Tuesday, January 31, 2006

A Dialogue about the Impacts of Mass Digitization Projects

Symposium Presented by University of Michigan University Library and National Commission on Libraries and Information Science

March 10 and March 11, 2006
Rackham Auditorium
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Michigan

What are the transformative issues and implications that emerge from mass digitization initiatives? How will initiatives such as the Google partnership with academic libraries impact libraries, universities, government, information policy, publishing, and education? What are the professional, social, and economic issues? How will we identify and respond to the challenges and opportunities to shape future directions?

To help explore these questions, the University of Michigan University Library and the National Commission on Libraries and Information Science welcome your participation.

For more information, contact:
(734) 764-9358

Notes on Copyright and Mass Digitization

The American Library Association's Office for Information Technology Policy recently held a session on copyright and mass digitization. Notes on the session can be found on the Library and Information Technology Assocation's blog: http://litablog.org/?p=200. Thanks to Jill Hurst-Wahl's Digitization 101 blog for this find.

The OITP also published "Digital Rights Management: A Guide for Librarians," written by the computer law and copyright attorney, Mike Godwin.

Monday, January 30, 2006

The 3-D’s of Preservation: Disasters, Displays, Digitization

The Bibliothèque nationale de France, the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), the IFLA Preservation and Conservation Section and IFLA Core Activity on Preservation and Conservation (PAC) invite you to attend a special symposium to talk about three of the leading concerns in preservation circles today. Recent disasters around the world have highlighted the need for better planning and preparation to ensure the survival of library collections and cultural materials. Increasing numbers of exhibitions of library and archival materials point to the need for standards and best practices to make certain displayed items are not damaged. Digitization of materials is burgeoning around the world, yet we are not certain of the status of preservation of these important files.

Preservation experts from around the world will gather at the Bibliothèque nationale de France on March 8-10, 2006, to present papers and discuss these issues with members of the IFLA PAC Regional Directors and members of the IFLA Standing Committee on Preservation and Conservation. Registration is free of charge but compulsory.

For more information: http://www.bnf.fr/pages/infopro/journeespro/dri-conservation_gb.htm