MLA-Tech Services Section Program: Introduction to Library Digitization (open to anyone)

Massachusetts Library Association Technical Services Section proudly presents “Introduction to Library Digitization”, a one day program on Tuesday October 28th, 2008, at the Worcester Public Library (open to non-MLA members).  This program will cover what libraries need to consider before starting a digitization project.  The speakers will be Massachusetts librarians who have successfully implemented digitization projects at their libraries. 

The sessions will be:

Virtual Archives: Preparing to Create a Digital Collection
Speaker: Gregor Trinkaus-Randall, M.A.L.S., C.A., F.S.A. Scot
Preservation Specialist, Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners
9:15 a.m.- 10:30 a.m.

Digitizing Dissertations at UMass Worcester
Speakers, Mary Piorun, MLS, AHIP
Associate Director for Technology Initiatives and Resource Management, Lamar Soutter Library, University of Massachusetts, Worcester

Lisa Palmer, MLS
Catalog Librarian, Lamar Soutter Library, University of Massachusetts, Worcester
10:30 a.m.-11:45 a.m.

Digital Copyright in the 21st Century
Speaker: Andrew D. Epstein, J.D.
Barker, Epstein & Loscocco
Copyright and Trademark Law; General Civil Litigation; Photography and Visual Art Law; Publishing and Licensing Agreements; General Business, Corporate and Real Estate Law

1:00 p.m. -2:15 p.m.

Panel Discussion: 
The day will end with a panel discussion with Massachusetts & Connecticut librarians on:
* How libraries actually began their digitization project 
* The issues faced by librarians doing real projects
* Project planning and management
* Hardware needs
* Copyright considerations
* Metadata Standards used for data creation
2:30 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Panel Members:

  • Dodie Gaudet, Consultant for Bibliographic & Technical Services, Central Mass. Regional Library System; Kristi Chadwick, Access Services Supervisor, C/WMARS; Jeffrey Monseau, Archivist, Springfield College speaking on Central Mass Memory Project to  increase the holdings of Digital Treasures (
  • Kathy Foulke, Connecticut History Online project director.
  • Leone E. Cole, Library Director, Watertown Free Public Library on Watertown’s Online Image Collection.

Date/time:  October 28.  9:00a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Worcester Public Library, Saxe Room
3 Salem Sq
Worcester, MA 01608
(508) 799-1655
Map and directions:
Metered parking at 50 cents per hour. 

Early bird registration: (before Oct 1st)
$40.00 per person
$30.00 for MLA members

After October 1st:
$45.00 per person
$35.00 for MLA members

Deadline to register:
October 14, 2008
Early bird deadline is October 1, 2008

Catering by: by Eric’s LaPatisserie Café
To register: 

1. Please send your check made payable to the Massachusetts Library Association to:

Lois Bacon
Attn: MLA-TSS program
29 Harding Rd
Needham MA 02492

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2. Please fill out the information below and send it with your check

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