Monday, May 23, 2011

METRO Training Events Update, May 25-July 2011 (New York, NY)

Every month, METRO offers an exciting range of learning and networking opportunities – details and registration are just a click away!

Whether you want to expand your skills or join us for exciting industry presentations and discussions, all the information you need is available online at To make sure you never miss out on news about METRO programs and events, you can also subscribe to the METRO Calendar RSS feed in your favorite reader.

Managing File-based Collections for Small Institutions
Wed, June 1 | 10am-4pm | $25 METRO, myMETRO, & Non-members
This workshop introduces digital collection caretakers to utilities and processes that will help them perform routine archival tasks in the file-based domain.
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Using Technology in Library Management: Skills for More Efficient Administration and Communication
Thurs, June 2 and Thurs, June 9 | 2:30-4pm each day | $10 METRO, myMETRO, & Non-members (covers both days)
In this two-part webinar screening, library director and technology expert Kenley Neufeld offers simple, practical steps for using free or low-cost technology to help make library administration and communication with staff more effective and efficient.

This webinar screening will take place in METRO’s Training Center at 57 E 11th St.
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Webinar: Keys to Successful Digital Collaboration
Fri, June 3 | 1-3pm | $20 METRO & myMETRO, $40 Non-members
Designed for organizations that are either embarking on digital collaborative projects, this webinar will examine the role of project leadership, developing strategies for defining roles and responsibilities, and ask participants to share how they will define the audience for their collaborative projects.
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Digital Preservation for Video
Mon, June 6 | 10am-4pm | $100 METRO, myMETRO, & IMAP Members; $150 Non-members; $50 Students & Artists
Topics covered in this workshop will include basic digital file creation, preservation and access file formats and codecs, software, storage and trusted digital repositories, workflows for digitization, and technical and preservation metadata.
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Webinar: The Rights of Readers and the Threat of the Kindle
Tues, June 14 | 1-2pm | $20 METRO & myMETRO, $40 Non-members
Librarian Alycia Sellie and technologist Matthew Goins will challenge the status quo of book digitization and argue that a careless migration to electronic books may destroy well-established rights that readers have held historically with print.
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Using Card Sorting to Improve Information Architecture
Wed, June 15 | 1-4pm | $35 METRO, $30 myMETRO, $60 Non-members
Discover how to use this quick and inexpensive technique to understand how your users think about your Web site and its content. This workshop explores both online and offline card-sorting techniques as well as analysis software.
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Using Metadata for Audiovisual Collection Management
Thurs, June 16 | 10am-4pm | $25 METRO, myMETRO, & Non-members
This workshop offers training and tips in the capture and use of metadata for managing audiovisual collections, including the requirements one must address when selecting schemas, maintaining quality and authenticity through reformatting and long-term storage, planning and implementing preservation efforts, and low-cost utilities available for working with metadata embedded in files.
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Introduction to Web Programming Using PHP
Wed, July 6 and Wed, July 13 | 10am-4pm each day | $150 METRO, $125 myMETRO, $200 Non-members (covers both days)
This two-day intensive, hands-on workshop will provide a general introduction to web programming using PHP. Returning instructor Dr. KB Ng will use a hands-on approach to teach the basic concepts and many techniques that are commonly used in web programming step-by-step.
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Upcoming Special Interest Group Meetings:
Distance Education: Share Your Experience
Wed, May 25 | 10am-12pm | Learn more & register:

Please contact Laura Forshay at, 212.228.2320 x 10 with any questions.