[Libs-Or] BCR and New Mexico State Library Offer Digitization Workshops in March
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Tue Feb 17 08:02:36 PST 2009
February 17, 2009
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Brandie Baumann, communications coordinator
800.397.1552; bcrpress at bcr.org
BCR and New Mexico State Library Partner to Offer Digitization Workshops
AURORA, Colo. - As part of BCR's efforts to bring digitization training
to everyone, the New Mexico State Library and BCR are hosting a series
of three workshops, March 24-27, to be held at the state library offices
in Santa Fe. Targeted to libraries and cultural heritage institutions,
these workshops are designed to guide participants through the planning
stages of a new digitization project, including instruction in digital
imaging best practices and the creation of Dublin Core metadata.
The workshops, taught by BCR's digital initiatives consultant, Leigh
Grinstead, are held each of the three days from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Mountain
* March 24 - Introduction to Digital Project Management. An
overview of the issues associated with digitization of primary source
* March 25 - Introduction to Digital Imaging. Focuses on basic
digital imaging techniques using the Western States Digital Imaging Best
Practices as the basis for quality control and storage of image files.
* March 26 - Introduction to Dublin Core Metadata. Familiarizes
participants with the Collaborative Digitization Program's Dublin Core
Metadata Best Practices to describe digital objects.
Pricing for each workshop is $135 for BCR members and $185 for
nonmembers. Western Council of State Libraries members, including New
Mexico institutions, are eligible to register at BCR member rates, a
substantial savings over nonmember rates.
To register for one, two or all three of the workshops, visit the BCR
website. For additional information, send an email to training at bcr.org.
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deliver effective and timely solutions that help libraries keep pace
with new developments in technology and services. BCR is the nation's
oldest and most established multistate library cooperative. Since 1935,
the BCR team has helped libraries learn new skills, reach patrons,
increase productivity and save money. BCR (Bibliographical Center for
Research) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit headquartered in Aurora, Colorado. For
more information, visit www.BCR.org org or email info at BCR.org.
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