Connecticut Forum on Digital Initiatives

Event Type: Conference
Date: 10/28/2011
Start Time: 9:00 AM
End Time: 4:00 PM
 The Connecticut Forum on Digital Initiatives will bring together academic, research and public libraries, museums and cultural institutions from around the state to talk about the digital projects happening in our historic state. It’s a chance for institutions to bring their projects and ideas to the table and learn from each other about how to improve and enhance them. The theme of this forum is collaboration, and how in the face of ever tightening budgets, Connecticut institutions and organizations can work together to create better digital projects for the people of Connecticut.

Speakers from institutions including Yale University and the Hartford History Center will cover issues just as diverse. Topics will cover the digital lifecycle of a project, from digitization to preservation as well as platforms, like Omeka and Historypin. Several successful collaborative projects underway in Connecticut will be highlighted.

The forum will broaden participant’s skills and perspectives on digital initiatives, and encourage participants to form new collaborative partnerships. This may be a simple collaborative collection, or a complex grant partnership. In order to facilitate this, we hope to create a project repository where institutions can list their digital projects. Take this opportunity to meet people institutions next door and help create a community that will move
Connecticut forward.

9:00 a.m. – Opening Remarks – Kendall Wiggin, Connecticut State Library

9:15 a.m. – Rapid Imaging and Publication Capture: Workflows, Choices and End Users – Chris Edwards, Beinecke Rare Books and Manuscripts Library & John ffrench, Yale Art Gallery

10:00 a.m. – Historypin & Institutions: working together to map the world's history – Nick Stanhope, We Are What We Do

10:30 a.m. – Break

10:45 a.m. – Micro-Presentations

11:30 a.m. – Illustrating the Principles of Basic DAM through Adobe Lightroom – Michael J. Bennett, University of Connecticut

12:00 p.m. – Lunch

1:30 p.m. – Taking Steps to Preserve Digital Content – Leah Prescott, Getty Research Institute

2:15 p.m. – The Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media: New initiatives, oldies but goodies, and partnership opportunities with "CHNM North" – Tom Scheinfeldt, Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media

2:45 p.m. – Break

3:00 p.m. – Collaborative Projects in Connecticut
•Exploring the On The Line Web-Book: How Schooling, Housing, and Civil Rights Shaped Hartford and its Suburbs – Jack Dougherty, Trinity College; Michael Howser, University of Connecticut
•Connecticut History Online – Kathleen Foulke, Connecticut History Online
•Treasures of Connecticut Libraries – Ann Weaver, Library Connection, and Gail Hurley, Connecticut State Library
•Connecticut Archives Online – Paul Baran, Connecticut State Library
•Digital Preservation Outreach and Education (DPOE) Initiative – Brenda Miller, Hartford History Center

4:00 p.m. – Closing Remarks

Who Should Attend:
•This is not an introduction to digitization. It is strongly recommended that attendees currently be involved in some form of digital project or initiative.
•Open to all interested institutions. Connecticut based institutions will be given priority, all others will be placed on a waiting list and notified of seat availability seven to ten days before event.
•There is no fee for registration.
•Lunch will not be provided.
•Free parking will be provided at the Legislative Office Building parking garage.

Location: Connecticut State Library
Registration Ends: 10/28/2011 at 12:00 AM
Other Information:
 Fee: Free - Lunch will not be provided - Directions & Parking
Contact: Christine PIttsley
Contact Number: 860-757-6517
Presenter: Various
Status: Closed
Please Note
  • Attendee MUST Give 24 HOUR Cancellation Notice to Allow Others on the Waiting List to Attend.

We're sorry. The registration deadline was 10/28/2011 at 12:00 AM.