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 2B: Introduction to Project Management for Digital Collections
Half day

Expanding on the morning's tutorial, Introduction to Building Digital Collections, this session focusses on project planning and management. Topics include overall project manangement for building digital collections; evaluation of print, born-digital, and other materials for their potential value as organized digitized collections; choosing metadata and technologies appropriate for various types of digital collections; workflow developmemt; project operations; and basics of writing proposals for developing digital collections. By the end of the tutorial, participants will be familiar with the basic aspects of project management for building digital collections. See also morning tutorial Introduction to Building Digital Collections, which lays the foundation to this afternoon session.

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. The morning tutorial, Introduction to Building Digital Collections, is not a prerequisite but familiarity with its content will be assumed.

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.