[Libs-Or] This Thursday! free digitization event - Sharing Public History Work: Crowdsourcing Data

Ann Reed ann.reed at state.or.us
Mon Jun 11 14:07:31 PDT 2012

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Reminder! WebWise Reprise—Sharing Public History Work: Crowdsourcing Data
Thursday, June 14, 2012, 2 p.m.-3:30 p.m. EDT

This is a chance to interact with the speakers of the Institute of Museum and Library Services' 2012 WebWise conference<http://idevmail.americaneagle.com/link.aspx?l=1&d=196&mid=333802&m=867> in a free, 90-minute webinar. No pre-registration is required, just go to the Connecting to Collections virtual meeting room<http://idevmail.americaneagle.com/link.aspx?l=2&d=196&mid=333802&m=867> (click here<http://idevmail.americaneagle.com/link.aspx?l=3&d=196&mid=333802&m=867> for technical information). Participants will watch the WebWise presentation (already posted here<http://idevmail.americaneagle.com/link.aspx?l=4&d=196&mid=333802&m=867>) and talk with Ben Brumfield, Software Engineer at FromThePage Open-Source Transcription Software and Sharon Leon, Director of Public Projects at the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media at George Mason University about how crowdsourcing can help increase volunteerism and interest in museum, library, and archive collections and how to implement this strategy at your institution. Click here<http://idevmail.americaneagle.com/link.aspx?l=5&d=196&mid=333802&m=867> for more information.

About the Institute of Museum and Library Services
The Institute of Museum and Library Services is the primary source of federal support for the nation’s 123,000 libraries and 17,500 museums. Through grant making, policy development, and research, we help communities and individuals thrive through broad public access to knowledge, cultural heritage, and lifelong learning. To learn more about IMLS, please visit http://www.imls.gov<http://idevmail.americaneagle.com/link.aspx?l=6&d=196&mid=333802&m=867>.

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