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The ACRL Digital Scholarship Section Professional Development Committee is pleased to host “What do we do differently? Perspectives on Digital Project Management in Libraries and Archives” on Friday, October 21, starting at 1:00 PM CDT.
Orchestrating a complete digital project management lifecycle to preserve and make archival collections accessible online can often be a challenge. The process of engaging with distinctive collections depends greatly on context, in areas like resources, policies, copyright, and value of materials. Panelists will discuss how they strategize their work respectively through the life cycle in light of unexpected challenges to ensure successful outcomes. In most cases, they will refer to interdepartmental work where collaboration, coordination, and communication are key to successful outcomes. They will speak specifically about their practices, challenges, approaches, and workflows to handling projects, either self-funded or grant-funded, based on analogs and/or digital materials (for example, digitization, metadata, and remediation of collections) with the end goal to promote collections online and preserve them.
This panel will explore a topic that is common to many digital librarians and archivists–digital project management. Each panelist has its story to tell the audience as each of them represents a relatively broad picture of the work that takes place in their respective library or archive across four academic institutions. Attendees will come away with strategies and approaches to managing digital projects where effective collaboration and communication are key components to the success of projects, in addition to a discussion on lessons learned from the presenters.
Rebecca Bakker–Digital Collections Librarian, Florida International University
Kristin Clark–Manager of Digital Collections, Texas Woman’s University
Samantha McNeilly–Archives and Special Collections Librarian, Auburn University at Montgomery
Patrice-Andre “Max” Prud’homme, PhD–Director of Digital Curation, Oklahoma State University Library
This program is presented by the ACRL DSS Professional Development Committee, in collaboration with the DSS Outreach Committee and DSS Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee.
The program is free to attend! Register here.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. A program recording will be distributed to registrants after the conclusion of the session.
Questions may be directed to Taylor Davis-Van Atta (firstname.lastname@example.org), DSS Professional Development Committee Chair.