Dames & Hurst Workshops on Digitization Project Management
K. Matthew Dames of Seso Group LLC and Jill Hurst-Wahl of Hurst Associates, Ltd. are teaming to provide training workshops on Digitization Project Management throughout 2006. Listed below is a confirmed training schedule as of January 15, 2006. This schedule will be updated as we new events are added to our schedule.
If your organization is interested in hiring Ms. Hurst-Wahl and Mr. Dames to guide your digitization efforts, please contact us at sesodigital at g mail dot com.
Digitization Project Management Essentials
Computers in Libraries conference, Washington, DC
Saturday, March 25, 2006 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Digitization is much more than converting a physical or analog object into its digital equivalent: It is about efficiently repurposing crucial information resources to improve an organization’s retention and use of information. Yet most digitization projects are doomed from the start because the focus is on the conversion process instead of other, critical pre-scanning issues such as selection criteria, preservation of original documents, metadata creation, software and hardware concerns; integration into existing systems; and legal issues.
This workshop introduces the critical issues every organization must consider when approaching a digitization project, including the copyright issues inherent in any digitization project, and how copyright can govern whether or not a digitization project is even viable. It provides an update on the status of the world’s most famous digitization project: Google’s proposed digitization of the holdings of five of the world’s leading research libraries.
Participants will leave with a conceptual understanding of the life cycle of a digitization project, allowing them both to investigate their own projects more critically, and move from working on a single project to creating an ongoing digitization program.
Digitization Project Management in a Nutshell (featuring Jill Hurst-Wahl)
SLA Virtual Learning Series
Wednesday, April 12, 2006 (2:00 PM to 3:30 PM EST)
This session introduces participants to the core project management tools involved in creating, managing, and preserving digital assets, including:
- When should you digitize, and why;
- Overall project management considerations;
- How to decide what materials to select for a digitization project;
- Storing and accessing digital materials; and
- Best practices
Managing Intellectual Property Issues Within the Digitization Project
SLA Virtual Learning Series
Wednesday, April 26, 2006 (2:00 PM to 3:30 PM EST)
This second session builds on the basics learned in the first session and analyzes how different areas of intellectual property will affect different phases of the project plan, including:
- What “intellectual property” really means (including an introduction to the IP landscape);
- Identifying the copyright issues inherent in digitization projects (including the public domain, the library and archival limitations, and fair use);
- Why licensing agreements and subscriptions may curb your digitization project;
- Why confidential and proprietary information must be handled differently; and
- An update on the IP issues in Google Book Search project.
Digitization Essentials Workshop
SLA Annual Conference, Baltimore, MD
Saturday and Sunday, June 10-11, 2006
Participants in this pre-conference workshop will be introduced to some of the critical issues every organization must consider when they approach a digitization project, and will be engaged with on exercises and simulations that discuss and analyze real-world situations. In particular, these two, half-day morning sessions will provide participants with a firm conceptual understanding of the life cycle of a digitization project, which will allow them both to investigate their own projects more critically, and move from working on a single project to creating an ongoing digitization program. The lecturers also will provide an update on the status of the world’s most famous digitization project: Google Book Search.
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