K. Matthew Dames on Digitization Project Management at Computers in Libraries

K. Matthew Dames, the executive editor of CopyCense, is speaking at several sessions of the Computers in Libraries 2006 conference in Washington, DC.

With Jill-Hurst-Wahl of Hurst Associates Ltd., Mr. Dames is conducting a post-conference workshop on Saturday, March 25, 2006 entitled Digital Project Management Essentials. The description for this workshop follows:

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.

Separate registration is required for the workshop (Workshop 16), which begins at 1:30 PM EST and ends at 4:30 PM EST.

Supplemental materials for this workshop, including the final version of the joint slide presentation by Mr. Dames and Ms. Hurst-Wahl, are available below.

For more information about retaining K. Matthew Dames as a consultant, speaker or trainer, please contact Seso Digital LLC at mail [at]

Slide Presentation

K. Matthew Dames & Jill Hurst-Wahl. Digitization Project Management Essentials. (.pdf, 840 KB) Workshop given at Computers in Libraries 2006. Washington, DC. March 25, 2006.

Supplementary Materials: Websites

Seso Digital LLC. CopyCense. (Ed. K. Matthew Dames) (See also: CopyCense Digitization Archive)

Hurst Associates Ltd. Digitization 101. (Ed.L Jill Hurst-Wahl)

Digitizationblog (Ed. Mark Jordan)

Digitize Everything. (Ed. Michael Yunkin)

DigitalKoans. (Ed. Charles W. Bailey Jr.)

Cornell University Library. Moving Theory Into Practice: Digital Imaging Tutorial.

File Formats Blog. (Ed. Gary McGath)

Peter B. Hirtle. Copyright Term and the Public Domain in the United States. Cornell Copyright Information Center. Jan. 1, 2006.

OCLC. Digitization & Preservation Online Resource Center.

The Ten Thousand Year Blog. (Ed. David Mattison)

University of California at San Diego. diglet. (Ed. Jim Jacobs)

Supplementary Materials: Articles, Guides & Papers

K. Matthew Dames. “Associations’ Silence on Google Book Search Is Not Golden.” Online. March/April 2006.

K. Matthew Dames. Demystifying Fair Use. CopyCense. March 2, 2006.

Mary Sue Coleman. Google, the Khmer Rouge and the Public Good (Address to the Professional/Scholarly Publishing Division of the Association of American Publishers). (.pdf, 180 KB) Feb. 6, 2006.

K. Matthew Dames. Library Schools & the Copyright Knowledge Gap. Information Today. February 2006.

K. Matthew Dames. Library Copying in the Digital Age. Copycense. Jan. 31, 2006.

Paul Ganley. Google Book Search: Fair Use, Fair Dealing and the Case for Intermediary Copying. Social Science Research Network. Jan. 13, 2006.

Jonathan Band. The Google Library Project: The Copyright Debate. (.pdf) ALA Office for Intellectual Property Policy. January 2006.

Robin Jeweler. The Google Book Search Project: Is Online Indexing a Fair Use Under Copyright Law? (.pdf, 37 KB) Congressional Research Service. Dec. 28, 2005.

Jonathan Band. The Authors Guild v. The Google Print Library Project. Oct. 15, 2005.

K. Matthew Dames. Google Shouldn’t Punt on Litigation. CopyCense. Oct. 4, 2005.

Jonathan Band. The Google Print Library Project: A Copyright Analysis. (.pdf, 174 KB) August 2005.

Peter B. Hirtle. Digital Preservation and Copyright. Copyright & Fair Use/Stanford University Libraries. No date.

Mary Minow. Library Digitization Projects: U.S. Copyrighted Works That Have Expired into the Public Domain. April 15, 2004.

Melissa Smith Levine. Overview of Legal Issues for Digitization. Northeast Document Conservation Center. April 9, 2004.

National Information Standards Organization. A Framework of Guidance for Building Good Digital Collections, 2d. Ed. 2004.

June M. Besek. Copyright Issues Relevant to the Creation of a Digital Archive: A Preliminary Assessment. Council on Library and Information Resources. June 2003.

Western States Digital Standards Group. Western States Digital Imaging Best Practices Version 1.0. (.pdf) January 2003.

Mary Minow. Library Digitization Projects and Copyright. June 28, 2002.

National Initiative for a Networked Cultural Heritage (NINCH). The NINCH Guide to Good Practice in the Digital Representation and Management of Cultural Heritage Materials. October 2002.

Maxine K. Sitts, Editor. Handbook for Digital Projects: A Management Tool for Preservation and Access. Northeast Document Conservation Center. 2000.

Abby Smith. Why Digitize? Council on Library and Information Resources. February 1999.

Harvard University. Selection for Digitizing: A Decision Making Matrix. (.pdf) 1997.

CopyCense™: K. Matthew Dames on the law, business, and technology of digital content. A business venture of Seso Digital LLC.

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03/24/2006 at 08:55

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