2010 Midwest CONTENTdm Users Group Meeting

Preliminary Program
2010 Midwest CONTENTdm Users Group Meeting
April 8 – 9, 2010

DAY 1—Thursday

9:00 - 9:15 – Welcome

9:15 - 10:30 – KEYNOTE ADDRESS by Kenning Arlitsch

Kenning Arlitsch, Assoc. Director for IT Services at the University of Utah's Marriott Library, who oversees many large CONTENTdm collections, will discuss results of a survey designed to discern the perceptions and preferences of future library leaders related to organizational cultures in these times of precipitous change. Many of those surveyed perceive a gap between their current and preferred organizational cultures. Kenning will address these perceptions and how they impact collections and digital projects.

10:30 - 10:45 – Break

10:45 - 11:15 – Minute Madness!

11:15 - 12:15 – First break-out sessions

  • A. Creating a Customized and Sustainable Interface for CARLI Digital Collections
    Presenters: Kerri Willette, Columbia College – Chicago, Jessica Gibson, CARLI
  • B. Identifying updated metadata and images from content provider
    Presenter: Wendy C. Robertson, Univ of Iowa
  • C. Evaluating the Impact of the Swahili Expressive Arts Collection
    Presenters: Stephanie Davis-Kahl, Illinois Wesleyan University

12:15 - 1:30 – Lunch

1:30 - 2:15 – What’s new and what’s next with CONTENTdm Geri Ingram, OCLC

2:15 - 2:30 – Break

2:30 - 3:30 – Second break-out sessions

  • A. Decisions about Description Part 1: Getting the Most Out of Metadata in CONTENTdm
    Presenters: Kristin E. Martin, University of Illinois at Chicago, Peter Hepburn, Mary Z. Rose , Lynnette Fields , Cheryl Wegner
  • B. Customization, Web Services, and Storage at Ball State using CONTENTdm
    Presenters: Budi Wibowo, Ball State University

3:40 - 4:40 – Third break-out sessions

  • A. Decisions about Description Part 2: Getting the Most Out of Metadata in CONTENTdm
    Presenters: Kristin E. Martin, University of Illinois at Chicago, Peter Hepburn, Mary Z. Rose , Lynnette Fields , Cheryl Wegner
  • B. Publishing EAD finding aids with CONTENTdm: Opportunities and Obstacles
    Presenters: Bill Fliss, Marquette Univ

4:45 - 5:15 – Q & A

DAY 2—Friday

8:30 - 8:45 – Registration

8:45 - 9:00 – Welcome

9:00 - 10:30 - Panel presentation on project sustainability

Kenning Arlitsch, Univ of Utah
Brad Faust, Ball State Univ
Paul Soderdahl, Univ of Iowa
Nicole Saylor, Univ of Iowa, moderator

Three library leaders who oversee digital library programs operating on the CONTENTdm platform talk about what it takes to build and sustain a digital library program. Panelists will draw upon their experiences of increasing staffing and infrastructure to create capacity, developing ways to lower costs, and experimenting with new funding models to supplement diminishing budgets.

10:30 - 10:45 – Break

10:45 - 11:45 – Fourth break-out session

  • A. Collaboration & Partnerships for Building Digital Projects
    Presenters: Jacky Johnson, Elias Tzoc, Miami Univ of Ohio; Robin Crumrin, IUPUI and Connie Renfeld, Indiana State Library
  • B. Oral History with CONTENTdm: A Public Library-University Partnership
    Presenters: Betty S. Leberman, Alabama Mosaic-Huntsville Public Library

11:45 - 12:00 – Wrap up and Adjournment