Collaborative Digitization at ALA

Press Release
Join the ASCLA ICAN Collaborative Digitization Discussion Group in Boston on Saturday, January 16, from 4:00 – 5:30 p.m. in the Westin Waterfront – Burroughs Room for a discussion of “Librarianship and Traditional Cultural Expressions,” a set of principles developed by a workgroup led by the ALA Office for Information Technology Policy. The sixth draft of these principles is available at http://wo.ala.org/tce/, and the principles will be considered for adoption as ALA policy in 2010.
We are soliciting proposals for presentations for this program; up to three 15-minute presentations will be allowed, to leave time for discussion. If you have experience digitizing images, artifacts, and documents related to indigenous communities or collections of oral history and folklore, please consider presenting at this session. Send a proposal including the name and email addresses of all presenters plus a 1-2 paragraph summary of the presentation to dplumer@tsl.state.tx.us by January 8, 2010.

Following the main discussion, all representatives of collaborative digital projects will also have an opportunity to provide brief status updates.

Danielle Cunniff Plumer, Coordinator
Texas Heritage Digitization Initiative
Texas State Library and Archives Commission
512.463.5852 (phone) / 512.936.2306 (fax) dplumer@tsl.state.tx.us

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