Wednesday, February 17, 2010

METRO workshops in March

METRO is pleased to offer three workshops this March for librarians, archivists, information professionals, and students interested in digital collection creation and management.

March 4, 2010

Library Mashups: Exploring New Ways to Deliver Library Data

Instructor: Nicole Engard, Director of Open Source Education, ByWater Solutions

Time: 10:00am-1:00pm

Fee:$75 METRO; $50 myMETRO members; $100 non-members

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Short Description: Nicole C. Engard, editor of "Library Mashups: Exploring new ways to deliver library data", will explain what mashups are, how they can be used and share examples from libraries around the world. In the first half of this workshop, attendees will learn about some of the tools they can use to mash up library data with content from the web to reach more patrons. Examples include using maps to enhance library data, using Flickr for digital collections and creating library websites with data from several information sources. After learning the basics and seeing examples from other libraries around the world, attendees will have a chance to create a website with pulling data from several sources on the web.

March 9, 2010

Planning and Managing Digital Projects

Instructor: Laurie Gemmill, Digital Program Services Manager, Lyrasis

Time: 10:00am-4:00pm

Fee: $150 METRO members; $100 myMETRO members; $200 non-members

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Short Description: This workshop covers all aspects of digital project planning, including: process development, project planning (including setting standards), identifying resources and budgets. The workshops will also address plan implementation, including developing workflow, quality control, collaboration, and evaluation.

March 17, 2010

Copyright for Digital Project Planning

Instructor: Linda Tadic, Professor, New York University

Time: 10:00am-4:00pm

Fee: $75 METRO members; $60 myMETRO members; $100non-members

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Short Description: Increased user demand for online content and wider acceptance of digitization as a preservation action requires librarians and archivists to become familiar with how copyright law intersects with their digital project planning. This workshop approaches copyright from the collections and project management perspective. An overview of Section 108 and how to analyze underlying or third-party rights in textual, visual, audio, and moving image content will be discussed. Metadata that can be captured as part of the legal due diligence process will be described in context so the purpose of the metadata is clear. We will perform exercises with common digital project scenarios.

For a complete list of Spring 2010 Workshops and Events, please visit For any questions, please email or call Migdalia Cortes at 212.228.2320 x26.