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Friday, June 22 - 9:00am

9:00am - 4:00pm
Digital Humanities in Theory and Practice: Tools and Methods for Librarians [$] Preconference/Institute Anaheim Convention Center
208B
Description :

Learn how humanities librarians can participate in, create, and lead digital humanities initiatives. In addition to introducing theories and practices that characterize the digital humanities, explore several examples of how librarians currently lead library digitization initiatives, collaborate on faculty projects, and participate in national grant-funded efforts. Investigate project management complexities, digital humanities’ impact on research collections, humanities librarians’ work with faculty to manage their digital humanities research, and digital humanities’ role in scholarly communications.

Interests :
Cost :
$255 ACRL member, $295 ALA member, $325 Nonmember, $105 student

Saturday, June 23 - 10:00am

10:30am - 12:00pm
Digital Curation Interest Group Business Meeting Discussion/Interest group Hyatt Regency Orange County
Grand Ballroom E
Description :

The Digital Curation Interest Group will have a demo and discussion of DataBib, an IMLS Sparks Innovation National Leadership Grant funded project that is a joint effort between Purdue and Penn State Libraries (http://databib.lib.purdue.edu). Following the demo, the Digital Curation Interest Group will lead a discussion group and business meeting.

Saturday, June 23 - 11:00am

11:00am - 12:30pm
Alternate Digital Access Points: An Experiment with Providing Access to Archival Video through a Repository and YouTube Poster session Anaheim Convention Center
Exhibit Hall Poster Area Table 17
Description :

In 2010, I undertook a project to help a scholar in Department of Film and Media at Kansas provide online access to his research data, hundreds of video interviews he conducted over the last 30 years with major actors, directors, musicians, and entertainers. Using our digital repository, KU Scholarworks, built on Dspace, the videos were converted to appropriate formats and uploaded under a creative commons license. In 2011, after over 100 videos had been uploaded to the repository, I experimented with placing a subset of 34 videos on YouTube in order to compare the usage statistics that Dspace generated against those of YouTube. I was sure we were missing an audience but wanted to have some idea of its size. Both resources are discoverable through searching Google. However the smaller set of 34 videos on YouTube has received over 100,000 views compared with only a few thousand for the current set of over 150 videos in the repository. These results seem to indicate that making this resource widely available means providing access and ensuring discoverability through multiple channels and methods. Neglecting to provide multiple access channels, particularly for media, may deny thousands the chance to discover materials.

Sponsors :
ALA
11:00am - 12:30pm
It Takes a Village to Create a State Literary Map: Future Directions of the online Literary Map of North Carolina Poster session Anaheim Convention Center
Exhibit Hall Poster Area Table 8
Description :

Partnering with the North Carolina Center for the Book, the University Libraries at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro are developing an innovative online literary map of North Carolina to support public interests, encourage student research, and document the state's rich literary tradition. This unique project is a database-driven, searchable/browseable, multilevel, multimedia online research tool which provides an extensive amount of content on works written about North Carolina and authors associated with the state. Originally designed for academic researchers, the map has expanded in both scope and content to include K-12 students, public library patrons, cultural tourists, and readers of all ages and interests. In the expansion of the audience, the project has increased collaboration among patrons, librarians, educators, authors, and prominent members of the literary community within North Carolina. Currently, a formal launch for the website is planned for the fall of 2012. This poster presentation will cover the development of the project, statewide collaborative efforts, and future ventures which include digitization of original manuscript materials, development of educational curricula and cultural resources, and sustainability of the map.

Sponsors :
ALA
11:00am - 12:30pm
IVDb... For Free!: Implementing an Open Source Digital Repository in a Corporate Library Poster session Anaheim Convention Center
Exhibit Hall Poster Area Table 7
Description :

In 2011, Boston Biomedical Consultants, Inc. (BBC), a Boston-based consulting firm with a focus in the In Vitro Diagnostics (IVD) industry, set an initiative in motion to create a digital archive of the information collected over its 35-year history in IVD consulting. Overseen by the Information Services Manager, BBC investigated open source programs to build and maintain a digital archive of the company's intellectual property without a large monetary investment from the firm. Using the DSpace Digital Repository Software, the In Vitro Diagnostics Database (IVDb) was created, archiving the company's library files and providing a searchable online database for staff use in project-based research. This process included developing an IVD-specific controlled vocabulary for cataloging, digitizing a variety of physical documents, purchasing and configuring a server to house the scanned documents and the DSpace software using Ubuntu Linux, and installing, customizing, and populating the system. The result has been a user-friendly, robust database that has proven to be a time-saver for the firm's staff and a valuable research tool created with little monetary investment (~$500 in hardware costs).

Sponsors :
ALA
11:00am - 12:30pm
Mapping Atlanta: Building Spatial History Tools and Digital Resources Poster session Anaheim Convention Center
Exhibit Hall Poster Area Table 5
Description :

By leveraging geospatial technologies to link spatial features with archive and library collections, historical atlases and other cartographic resources can be transformed into digital databases and tools for researchers. This session will explore the organization and operation of a large-scale, collaborative mapping initiative. It will describe in detail the project's genesis and iterative technological implementation, as well as demonstrate how rich content can be drawn from archives and artifacts using geographic information systems and applied for use within the university classroom. Issues in digitization, metadata standards, and system interoperability will be addressed using a repository architecture solution that provides a flexible and generic method for object handling, as well as for potential use within linked data applications.

Sponsors :
ALA
11:00am - 12:30pm
Nothing to Sneeze At: Lessons Learned While Creating an Interdisciplinary Digital Repository about the 1918 American Influenza Epidemic Poster session Anaheim Convention Center
Exhibit Hall Poster Area Table 3
Description :

In fall 2012, the University of Michigan's Center for the History of Medicine (CHM) will launch an open access digital collection of archival and interpretive materials related to the history of the 1918-1919 influenza pandemic in the United States. The American Influenza Epidemic of 1918: A Digital Encyclopedia (AIE) (http://www.influenzaarchive.org) will document the experiences of fifty diverse communities when influenza ravaged the country and took an estimated 675,000 lives. The project, awarded a prestigious "We the People" designation by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), collocates 50,000 pages of archival materials gathered by the CHM staff at 140 national institutions during a multi-year federally funded historical study. This poster outlines the major challenges faced, including curating and digitizing a collection of primary sources already rendered as surrogates (photocopies, microfilm), securing permissions at the national level, keywording the diverse but narrowly focused materials, collaborating with an interdepartmental team, and designing a method of user testing. Solutions and strategies put in place to meet these challenges will also be discussed. The poster features AIE screenshots, archival images, and charts.

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Sponsors :
ALA

Saturday, June 23 - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 2:30pm
Using Academic Digital Collections to Enrich K-12 21st Century Learning Poster session Anaheim Convention Center
Exhibit Hall Poster Area Table 6
Description :

Primary sources are key to the success of 21st century learners. This poster session will share strategies of a kindergarten-12th grade educational component integrated into three successful academic library digitization projects developed using grant funding provided by the North Carolina Exploring Cultural Heritage Online (NCECHO) Heritage Partners. "The Eastern North Carolina Digital Library" (http://digital.lib.ecu.edu/historyfiction/), "Seeds of Change: The Daily Reflector Image Collection" (http://digital.lib.ecu.edu/reflector/), and "North Carolina State Government Publications Collection" (http://www.ncgovdocs.org/) provide appealing, accessible, and historically significant primary and secondary resources usable in all areas of the kindergarten-12th grade curriculum making history come alive in the classroom. Presenters will share first-hand experiences based on planning, implementation, marketing, forming partnerships, grant writing techniques, focus groups, teacher workshops, lesson plan activity development and promotional strategies. Lessons learned during the process of the implementation of the kindergarten-12th grade educational components for all three projects will also be highlighted.

Sponsors :
ALA
1:30pm - 3:30pm
Digital Conversion Interest Group Discussion/Interest group Hyatt Regency Orange County
Grand Ballroom E
Description :

The Annual meeting of the Digital Conversion Interest Group will focus on the challenges of operating as a "one-person shop". Speakers will present on a range of topics, including the management of digital content; file format conversion; continuing education; and dealing with multimedia. Time will be devoted to discussion after the presentations, and audience members are encouraged to come prepared to share their own experiences and success stories.

Did you attend this Interest Group meeting? Take our post-conference survey at: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/alctsevents2012

1:30pm - 3:30pm
Information and Updates (TRAIL) Committee meeting Anaheim Convention Center
212A
Description :

An information session about the Technical Report Archive & Image Library (TRAIL) project. New members and potential members are invited to learn more about TRAIL.

Sponsors :
UNO
1:30pm - 3:30pm
Newspaper Interest Group Affiliate Event Hyatt Regency Orange County
Royal Ballroom C
Description :

Meeting of the ALCTS Newspaper Interest Group

Did you attend this Interest Group meeting? Take our post-conference survey at: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/alctsevents2012

1:30pm - 3:30pm
Text Creation Partnership Update Discussion/Interest group Red Lion Hotel Anaheim
Leon II
Description :

Meet with fellow TCP partners, learn how others are using this resource at their institutions, and get an update on the progress of EEBO-TCP Phase II.

Sponsors :
ALA

Saturday, June 23 - 4:00pm

4:00pm - 5:30pm
Collaborative Digitization Interest Group Discussion/Interest group Hyatt Regency Orange County
Harbor Room
Description :

Join us for conversations about new and ongoing issues and opportunities related to collaborative digitization initiatives across a diverse array of consortia, libraries, archives, museums, and cultural heritage institutions. This meeting is open to all and will feature a main presentation (see below) and brief project updates from attendees.

4:00pm - 5:30pm
Digital Special Collections Discussion Group Discussion/Interest group Disneyland Hotel
Monorail A
Description :

Purpose: To provide an open forum for discussion concerning digital projects related to manuscripts, rare books and other special collections materials. Discussion will entail all aspects of digital projects, including digitization; metadata; outreach; access concerns; and intellectual property issues.

Sunday, June 24 - 8:00am

8:00am - 10:00am
Digital Preservation Interest Group Discussion/Interest group Hyatt Regency Orange County
Pacific Room
Description :

"Web-based digital preservation practice: It’s not just for web pages anymore."

A: Collecting Born-Digital Materials from the Web: It’s a CINCH!

Since August 2011, thanks to an Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) Sparks! Ignition grant, staff from the State Library of North Carolina in conjunction with staff from the North Carolina Libraries for Virtual Education (NCLIVE) have been developing the CINCH tool, which Captures, INgests, and CHecksums records the Library is legislatively mandated to maintain. This tool incorporates a capture utility and existing digital preservation technologies to create a more-automated workflow for capturing online files for preservation and access. This presentation will describe the tool’s development, functionality, and projected use.

Lisa Gregory works as Digital Projects Liaison in the Digital Information Management Program at the State Library of North Carolina. She currently manages one of the State Library’s off-site digitization project, works with interface design and usability, and participates in research and development of digital preservation tools and workflows.

B. The Web is a Mess: or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Web Archiving

Web Archiving: While most libraries put a great deal of effort into establishing a dynamic and engaging web presence for their institution, many are not currently preserving their own web presence or web content related to their institution's mission or collecting policies. This session will discuss the importance of web archiving and provide use cases, discuss best practices, lessons learned, challenges and successes and provide an overview of Archive-It, a web archiving service.

Lori Donovan is a Partner Specialist at the Internet Archive helping libraries, archives and othercultural institutions archive the web. Lori has a Masters of Science in Information from the University of Michigan specializing in Archives and Digital Preservation.

C. Digital Preservation and Dynamic Reference: Preserving living references, databases, and other “Book-like Objects”

In an era where the lines between an ebook and a database are increasingly blurred and online learning platforms incorporate gaming or virtual world elements, the question of how to preserve such complex works is more urgent than ever. What is being done now to preserve such content? What are the key question that publishers and libraries ought to be asking? What precisely should we be trying to preserve? Contribute your voice to this essential discussion to frame the preservation policies of the near future.

Dr. Heather Ruland Staines is Senior Manager eOperations for Springer. She manages the global preservation policies for both Springer and BioMed Central. She is currently Publisher Co-Chair of CLOCKSS and Chair of the ALCTS CRS Holdings Information Committee. She was also recently elected to serve on the Board of the Society for Scholarly Publishers.

Did you attend this Interest Group meeting? Take our post-conference survey at: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/alctsevents2012

8:00am - 10:00am
International Library Partnerships: Logistical and Technical Issues Relating to International Digitization Projects Program Anaheim Convention Center
202A
Description :

Organizations are engaged in collaborative preservation projects with institutions across the world. Yan Han representing the Afghan Digitization Project and David Magier representing the Yemeni Manuscript Project will discuss these unique partnerships. Jon Voss will discuss how through History Pin, collaborations can effect access. We'll explore the technical and logistical requirements of working on these types of international projects as well as the benefits these relationships can reap.

Sunday, June 24 - 10:00am

10:30am - 12:00pm
Digital Humanities in Eurasia Program Anaheim Convention Center
203A
Description :

The program Digital Humanities in Eurasia will examine the development and use of e-resources in the humanities that focus on the countries of Eurasia. The speakers will include both Eurasian scholars; and librarians from the region, who use these resources on a daily basis. The speakers will highlight opportunities to teach about the region using digital learning objects, open source digital projects, pathfinders and other electronic resources. The program is aimed at the non-specialist who is interesting in enhancing the globalization and internationalization of their libraries by learning about electronic resources available for the study of Eurasia.

The program is co-sponsored by the Eurasian and Central Asian subcommittee of the International Relations Committee and the Slavic and East European Section (SEES) of ACRL.

10:30am - 12:00pm
OCLC ― Our Digital Future: Advancing a Digital Public Library Vendor demonstration/activity Hilton Anaheim
Huntington
Description :

There’s an e-reader in one of every four hands, but users can’t easily access digital content through your library. Your library has local content you need to digitize and make more visible, perhaps to the world. Your community is creating unique, born digital content at a rapid pace, but these collections aren’t yet connected to your library services. These are common concerns, now connected through a complex ecosystem driven by trends in digital content and the near ubiquity of personal technologies. But as a library leader grappling with all this at once, how do you decide where to start? Cathy De Rosa (OCLC) and Martin Gomez (USC and former Los Angeles Public Library director) will host and facilitate a panelist and audience discussion on how trends in digital content could impact public library services; panelists will discuss the outcomes of a November 2011 convening of public library leaders regarding digital services and public libraries, will present on the primary themes emerging from national conversations about public library digital services, consider ongoing activities and likely partnerships, and make recommendations for future discussion and action.

Sponsors :
UNO

Sunday, June 24 - 1:00pm

1:30pm - 3:30pm
Combined Committee on Archives, Libraries, and Museums (ALA CALM / SAA / AAM) Committee meeting Anaheim Convention Center
211B
Description :

Business meeting to discuss issues of mutual interest to museums, archives and libraries, set strategy to address those concerns, and plan 2013 annual conference programs.

Sponsors :
ALA
1:30pm - 3:30pm
The Nuts and Bolts of Map Scanning: Building Your Map Scanning Toolbox Program Anaheim Convention Center
204C
Description :

Scanning maps and making them available online presents many challenges for libraries and librarians. A panel of experts will discuss the details unique to scanning maps, including project planning and costs, tools and equipment, scanning and metadata standards, access strategies, copyright issues and more. Come gather the tips and tools you need to build your own map scanning toolbox!