JCDL Conference 2007

    May 21, 2007
    Advance Registration ends
    May 17, 2007
    Deadline to obtain conference rate at the Westin Bayshore
    April 9, 2007
    Revision deadline for accepted submissions
    March 24, 2007
    Doctoral Consortium abstracts due
    February 5, 2007
    Short papers, posters, workshop & demonstration proposals due
    January 29, 2007
    Full papers, panel & tutorial proposals due

Tutorial 2A: Introduction to Building Digital Collections
Half day

This tutorial will provide a broad survey of the tools, standards, and techniques commonly used in digital collection development. Topics will include document presentation models, content management systems for digital collections, digital object formats and standards, metadata and interoperability standards, and digitization hardware, software, and production options. By the end of the tutorial, participants will be familiar with the basic technologies and techniques used in digital collection development. See also afternoon tutorial Introduction to Project Management for Digital Collections, which continues the topic.

Target Audience:
Librarians and other library staff who are planning a digital collection. People doing research in digital libraries may also find this workshop useful.

Level of experience required:
Introductory. Those at an intermediate level could benefit as well.

Mark Jordan is Head of Library Systems at Simon Fraser University, and is the author of Putting Content Online: A Practical Guide for Libraries (Chandos, 2006). He has published articles on electronic journal management, systems librarianship, open source development tools, and metadata harvesting, and has presented at numerous Canadian library and information technology conferences. Mark has been an Adjunct Faculty at the University of British Columbia's School of Library, Archival and Information Studies and is an Associate Member of Simon Fraser University's Masters in Publishing Program. He is also the maintainer of two blogs, Digitizationblog and Drupalib. Mark is currently on secondment to the Canadian Association of Research Libraries as Project Manager for their Alouette Canada Metadata Toolkit.