and will suggest ways in which information professionals can be especially helpful when supporting faculty members in their digital aspirations. Part Two: Teaching History using Digital resources metaDB: a Distributed metadata Creation robert alan Harris Tool asst. Dir. for academic Technology, IrT Coleman Hall, room 120 The William Paterson University of new Jersey, Wayne eric Luhrs Digital Initiatives Librarian Can the usual secondary and tertiary source readings assigned Lafayette College in upper-level college history classes be replaced by primary sources taken from digital libraries and archives? Have the The key to successful digitization work at small colleges is to online resources created by scholars and librarians developed build strong relationships among scholars, librarians, archivists, to the point that secondary studies, analyses, and summaries and technologists, and to learn how to break projects into can be put aside in favor of the building blocks of history itself: tasks that can be distributed among these collaborators and primary sources? then re-assembled into cohesive collections. Lafayette College is developing MetaDB, a distributed metadata creation system These questions rest on two levels: first, the debate that allows us to farm out individual digitization tasks to concerning the value of primary sources vs. secondary and experts throughout campus, and then to export completed tertiary analyses, and second the question of the viability of collections directly to our digital repository. MetaDB allows current online resources as a vehicle of study for college level these users to work concurrently, automates tedious data entry students. I will treat both questions, but my primary interest tasks, minimizes input mistakes, and provides remote access is the latter. What is the state of online history resources, and to digital collection builders. Using MetaDB’s web interface, is it reasonable to expect that they can be used as central students create technical records as items are scanned, the reading materials in a college-level course? digital initiatives librarian defines metadata requirements and supplies data for static administrative fields, then archivists or faculty subject specialists provide descriptive metadata for each item. continued on next page Page 11
  • 14. mid-atlantic Digital Library Conference 2008 — July 9, 2008 ConferenCe SCHeDULe continued from previous page Session five: 3:15 – 4:15 pm Part Three: Collaborating with faculty World War II Poster Project michael Weaver Coleman Hall, room 221 Instructional Technology – Lead Bucknell University David Del Testa assistant Professor of History What do historic architecture, bees, snakes, and multicultural Bucknell University masks have in common? Join us to learn about the World War II Poster Project, a unit They’re all the subject of digital projects involving designed to embed several information literacy and technology collaborations between faculty and the instructional technology fluency skills into an entry-level history course. The project group at Bucknell University. Faculty at Bucknell use digital was initially conceived by David Del Testa, Assistant Professor resources in research, scholarship, and classroom activities. of History, and was implemented as a collaborative effort Some projects may involve existing digital resources, while between Del Testa and several members of the library and others involve creating new resources. Often, there is some information technology staff who hoped to use a sensitive form of underlying technology necessary to support the digital mix of ‘analog’ historical sources and technology as a vehicle project, and that’s where the instructional technology group to promote more student engagement in the standards and gets involved. With some projects, we are working with the methods of historical practice. faculty alone. In other cases, we are also working with students in a particular course. In this presentation, we will discuss: We’ll take a look at several digital projects at Bucknell. • Planning Emphasis will be on the collaborations between faculty and • Information literacy standards and the World War II Poster instructional technologists in creating and supporting these Project projects and resources. • Collaboration between faculty, librarians, and instructional technologists • Project chronology • Students’ experiences working with archival materials • Building the digital library • Assessment • Lessons learned • Plans for the future The intent is that this project can serve as a blueprint that can be adopted by other institutions, using various types of archival materials. Page 12
  • 15. mid-atlantic Digital Library Conference 2008 — July 9, 2008 ConferenCe SCHeDULe LSTa grants: from Project Planning to Using open Source Software: What it fruition to Sustainability means for Your Institution Coleman Hall, room 150 Coleman Hall, room 251 Part one: The Lycoming County Women’s History michele Kimpton Project executive Director DSpace foundation and Panelists Janet Hurlbert additional Panelists associate Dean and Director of Library Services Lycoming College Join us for a discussion about open source software. Michele Kimpton (DSpace Foundation) will outline what criteria you Lycoming College, in partnership with the James V. Brown should look for when evaluating an open source platform, what Library and the Lycoming County Historical Society received resources you will need internally, what you get and what you a LSTA planning grant for a digital Lycoming County Women’s do not get when you choose to run opensource, and lastly what History Project. The presentation will focus on the conditions the long term benefits are, particularly for libraries, when existing in the Williamsport community that led us to envision choosing open source solutions over proprietary commercial such a grant and the beginning steps in procuring the grant. solutions. Details will be shared about the consulting process and the formation of a community users group to guide the planning The rest of the session will be a panel discussion. Panelists and implementation stages for this project. Emphasis will be on will include representatives from various types and sizes of the need for careful planning and will elaborate on our use of a institutions. Audience members will be encouraged to ask project manager not employed by any of the three institutions. questions of panel members. A lively discussion is expected! Future steps that will occur as a result of this planning process will also be included. Part Two: manageable and reasonable: Implementing an LSTa Digitization grant Jim gerencser College archivist Dickinson College Waidner-Spahr Library In September 2001, Dickinson College submitted its first grant proposal for a digital project through the LSTA program. Receiving that first grant provided a valuable foundation on which we have been able to build ever since. We recently completed our third LSTA-funded digital project, this past one being a collaborative venture with Millersville University, and we began work on our fourth project just last month. In this presentation, Jim will discuss his experiences with submitting, implementing, and sustaining each of these LSTA grants. Jim will address the application process as well as the reporting and other administrative details necessary as part of the grant process. Jim will also speak about the challenges of maintaining and sustaining digital initiatives through the years and will suggest several options as possible solutions to these challenges. Page 13
  • 16. mid-atlantic Digital Library Conference 2008 — July 9, 2008 ConferenCe SCHeDULe Projects from University archives Coleman Hall, room 252 Part one: meet Theo: Digitizing the Theo Brown Diaries rodney g. obien Curator of Special Collections & archives george C. gordon Library Worcester Polytechnic Institute In 2006, the Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) received a grant from the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners to digitize a collection of diaries by the noted John Deere engineer Theo Brown. Theo Brown, a graduate of WPI Class of 1901, was head of the experimental division of John Deere & Co. and responsible for 158 design patents. The diaries (65 volumes, 23,000 pages) chronicle his 41-years at John Deere, and captures the spirit of Americana in his day-to-day descriptions of family, travel, and current events from 1893 to 1971. The presentation will offer an overview of the project, detailing its planning and implementation. Part Two: Doing Digitization In-House: The James Buchanan resource Center malinda Triller Special Collections Librarian Dickinson College Waidner-Spahr Library This presentation will provide attendees with a model for implementing an in-house digitization project based on Dickinson College’s James Buchanan Resource Center. Buchanan graduated from Dickinson in 1809, and the college has since collected manuscript and print materials that document his extensive and often-criticized career in politics. The Archives and Special Collections Department created the Resource Center in 2004 with funding provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act. This on-line resource combines full-text searchable correspondence and published works with images, a timeline, extensive bibliographies, and other contextual information. This presentation will provide an overview of the project’s workflow, including planning, selection, equipment and technology, scanning and metadata standards, quality control, and evaluation. Page 14
  • 17. mid-atlantic Digital Library Conference 2008 — July 9, 2008 PoSTerS, TeCHnoLogY SHoWCaSe, anD VenDor eXHIBITS Digital Herbarium Collection encoded archival Description (eaD) Template in microsoft Word andrew Sallans research Computing Lab manager Daniel mancusi University of Virginia Digital Projects Technologist Sherry Lake Bucknell University metadata Specialist University of Virginia We will demonstrate a Microsoft Word .doc file which serves rebecca Pappert as a template for filling out the most common EAD fields for a Librarian for Life Sciences finding aid. When completed, the template can be exported University of Virginia to an EAD-encoded XML file. additional authors: Carla Lee Director of Science engineering and education Libraries evaluation of Digital Libraries: mIC, University of Virginia nJDH, and nJVid Deborah eshenour Web and Publications editor Judy Jeng University of Virginia Head of Collection Services new Jersey City University The Research Computing Lab, of the University of Virginia’s Charles L. Brown Science and Engineering Library, has been This poster reports my digital library evaluation experiences, collaborating with the University of Virginia’s Department of including the evaluations of the Moving Image Collections (MIC, Biology and Mountain Lake Biological Station to develop a, the New Jersey Digital Highway digital herbarium collection. The digitization of this collection (NJDH,, and the will improve access to the collection, while also preserving the NJVid ( knowledge stored in the physical collection and held by those who curate the collections. Immediately upon digitization, Usefulness was the primary evaluation criterion for both the this collection will become available to a far wider audience, MIC and the NJDH. The evaluation of the MIC used FRBR’s four rather than just those who visit the semi-remote research tasks (find, identify, select, and obtain) as the framework and facility during the summer months. uncovered what metadata fields were useful in these four information retrieval stages. The evaluation of the NJDH helped In addition to these basic digitization goals, we have aligned to discover the priorities of themes to add to its collections, with the efforts of the NSF-funded SERNEC (Southeast Regional why some local museums were not able to participate, and Network of Expertise and Collections) project to develop other usability issues. The evaluation of the NJVid has thus far standards for digital collections, funding, resources, and completed its first stage: needs assessment. preservation of expert knowledge in Southeast herbaria. This wider collaboration will allow insufficiently-funded institutions the opportunity to pool resources with other institutions and still successfully preserve and increase access to their institution’s herbaria. The potential impact of increased access to herbaria is significant. Newly discovered herbaria data, timescale collections, and subsequent opportunities for powerful computation and analysis, increases the potential for new discoveries and better decision-making around botanical resources in the Southeast. Page 15
  • 18. mid-atlantic Digital Library Conference 2008 — July 9, 2008 PoSTerS, TeCHnoLogY SHoWCaSe, anD VenDor eXHIBITS fleet Street found: The global Photos I never met a Digital object I Couldn’t metadata Project Cite: Zotero and alternatives for Personal Digital Libraries John fahs Senior Young adult Librarian Jack Widner new York Public Library assistant Professor abigail meisterman reference Librarian nYPL Labs edinboro University of Pa new York Public Library Zotero, a free utility developed at George Mason University, This poster focuses on a vernacular photography digitization is a client-based application for bibliographic management project currently underway at the Queens College’s Graduate and document storage while using the web. Based exclusively School of Library and Information Science (Queens College on open source and on the Firefox browser, Zotero is finding GSLIS). The presentation is being made by John Fahs, with a niche in an open-source world, and recently was cited as quality control and consulting input from my former QC the bibliographic management tool of choice for the American classmate and current NYPL colleague Abigail Meisterman of Social History Online project. See NYPL Labs. The Global Photos Metadata Project was initially In this poster, Zotero will be demonstrated and compared to conceived as the final project in Dr. Colleen Cool’s Digital other packages that may be available to users in University Libraries course (GSLIS 753) and is currently being refined settings, and the advantages and shortcomings will be offered. as an Independent Study project under Professor Thomas As digital libraries expand, the desire of users to collect Surprenant (GSLIS 791). The project has been heavily modeled objects and even build personal libraries, while maintaining the on the Waterways of New York postcard project initiated by Dr. importance of citing sources correctly, will remain important Surprenant and Dr. Claudia Perry of QC. for anyone who plans to incorporate them into scholarly or popular works. The Global Photos Metadata project encompasses a subset of 20 images from a large collection (500+ images) from a defunct wire service to which all rights have been acquired. They were originally created as works for hire by anonymous Fleet Street hacks on the crime beat in London from 1965-1981. an Investigation of Image Users across The project to date has included scanning both the front and Disciplines: a model of Image needs, backs of the photos to create high-resolution Tiff files; the retrieval, and Use creation of access derivatives; the assignment of metadata; and the creation of an access point for end users via Flickr. Joan e. Beaudoin Collection building is also underway with these images using Greenstone, but for the purposes of the poster the focus Ph.D. Candidate & ImLS research fellow will be on the work currently accessible on Flickr in order to College of Information Science & Technology present a case study in getting started with a project using Drexel University metadata in a rapid development project and in preserving fragile photographic materials before creating access for Images, visual representations of the world and ideas around researchers and other stakeholders. The goal is to show how us, have become a pervasive presence in the 21st century. experimentation and collaboration in applying metadata to Technological advances in the past two decades and the a special collection of vernacular photography can provide growth of the Internet have accelerated the amount of visual usability to researchers from an artistic, historical and social material available to us and increased our access to images. background. Although there has been great deal of enthusiasm for the entry of images into the digital realm, research into the topic Vernacular photographs are often considered to be “accidental” of image users has not seen an equal level of support. In an art in that they have typically been produced for purposes other attempt to understand image users’ behaviors this study will than artistic. Sometimes described as “Fine Art Documentary examine twenty-four participants in four separate user groups, Photographs” or “Outsider Art,” the genre is by definition quite including six in each group: archaeologists, architects, art large, relatively new in terms of scholarly interest, and due to historians and artists. The choice of these groups of participants the nature of the images, both compelling and addictive. creates a situation where two groups, archaeologists and art historians, are expected to need images for pedagogical and research purposes while the two remaining groups, architects and artists, are believed to need images for inspiration and problem-solving aims. These groups of image users will allow Page 16
  • 19. mid-atlantic Digital Library Conference 2008 — July 9, 2008 PoSTerS, TeCHnoLogY SHoWCaSe, anD VenDor eXHIBITS for an assessment of image users’ behaviors by discipline and managing Digitization activities: an arL underlying needs. This examination will be used to identify the critical characteristics of users’ image needs, retrieval and SPeC Kit use. The frequency of image needs and the extent of direct rebecca L. mugridge image seeking are among these critical characteristics which will in turn lead to the development of a theoretical model to Head explain users’ image behaviors. Cataloging and metadata Services Penn State University Libraries Academic and research libraries are increasingly becoming involved in digitization activities. As the management of digital projects and initiatives is a relatively new endeavor for most Leveraging History with Social libraries, there is an impact on the libraries’ organizational Technologies structures, workflows, staffing and budgets. Digitization activities require different models for selection, cataloging, Judith Brink-Drescher funding, and access. Staff skill sets are different, as well as supporting equipment, and computer hardware and software. faculty Librarian Dowling College This SPEC Kit was designed to identify the purposes of libraries’ Diane Holliday digitization efforts, the organizational structures that libraries LISS History Curator use to manage digital initiatives, whether and how staff have Dowling College been reassigned to support digitization activities, where funding to sustain digital activities originated and how that This poster focuses on using a wiki technology both as a tool funding is allocated, how priorities are determined, whether for community outreach as well as digital preservation. With libraries are outsourcing any digitization work, and how the a wiki’s unique collaborative interface, libraries are better success of libraries’ digital activities has been assessed. The able to reach out to various constituencies (students, alumni, focus of the survey was the digitization of library materials, faculty, community...the world?) in the spirit of collaboration. rather than the creation of born-digital objects. Survey results This not only acts as a promotional tool, but also, invites the were published by the Association of Research Libraries as ARL community to participate in its own local history, generate SPEC Kit 294. While the survey addressed research libraries genealogical interest and much more. Included also are the (primarily academic), there is much in the survey results web 2.0 social technologies which come part and parcel with that might be of interest to small or mid-size academic and a project of this nature. Specifically, we address the notion of public libraries that are considering digital projects. Criteria a hybrid approach by combining good old fashioned research, for digital project selection is one such topic that has broad oral history and archives with Web 2.0 social technologies (e.g. appeal. podcasts, mashups, wikis, blogs) and other folksonomy-friendly web based applications such as Flickr and LibraryThing. This poster is not intended to address the technical issues of the Wiki-world; rather, we hope to address our peers in layman’s terms to describe our experiences, best practices and lessons learned. Page 17
  • 20. mid-atlantic Digital Library Conference 2008 — July 9, 2008 PoSTerS, TeCHnoLogY SHoWCaSe, anD VenDor eXHIBITS a manakin makeover: DSpace “Looks and Planning and administering a Digitization feels” good Project in a Small, Team-Based Library Christina richison Brian ardan nITLe Information Services electronic Collections Librarian Technical Services Specialist Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania nITLe (national Institute for Technology Bernadette Heiney and Liberal education) Information Services Librarian Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania Whether starting a new repository or migrating an existing Joby Topper collection into a new environment, institutions face many Technical Services Librarian choices and challenges. Within the managed technology services Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania unit of NITLE, DSpace is the supported platform of choice for an Cathy Weglarz institutional repository. As an open source application, DSpace Health Sciences Librarian is a low-cost and flexible option for repository development. Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania NITLE’s mission is to help participants using DSpace to become Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania is a member of the effective users quickly and efficiently. Participating campuses— Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE). It whether using the NITLE DSpace Service (a managed service) or supports an average annual enrollment of 5000 students with self-hosting DSpace—benefit from the professional development 69 undergraduate degree programs and 4 graduate programs. opportunities and peer communities of practice that NITLE Stevenson Library is the main campus library for LHU. With offers. DSpace user community meetings, both face-to-face a staff of seventeen, it has operated in a team environment and virtual, give participants the opportunity to share best- since 2000. Most library operations are administered and case practices and to leverage each other’s expertise to make performed by teams whose members can be faculty or staff, better use of the DSpace technology. NITLE also offers DSpace permanent or temporary. Task forces are subdivisions of teams workshops in a virtual environment as well as delivered face- and are designated to support a particular project. The Digital to-face to interested campuses, providing additional support Task Force, a child of the permanent Archive Team, was asked to the NITLE DSpace community. to create the Library’s first digitization project. Task Force members included the Electronic Resources Librarian, the Manakin is the new custom interface tool kit recently released Health Sciences Librarian, the Technical Services Librarian, with DSpace version 1.5. Manakin has a modular framework that and the Information Services and Archive Technician. allows any institution using DSpace the ability to customize the campus repository to have a “look and feel” that meets the The poster will review the development of the Task Force specific needs of the campus repository, community within the and the contributions of the individual members within this repository, and / or collections within the communities of that team environment. Each person brought unique talents to the repository. NITLE believes that Manakin offers great value to project and focused on different aspects of its completion. DSpace users who wish to customize their DSpace instances. This allowed a small library with no digitization experience to successfully create the LHU Wrestling Digital Collection. NITLE, the National Institute for Technology and Liberal This collection is a part of the Access Pennsylvania Digital Education, is a not-for-profit organization that enables small, Repository. undergraduate-focused colleges and universities to stay current in digital technologies and focused on education-centered goals. NITLE offers professional development opportunities, peer communities of practice, and managed technology services. NITLE aggregates the needs from participating institutions so that cost-effective program development and technical solutions are attainable with minimal cost and risk. Page 18
  • 21. mid-atlantic Digital Library Conference 2008 — July 9, 2008 PoSTerS, TeCHnoLogY SHoWCaSe, anD VenDor eXHIBITS Using an Institutional repository (Ir) Dublin Core electronic finding aid is being created which will soon appear on the West Virginia and Regional History Collection for Prostate Tissue array Image Data website. The finding aid will eventutally include approximately Preservation 600 full-text digitized items from the collection. William Simpson This poster highlights some of the research materials in the Senior assistant Librarian Printed Ephemera Collection and describes the method being reference Department used to create an electronic finding aid for the collection. University of Delaware Library The finding aid meets international interoperability digital collection standards and may well serve as a model for other Prostate cancer is the most frequent cancer in Western institutions planning to make indexes to their similar unique countries and the second leading cause of cancer mortality in resources available on the World Wide Web. men in the United States. In 2003, about 185,891 cases were diagnosed and 29,002 deaths attributed to this disease, the American Cancer Society estimates that 218,890 new cases will be diagnosed and 27,050 men are expected to die with this disease in 2007. West Virginia History onView: a Big The University of Delaware Library’s Institutional Repository Digital Project with a Little Budget (IR) plays an important role in storing, preserving, and providing access to a prostate tissue microarray (TMA) digital John a. Cuthbert image collection for life sciences faculty and clinicians from Director around the state in their efforts to improve cancer research West Virginia and regional History and delivery. Collection and Special Collections West Virginia University Libraries The Library’s IR is a web-based, open source system (DSpace software). The poster will consist of three key components In January 2005, the West Virginia University Libraries West based on the University of Delaware Library’s implementation Virginia and Regional History Collection and Special Collections of DSpace 1) brief description of the project planning and embarked on an ambitious project to digitize a collection of funding and required project staff, 2) several examples of approximately 25,000 historical photographs for both access digital images (TMAs) from the IR including their associated and preservation purposes. The project included the creation descriptive and technical metadata, and 3) key features and of detailed Dublin Core based metadata records for each functionality of the repository software, e.g., the submission photo. The project was conducted without external funding process and end-user or public web user interfaces; and the employing primarily student labor. The results of the project Library’s digital preservation policy. have transcended all hopes in terms of the speed of progress, the quality of the results and the popularity with which the digital photo collection has been received by the public. Now offering more than 27,000 images, the website is currently drawing more than 50,000 visitors each month. Using Dublin Core to Create electronic access to the West Virginia and regional History Collection’s Printed ephemera Vendors & exhibitors Collection Alexander Press CONTENTdm anna m. Schein Printed ephemera Curator D&E Communications West Virginia and regional History Collection DSpace West Virginia University archives Kirtas Technologies — Kirtas Digitization Solutions The West Virginia and Regional History Collection’s Printed Ephemera Collection, which dates back to the early history of Luna Imaging Inc. WVU Libraries’ archival collections, contains more than 100,000 NITLE pamphlets, brochures, event programs, news clippings, and other items about West Virginia and Central Appalachia. To PALINET make this valuable regional collection more accessible, a new Page 19
  • 22. mid-atlantic Digital Library Conference 2008 — July 9, 2008 PreSenTerS’ BIograPHIeS Brian ardan is the Electronic Collections Librarian, raCHael Bradley is a Ph.D. student at the College of Bernadette Heiney is the Information Services Technician, Information Studies at the University of Maryland, College Park JoBy topper is the Technicial Services Librarian, and CatHy and an Information Systems Engineer at the MITRE Corporation. Weglarz is the Health Sciences Librarian at Stevenson Her research focuses on understanding and supporting practice Library, Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania, Lock Haven, among costume designers so that they can find, retrieve, and Pennsylvania. Together they make up the Stevenson Library discuss images that convey affective visual information. Digital Task Force. The LHU Wrestling Digital Collection is the Task Force’s first digital project. aaron Brenner is Coordinator of the Digital Research Library (DRL) within the University of Pittsburgh Library JoHn Barnett became Assistant Director of the Pennsylvania System. The DRL serves users at the University of Pittsburgh and Academic Library Consortium, Inc. (PALCI), in July 2007. At elsewhere through the creation and delivery of Web-accessible PALCI, he is active in cooperative collection development digital collections. Previously, he worked as Digital Projects and management initiatives, communication, and member Librarian within the DRL for seven years, participating in IMLS services. Prior to joining PALCI, John was Director of Collection and NEH grant-funded projects such as the cross-institutional Development at Gettysburg College’s Musselman Library and Historic Pittsburgh Image Collections. He has a B.A. in English Collection Development Coordinator for the University of Texas from Oberlin College, and a M.L.I.S. from the University of at San Antonio Library. He is a 1995 graduate of the M.L.I.S. Pittsburgh. program at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and has experience in public and academic libraries in reference, Judy Brink-dresCHer is an Instructor and Reference collection development, and resource sharing. Librarian at Dowling College and currently manages its Serials and Government Documents collection. Prior to that, Judy Joan Beaudoin is a Ph.D. candidate in Information Studies performed the duties of Library webmaster during the Spring at Drexel University. She is currently working on her dissertation and Summer of 2007. It was during this time she designed and which investigates the image behaviors of archaeologists, launched the Library’s wiki. Today, the wiki is used to provide architects, art historians and artists. Prior to beginning her academic course guides, recommended reading lists and is doctoral work she worked for over a decade in the field of visual home to the Long Island South Shore History Project (LISSH). resources, first at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia and Judy has published and presented on the topic of utilizing then at Bryn Mawr College. She holds an M.S. degree in the Web 2.0 technologies in a library setting. She is also a content Management of Digital Information from Drexel University, a contributor and photographer for LISSH. M.A. in art history from Tyler School of Art, Temple University, and a B.F.A. in art history from Massachusetts College of Art. JaMi l. Bryan is Library Manager at the University of Mary Her interests include digital libraries, digitization processes Washington’s College of Graduate and Professional Studies. and preservation, intellectual access to visual materials and Before becoming Library Manager, she was Reference and the information behaviors of individuals working with cultural Sciences Librarian at UMW’s Simpson Library. Jami holds a B.A. materials. in Government and Politics from George Mason University and a M.L.I.S. from Louisiana State University. She teaches UMW’s laura BlanCHard is the Executive Director of the undergraduate Library and Internet Resources course and is Philadelphia Area Consortium of Special Collections Libraries the author of “Locating Sources” in The Classroom Researcher: (PACSCL), an association of 33 rare book and manuscript Using Applied Research to Meet Student Needs. libraries in the greater Philadelphia area, a position she has held since 1995. She has also worked as a freelance web designer. kevin Clair is the metadata librarian at the Penn State Clients have included the University of Pennsylvania Library, University Libraries. He is a cataloger for the Libraries’ the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Presbyterian Historical digital projects and consults on metadata needs for data and Society, The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia, repository projects throughout the University. He also does and the Friends Journal. With her colleague Adam Corson- research on the ways in which libraries can utilize both their Finnerty (University of Pennsylvania Library) she authored physical and digital space to build stronger communities. Fundraising and Friendraising on the Web (American Library Association Publications, 1998). toM Clareson joined PALINET as Program Director for New Initiatives in October 2005. Leading PALINET’s digital collections Mike BolaM is the Metadata Librarian for Digital Production creation and management services, preservation services, and for the Digital Research Library (DRL) at the University Library consulting activities, he is responsible for establishing new System, University of Pittsburgh. He is responsible for managing services and funding sources, grant-writing, and outreach to metadata for all DRL projects. He holds a Masters in Library and the museum and historical society communities. With over Information Science from the University of Pittsburgh, School 15 years experience in preservation and digitization services, of Information Sciences. Tom was previously Global Product Manager at OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc.; he also served in various Page 20
  • 23. mid-atlantic Digital Library Conference 2008 — July 9, 2008 PreSenTerS’ BIograPHIeS capacities at Amigos Library Services, Inc. Tom holds an M.L.S. dr. roBert r. doWns conducts research on the design, from Kent State University, an M.A. from Ohio State University, development, management, use, evaluation, and preservation and a B.A. from Ohio Wesleyan University. of online resources to support science, education, and decision-making. For the last eight years, he has been serving aBBy CloBridge is currently the Digital Initiatives as the Senior Digital Archivist and as a Senior Staff Associate Group Leader at Bucknell University where she oversees Officer of Research for CIESIN, the Center for International the university’s digital program including the institutional Earth Science Information Network, of Columbia University, repository, digitization projects, and metadata production. which operates the NASA Socioeconomic Data and Applications She has over ten years of experience working in library/ Center (SEDAC). information science. Prior to joining Bucknell, she worked at CNN as an investigative research and news librarian. Her susan dreHer is the Visual Resources Digitization research interests include using digital objects to support Coordinator at Swarthmore College. She received an M.S. visual literacy, institutional repositories, and collaborative in Library and Information Science from Drexel University projects between librarians and technologists. She holds an and a B.A. from Wesleyan University. Prior to her position M.S. in Library Science from Florida State University and a B.A. at Swarthmore, Susan worked at Temple University and the from Tufts University. University of Pennsylvania. Julie Coy is a Bibliographic and Digital Services Assistant at JoHn FaHs is a Senior Young Adult Librarian with the New Haverford College. She received an M.L.S. from the University York Public Library and has provided over two years of service of Pittsburgh, and her undergraduate degree in English is from at the 125th Street Branch in East Harlem. He was awarded the Pennsylvania State University. Prior to her position at an M.L.S. degree in May 2008 from the City University of New Haverford, she worked at Temple University Health Sciences York, Queens College. Prior to entering the library field he was Library and Holy Family University Library. active in publishing as both a writer and editor. In addition to authoring Cigarette Confidential (Berkeley, 1996), he has JoHn a. CutHBert is Curator and Director of the West written and published over 150 magazine articles for titles Virginia and Regional History Collection and Special Collections including Regardies, SPY, National Lampoon and Cracked. at the West Virginia University Libraries. A graduate of Worcester State College (B.A.), the University of Massachusetts (M.A.) niCole Finzer is the Visual Resources Specialist at Bryn and West Virginia University (M.A. and Ph.D.), he has written Mawr College. She received an M.L.S. from Indiana University extensively on assorted topics in West Virginia history and with a specialization in Art and Visual Resources Librarianship, special collections care. His books include Early Art and Artists and her undergraduate degree is from The Art Institute of in West Virginia (West Virginia University Press, 2000) which Chicago. Prior to her position at Bryn Mawr College she worked won him accolades including the West Virginia Humanities at the Pennsylvania State University, The Art Institute of Council’s Charles H. Daugherty Award (2001) and the West Chicago, The Chicago History Museum and The Frank Lloyd Virginia Library Association’s 2002 Literary Merit Award. He is a Wright Home & Studio. member of the West Virginia University Benedum Distinguished Scholars. JiM gerenCser is the College Archivist at Dickinson College, in Carlisle, PA, heading up the Archives and Special Collections david del testa is assistant professor of Modern European Department since 1998. He holds an M.L.S. from the University History at Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania. He of Pittsburgh and an M.A. in History from Shippensburg received his Ph.D. in History in March 2001 from the University University, and he is an active member of the Mid-Atlantic of California at Davis. Currently, Del Testa is in the process of Regional Archives Conference. Jim has been responsible revising his dissertation, entitled “’Paint the Trains Red’: Labor, for seven digital projects highlighting special collections Nationalism, and the Railroads in French colonial Indochina, resources, and he has consulted with college faculty on several 1898-1945” into a book manuscript. He is also preparing a other projects. He has also been awarded four digital project journal article on the 1937 strike of railroad workers at the grants from the PA Department of Education through the LSTA Truong Thi railroad workshops in Vinh, north-central Vietnam program, and these projects have permitted the digitization of and revising an on-line primary source for classroom use drawn more than 45,000 individual pages of printed and handwritten from the 1943 diary of a young Franco-Vietnamese woman text for access via the web. from Hanoi. roBert Harris is professionally trained in both history and library/information science. Robert has worked as an instructional technologist at William Paterson University since 1995. He has extensive experience teaching online and working to help faculty integrate technology with teaching and learning. Page 21
  • 24. mid-atlantic Digital Library Conference 2008 — July 9, 2008 PreSenTerS’ BIograPHIeS karen Higgins has an extensive background in library dan iddings has been the Executive Director of the systems and services in medical, community college, and in Pennsylvania Academic Library Consortium, Inc. (PALCI) since special library settings. In her current position at the Johns April 1999. PALCI is a non-profit membership organization of Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, Karen is part of 72 college and university libraries in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, the Enterprise Information Services Section which is responsible and West Virginia. The primary mission of PALCI is to spur the for supporting knowledge management at APL. Karen is the development of library cooperation within the Commonwealth project lead for the development of a web-based image library and surrounding area. Dan coordinates cooperative projects at APL which she will talk about today. Prior to working at APL, for resource sharing and access to electronic resources by the Karen held various positions at Howard Community College and students and faculty in the member libraries. Prior to joining the Welch Medical Library of Johns Hopkins University. Karen PALCI he was an assistant director at the Carnegie Library of also worked on automation of library operations, development Pittsburgh, in sales and marketing at NOTIS, and a consultant of satellite library operations, and development of a user with RMG Consultants. Dan was a member of NISO Standards education program. Committee AV that developed the US National Profile for Z39.50. He is also a member of the NCIP Implementers Group Brian HoFFMan is an analyst and software designer at New and president of the Pennsylvania Interlibrary Delivery Service York University focused on digital archiving and distribution (IDS). systems. He has worked with diverse media, including text, still and moving images, and web sites. In recent years he has Judy Jeng received her Ph. D. from Rutgers University, analyzed the operational workflows that these media require School of Communication, Information, and Library Studies. and developed systems and software to improve quality and She has served as the evaluation consultant for three digital efficiency in both academic libraries and television production libraries in addition to her cross-institutional doctoral study facilities. of two library web sites. Judy has published and presented widely on local, state, national, and international levels. Judy diane Holliday is an Assistant Professor and Reference is currently the Head of Collection Services at the New Jersey Librarian at Dowling College in Oakdale, New York. As a librarian City University. specializing in collection development, she has presented on such diverse topics as: designing library environments to david kennedy has been the co-manager of the Office of promote student learning, library displays and marketing, Digital Collections and Research at the University of Maryland material de-accessioning, e-book consortia, patron policy Libraries since February 2008. Prior to that, David has worked analysis, and senior citizen Internet training. Her most recent as a programmer in the IT Division of the UM Libraries for nearly project is the development of the Long Island South Shore 10 years, working on digital repositories, library automation History Wiki, an academic library sponsored collaborative space systems, access to online resources and authentication/ for sharing the rich history of the Dowling College campus and authorization systems. the local area of Oakdale, New York. MiCHele kiMpton is the Founder of the DSpace Foundation, valli Hoski is an instructor in information science with the a not-for-profit organization set up to provide leadership and School of Library and Information Sciences at the University support to the community of users of the DSpace open source of North Texas. Valli has also managed youth and family software platform. Prior to joining DSpace, Michele was the services, and served on the reference team of a public library Director at Internet Archive for five years. In her role she works in a multicultural suburb of Dallas, Texas. Prior to her work in closely with national libraries, archives and universities to public and academic service, Valli had project management, provide technical expertise and services in web archiving. She instructional design and knowledge management/methodology has developed partnerships with several of these institutions responsibilities in the corporate knowledge and learning to collaborate on web archiving activities, including being center of several global consulting companies, including Cap one of the founding members of the International Internet Gemini, Ernst & Young, and Accenture. Her degrees include: Preservation Consortium. M.S. (Library Science), University of North Texas Ed.S. (Instructional Systems Technology), Indiana University M.S. sHerry lake is the Metadata Specialist and Projects Assistant (Education), Purdue University B.A. (Humanities), Michigan at the Charles L. Brown Science and Engineering Library at the State University. University of Virginia. She received her MIS from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Sherry is currently working on several Janet MCneil HurlBert is Associate Dean and Director faculty digitization projects and provides consulting services of Library Services, Snowden Library, Lycoming College in for students, faculty and staff in the Library-IT joined Research Williamsport, PA. She is the recent editor of the book Defining Computing Lab. She also serves on the metadata steering Relevancy: Managing the New College Library. She has overseen committee for the UVa Library’s Institutional Repository. Her the college archives since they developed from a few shelves specific interests include digital libraries initiatives to collect, and boxes of materials into a facility that supports the mission manage, and apply research data. of a small college library. Page 22
  • 25. mid-atlantic Digital Library Conference 2008 — July 9, 2008 PreSenTerS’ BIograPHIeS Jennie a. levine has been the co-manager of the Office of Holly MerCer is the Head of Scholar Services at the Digital Collections and Research at the University of Maryland University of Kansas. Scholar Services is a program of Libraries since February 2008. Prior to that appointment, Information Services (Libraries and Information Technology) she worked for seven years as the Curator for Historical that brings together expertise and tools to facilitate the Manuscripts at the University of Maryland Libraries. She has creation and use of digital scholarship. It includes GIS and Data served as a discussion leader for LBSC 605, Archival Principles, Services, Government Information, Digital Initiatives, Scholarly Practices, and Programs in the University of Maryland’s College Communications, and the TR Smith Maps Collection. Holly is of Information Studies. She is a member of the Society of also administrator for the KU ScholarWorks research repository. American Archivists and chair of the EAD Roundtable and is the Her research interests include scholarly communication vice chair of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference. issues, particularly as they relate to open access, institutional Prior to working at the University of Maryland Libraries, she was repositories, and digital libraries. the Western Fellow at the Open Society Archives in Budapest, Hungary. reBeCCa l. Mugridge has been Head of Cataloging and Metadata Services at Pennsylvania State University for seven deBoraH ludWig is Assistant Dean for Collections and years, supervising six self-directed work teams including 27 Scholar Services for the University of Kansas Libraries. She support staff and eight librarians. Prior to coming to Penn State, previously held the position of director of Enterprise Academic she held positions at Yale University, Robert Morris University Systems for the university and brings both a collections and a and the University of Pittsburgh. Rebecca has a B.A. in history technology perspective to the development of digital library from Penn State, an M.L.S. from the University of Pittsburgh, tools and services. and an M.B.A. from Robert Morris University. Rebecca has co-edited a book, Teams in Library Technical Services, and eriC luHrs is the Digital Initiatives Librarian at Lafayette published an ARL Spec Kit on managing digitization activities. College. Based in Special Collections & College Archives, Eric Rebecca’s current research is exploring the social and business manages digitization projects and supports the use of digital networking skills that librarians need to succeed. collections by faculty, students, and outside researchers. Eric has administered Lafayette’s CONTENTdm server for the past rodney g. oBien is the Curator of Special Collections & three years, including all aspects of Linux administration, Archives at the George C. Gordon Library. He holds a B.A. in software maintenance, and digital collection building. Eric history from Virginia Wesleyan College and a master’s degree in holds an M.A. from the Shakespeare Institute, University of library and information science from the Catholic University of Birmingham, and an M.L.I.S. from Rutgers University. America. His career in archives and museums includes tenures at the National Trust for Historic Preservation in Washington, JoHn lyles currently serves as the Genealogist and D.C., and the State University of New York at Buffalo. Archivist for the Chattahocchee Valley Regional Library System headquartered in Columbus, Georgia. He received his B.A. in katHleen o’neill recently graduated from the History from Columbus State University and his M.A. in History Queens College Graduate School of Library and Information from the University of South Alabama. Studies with an M.L.S. and a Certificate in Archives, Records Management, and Preservation. Ms. O’Neill’s presentation daniel ManCusi is the Digital Projects Technologist of the today is based on her capstone research project, Archival Library and Information Technology department at Bucknell Literacy and Intellectual Access to Online Archives. Recent University. He is responsible for implementing technology to projects include an analysis of FAQ query failures for Columbia support and enhance the digital collections of the University, University Libraries and processing the Helen Hayes papers for which include over 20,000 digital images and a new archive NYPL’s Wilson Project. of student publications and materials from selected campus events. reBeCCa pappert is the Librarian for Life Sciences at the Charles L. Brown Science and Engineering Library at the tHoMas MCnulty is currently the Assistant Systems University of Virginia. She received her M.L.I.S. from the Librarian at the University of Mary Washington. Among his University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill, and also has a M.S. duties at the library, he is responsible for the continued upkeep in Botany from the University of Georgia. She is currently and enhancements of the Digital Archives @ UMW repository. involved in the herbarium project as a liaison with the Biology He earned his M.L.I.S. from the University of South Carolina in Department and Mountain Lake Biological Station. She 2006. He is enrolled in the Digital Information Management previously served in the library at Smith College and at the graduate program at the University of Arizona. Environmental Protection Agency in North Carolina. Page 23
  • 26. mid-atlantic Digital Library Conference 2008 — July 9, 2008 PreSenTerS’ BIograPHIeS Carolyn s. parsons is currently Special Collections andreW sallans is the Research Computing Lab Manager Librarian at the University of Mary Washington. There she and Digital Projects Specialist at the Charles L. Brown Science oversees the University archives and rare book collection as and Engineering Library in the University of Virginia Library well as teaches the undergraduate class, Archives & Society. system. He received his M.L.I.S. at Florida State University Her previous archival experience includes positions at the and is currently pursuing a master’s degree from the McIntire Library of Virginia, Monticello, and the National Park Service. School of Commerce in the Management of IT program at the A member of MARAC, Parsons received her Masters Degree in University of Virginia. He currently manages several faculty Library & Information Science from the University of Kentucky digitization projects, serves as liaison between the science and and a Bachelor’s Degree in Historic Preservation from Mary engineering libraries and centralized IT units, and manages Washington College. the technical research support operations in the Research Computing Lab. His specific interests include the development CHristina riCHison provides training and information and execution of strategic library information technology for participating NITLE campuses focused on helping them run initiatives that support and encourage innovative research and enterprise information systems efficiently and effectively. In instruction in the science and engineering disciplines. so doing, she contributes to NITLE’s effort to develop and offer managed technology services to its participants. Christina donna sCanlon is a graduate of the Master of Science holds a B.A. in Psychology, a B.S. in Applied Learning and program at Drexel University in Library Information Science. Development, and a lifetime teaching certificate from the She is currently a volunteer librarian with the Internet Public University of Texas at Austin. Before joining NITLE, Christina Library and part of the reference staff at the Livermore managed a successful ecommerce business. Christina has also (California) Public Library. Donna also holds a Bachelor’s Degree previously worked in a high-tech manufacturing environment in Business Administration from Woodbury University. She has in the areas of project management, training development, held positions in Human Resources and Information Technology and business analysis. Christina is active in Georgetown with with The Walt Disney Company, Seagate Technology, Cadence her children, and she enjoys taking time to fish, play the guitar, Design Systems, and 3Com. and explore small towns. anna M. sCHein is University Librarian and Associate laura riskedaHl is the Metadata Librarian at Bucknell Curator, West Virginia and Regional History Collection, West University, where she is involved in such projects as metadata Virginia University Libraries. For more than thirty years, she production, working to grow Bucknell’s institutional repository, has published standard bibliographic data in local, state, and converting legacy finding aids into EAD. Additionally, she and national catalogs. As a senior cataloger and Head of the serves as the Library Liaison to the Department of Art and Libraries’ Periodicals Department, she played a leading role Art History, where she provides library instruction, reference in implementing the Libraries’ OCLC computerized cataloging assistance, and is responsible for all collection development system and automating the Libraries’ serial records. She is in the subject area. Laura received her M.A. in Library and the Chair of the West Virginia Library Association Digital Information Science from the University of Iowa, and her B.A Projects Roundtable, a member of the PALINET Digitization and in Studio Art from the University of Northern Iowa. Preservation Advisory Group, Chair of the Library of Congress West Virginia Teaching With Primary Sources Exploration siByl roud is a full-time project team member on the Committee, and a member of the Mali Digital Library Services Archivists’ Toolkit. She serves as one of the main educators Committee, Bamako, Mali, West Africa. and the main customer service contact on the team. Sibyl previously served as the Digital Image Librarian for Clear Mark sgaMBettera recently earned a master’s degree in Channel Outdoor, where she administered the company’s digital library and information science with a certificate in archives, asset management system and image archive of over 200,000 record management, and preservation from Queens College. photographs. She also has worked as the Records Specialist He is currently serving as a John M. Presson Archival Fellow at and Education Coordinator for the Records Management at the the College of William and Mary Special Collections Research University of California, Los Angeles, and also for the Museums Center. Mark has a M.A. in history from San Francisco State and Online Archive of California (MOAC) project. Sibyl received University and a B.A. degree in history and political science her M.L.I.S., with a specialization in Archival Studies, from the from Rutgers College. He has interned at the Brooklyn College University of California, Los Angeles. Archives and Special Collections, and the National Archives and Records Administration, Northeast Regional Office. He has also served as a history teaching fellow at Baruch College, CUNY, a library consultant for the Shambhala Center of New York City, and an assistant librarian at the Bronx County Historical Society. His current interests are in digital reference services, archival instruction, EAD, and computer interface design. Page 24
  • 27. mid-atlantic Digital Library Conference 2008 — July 9, 2008 PreSenTerS’ BIograPHIeS WilliaM siMpson is a senior assistant librarian, dai Wei is Digital Initiatives Librarian at Brandeis University. Reference Department at the University of Delaware Library He is responsible for technical implementation of digital and Coordinator for the Library’s campus-wide institutional collections using applications such as DSpace and supporting repository. Previously, he was Science Library Supervisor at tools, and works as a member of the team on planning and the Martin Science Library, Franklin & Marshall College. He coordinating digital archiving of digitized and born-digital has been an active participant in national, regional, and local materials and drives technical activities associated with library associations. He currently serves as Co-Chair of the Brandeis’ institutional repository. Prior to working at Brandeis, newly added Liaisons Committee of the Association of College he was DigiTool support/implementation librarian at Ex Libris. and Research Libraries(ACRL), Science & Technology Section, He has an M.L.I.S. from the University of Illinois at Urbana- for the past six years served as a mentor for the Delaware Champaign and a B.A. from Beijing University, China. Valley ACRL Chapter (ACRL/DVC) and recently elected to a Board position of ACRL/DVC. He is a graduate of East lois WidMer is Associate Director for E-Research Support, Stroudsburg University and earned a masters degree in library Library and Technology Services, Brandeis University. Having and information science from Drexel University. joined Brandeis in 2003 as Manager of the Science Library, she began work on the institutional repository initiative in 2006. In eriC sMitH is the Assistant Director of Information Security addition to managing the Brandeis Institutional Repository, she and Networking at Bucknell University. He has over 15 years leads the scholarly communications initiative, and negotiates of field experience in information security, networking, and all licenses for the Library’s digital resources. She holds an systems administration. He has provided consultation services MSLS from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a B.A. in places such as Research Triangle Park and New York City. from Elizabethtown College, PA. She is working on a Master’s Eric is a founding member of PreSet Kill Limit (http://www. degree in Management of Projects and Programs., the security research group which has won the Defcon Wardriving Contest the past several years. JaCk Widner is a reference librarian at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. With experience in public and academic Malinda triller is Special Collections Librarian at libraries, he has also served as a systems librarian and Dickinson College in Carlisle, PA. She earned her M.L.I.S. from Instruction coordinator. As senior librarian in Reference, he the University of Pittsburgh and her M.A. in Applied History leads a Reference team while also participating in Instruction from Shippensburg University. for undergraduate and graduate courses. He is webmaster for his local community’s historical society and is interested in vanessa uriBe is a graduate student in Library and preservation issues. Information Sciences at Drexel University. Ms. Uribe graduated with her Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology from the sHeryl WilliaMs is currently serving as Interim Head of University of California, San Diego. She currently holds the Spencer Research Library at the University of Kansas and has position of Senior Reference Administrator with the Internet worked as Curator of the Kansas Collection (a department Public Library and works as an Information Specialist with the within Spencer Library) since 1979. She holds an M.L.S. form Roseville (CA) Public Library system. Previous to working with the University of Oklahoma, and a B.A. degree in history from digital reference services and public libraries, Ms. Uribe worked Kalamazoo College. She has actively been involved in a joint as a law library supervisor and as a laboratory researcher in the digital project with the Kansas State Historical Society that field of archaeology. is funded by IMLS, entitled “Territorial Kansas Online,” which resulted in an interactive web site containing the best of MiCHael Weaver has been a member of the staff at Bucknell territorial Kansas resources. She has been active in local, state University since 1981. He has served in a variety of technology and national archival organizations and is currently serving on roles including programming/application development, the Society of American Archivists Council. technology support, and system administration. For the past seven years in ITEC (Instructional Technology Enhancing Jenny ziMMer, Brandeis ‘08, holds a B.A. in Classical the Curriculum), he has supported faculty in practical and Studies and Anthropology. During her junior year she was innovative applications of technology to classroom teaching. He awarded a year-long, for-credit internship to establish the develops learning objects and web resources, leads workshops, Classical Artifact Research Center (CLARC) as a functioning and works with faculty on enhancing teaching with technology. working collection for undergraduate use. Working alongside In addition, he is a member of the Faculty Advisory Committee the department Chair, she was part of a team that created on Teaching, the Committee on Academic Computing, the an effective cataloging system for, and began research on, Facilitating Learning Group, the ISR Steering Group, the the collection of 700 donated ancient artifacts of unknown Technology Roundtable, the Organization Development Team, origins. During her final year at Brandeis, Jenny continued and leads the Social Software Team. her involvement in the project with an Independent Study, continuing work on cataloging and policy while acting as an adviser to the new group of interns. Page 25
  • 28. mid-atlantic Digital Library Conference 2008 — July 9, 2008 U P C o m I n g e V e n T S — m I D - aT L a n T I C r e g I o n eastern ConTenTdm Users group — JULY first annual meeting 24 Dates: July 24-25, 2008 Location: The Pennsylvania State University Libraries, State College, Pennsylvania About: This first annual conference will be bringing together CONTENTdm users from the Northeast region. Sessions include customizing the interface, workflows, working with compound objects, institutional repositories, and metadata. International Conference on music SEPTEMBER Information retrieval 14 Dates: September 14-18, 2008 Location: Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pa 19014 about: Provide a venue for the exchange of news, ideas, and results through the presentation of original theoretical or practical work. By bringing together researchers and developers, educators and librarians, students and professional users, all working in fields that contribute to this multidisciplinary domain, the conference also serves as a discussion forum, provides introductory and in-depth information on specific domains, and showcases current products. annual LITa national forum — Technology and OCTOBER Community: Building the Techno Community Library 16 Dates: october 16-19, 2008 Location: Hilton netherland Plaza Hotel, Cincinnati, ohio about: now in its 11th year, the LITa national forum has become a highly regarded annual event for those involved in new and leading edge technologies in the library and information technology field. Page 26
  • 29. mid-atlantic Digital Library Conference 2008 — July 9, 2008 U P C o m I n g e V e n T S — m I D - aT L a n T I C r e g I o n International Conference on Knowledge management OCTOBER Dates: october 23-24, 2008 23 Location: Hyatt regency Columbus: 350 north High Street, Columbus, ohio 43215 about: The conference will bring together academics, researchers, developers, practitioners, and users in the areas of knowledge management and information processing. It will serve as a platform for networking, exchange of research ideas, practical applications and best practices. authors are invited to submit original and unpublished work on all aspects of information and knowledge management. PaLIneT 08 Conference + Vendor fair OCTOBER Dates: october 27 & 28, 2008 27 Location: Sheraton University City: 36th and Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, Pa 19014 about: allow attendees to participate in a dialogue about open source innovations, digitization technologies, and the modularity of solutions. members will also have the opportunity to visit with dozens of PaLIneT’s premier business partners to learn about the latest products and innovations in the library community. maraC fall meeting NOVEMBER Dates: november 6-8, 2008 6 Location: Silver Spring, mD about: The theme of this year’s fall meeting is “making History Local.” more information available closer to the date of the event. SParC Digital repositories meeting 2008 NOVEMBER Dates: november 17-18, 2008 17 Location: renaissance Harbor Hotel: 202 east Pratt Street Baltimore, maryland 21202 about: The program, developed by a diverse and expert program committee, will delve into four key areas: The Policy environment, new Horizons, Campus Publishing Strategies, and Value-added Services. These tracks will be supplemented with an Innovation fair, where new technologies, strategies, and approaches will be highlighted, and a Practicum on marketing and advocacy. Page 27
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