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Digitization Part 2

November 1, 2008

 

Library Scientist

Library Scientist

I’m a little late posting this due to an epic fail by my Internet connection yesterday.  Anyway, yesterday was the WMRLS Digital Barn Raising, on behalf of the Digital Treasure project.  I was there doing my best John Hodgman impression as a resident expert (albeit on cataloging and copyright issues instead of hobos and spam).  

It being Halloween and all I opted to resurrect my library scientist get up.  Really I just don’t get enough excuses to wear the lab coat.  The workshop went very well and it made a nice counterpoint to the larger digitization event on Tuesday.  Plus I managed to get through my whole portion with only one look at my note cards.  So I think I’m getting better (but I can handle criticism).  Besides my bit on copyright there was also a nice overview of what Digital Treasures has to offer, their success to date and how to use Dublin Core (not to mention the correct subject heading for cupolas).  The whole made for another great WMRLS workshop and a very nice finish to one of my more hectic weeks.

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Public Appearances

October 27, 2008

I’m going to be incredibly busy this week.  For starters today is the Grand Reopening of the Athenaeum.  If you’re in the area please stop by for the Festivities.

Tomorrow is the MLA Tech Services Section Introduction of Library Digitization event at the Worcester Public Library.  We’ve got some great speakers, I’m particularly looking forward to the copyright talk on digital copyright in the 21st century.  I’m hoping I’ll be able to hear some of it in the midst of running around doing tech support for the event.

And then on Friday is the WMRLS Digital Barn Raising, where I’ll be doing my best John Hodgman impression as one of a few resident experts for the workshop.  I’ll also be giving a short talk on copyright there, so I’ll be taking a lot of notes on Tuesday in preparation.  I promise to try my best not to be too snarky during my talk.  Oh and I’ll probably be in costume.