Creating Community with Digital Collections: A Conversation about Curation and the Public Good
Friday, December 13, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM (EST)
"Creating Community with Digital Collections: A Conversation about Curation and the Public Good" will highlight two digital collections designed and created to engage community. The featured panelists are Dan Cohen, Executive Director of the Digital Public Library of Americaand Elizabeth Maddock Dillon, co-director of the NULab and co-founder, Our Marathon Archive at Northeastern University.
The speakers will discuss the creation and ongoing work of their two quite different projects. A conversation following the presentations will explore larger issues associated with digitization and curation. Michael Leach, Head of Collection Development, Cabot Science Library, Harvard University, and adjunct instructor of Collection Development at Simmons, will moderate.
Registration and refreshments: 9:00-10:00 a.m.
Driving: Parking at Dowling Hall ($5)
Public Transportation: Red Line to Davis Square, 10-15 minute walk to campus, or take the free Tufts Shuttle (Joey schedule) from Davis Square to the Campus Center.
When & Where
CDIG - Collection Development Interest Group
Started in 1985 by a group of librarians from the University of Connecticut, the Collection Development Interest Group often co-sponsors programs with other interest groups. Programs often focus on collection development in particular subject areas or specific material formats.