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The 2018 Upper Midwest Digital Collections Conference (#UMDCC18) will be held on November 8-9th at St. Catherine University campus, St. Paul, Minnesota. The UMDCC provides opportunities for digital collections creators and curators in the region and beyond to network, share best practices, participate in hands-on workshops, and learn from leaders in digital cultural heritage.  
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Thursday, November 8 • 1:30pm - 5:00pm
Digital Projects Jump-Start: Planning and Implementing Sustainable Digital Projects at Resource-Strapped Institutions

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Computer access will be available as this workshop takes place in a computer lab. This is a paid pre-conference workshop that you must register for.

The modern library has seen a new area of our holdings and collection efforts emerge: unique digital collections. As our users’ needs and fluency with technology have changed, so have our library services and avenues for information delivery. Our users want digital materials at the ready, and they want them now! While our holdings have easily adapted to acquiring additional databases and new ebooks, how do we address the growing need for our unique materials to be digitized? Moreover, how do small, resource-strapped institutions fulfill this need?

Join archivists Heather Stecklein and Nathalie Wheaton, and digital projects librarian Amy Bocko for a crash course on launching digital projects at your own resource-strapped institution.  In this collaborative workshop we will provide an overview of launching sustainable digital programs and share detailed case studies of successful digital collections. The interactive portion of the workshop will include digital project planning exercises, open access project plans/digitization guidelines, learning more about working with the Internet Archive from an archival perspective and resources/strategies to secure faculty and student buy-in.  Participants will leave with the perspective and resources to launch their own successful digital projects at their home institutions!

Thursday November 8, 2018 1:30pm - 5:00pm CST
110 (Library Instruction lab) Coeur de Catherine