2010 Midwest CONTENTdm Users Group Meeting

2010 Midwest CONTENTdm Users Group Meeting


Registration & Welcome: 7:45 - 8:15 am
Class: 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

The Care and Feeding of Compound Objects!
Presented by Geri Ingram, OCLC Digital Collection Services

If you are using CONTENTdm 5 and want to learn more about managing a variety of objects, such as multiple documents and postcards, plan to attend this half-day pre-conference workshop.

Participants will learn about the file structure and naming that is required for load wizards in the Project Client. In the hands-on practice session, you will edit compound objects to experience the creation and upload process. The OCR extension will be demonstrated and discussed as well.

  • Audience: This session is intended for CONTENTdm intermediate users who have experience configuring collections and loading single compound objects with the Project Client.
  • Class size: 15
  • Registration fee: $35.00

Registration & Welcome: 12:45 - 1:15 pm
Class: 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Scaling Down to Scale Up: Streamlining Production for Mass Digitization Efforts Departments looking to increase their digitization efforts from start-up project mode to a maturing digital library program may encounter growing pains when it comes to reformatting and metadata production. Librarians from the University of Iowa's Digital Library Services department will facilitate discussion about trade-offs and lessons learned associated with scaling up digital collection work.

This preconference also will feature curators' perspectives on the shift to a more comprehensive scanning treatment of archival collections and how this impacts scholars' experience. Included in this presentation are tips for scaling up production through a collection-based approach, from practical tips on batch cataloging in a spreadsheet to a conceptual reorganization of digital collections to incorporate archival principles of hierarchical description.

Additionally, a tour of the University of Iowa Libraries' digitization facilities will be included.

  • Audience: All CONTENTdm users
  • Class size: 20
  • Registration fee: $35.00