July 21–23, 2013
University of Michigan
911 North University Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Early-bird: $499 (Through April 30, 2013)
For 16 years — since its first “School for Scanning” — NEDCC’s training conferences have been answering your most basic questions about digitization. The world has come a long way in its embrace of new models for creating, curating, and using digital collections. As “best practices” have evolved, so have the expectations of visitors, patrons, users, and researchers. New software, new tools, and new uses of our digital collections continue to drive us to answer again those very same basic questions for today’s digital world.
Join a faculty of national experts, experienced digital collections curators, and colleagues from institutions large and small as we come together for 2½ days of exploration and study to identify new answers and opportunities for some of the challenges, considerations, and choices surrounding today's digital collections care.
Continuing the conference's long-standing focus on the creation of good digital objects, collections, and initiatives, Digital Directions 2013 will include:
KEYNOTE SESSIONS from distinguished leaders in the field, discussing where we are today and where we are going next in our digital collections care activities.
FOUNDATION SESSIONS, offering insights on both established and new tools and technologies for creation, capture, management, and use of digital collections, both digitized and born digital.
FOCUS SESSIONS, exploring standards and best practices, capture and metadata workflows, management tools, and discovery and access interfaces for everything from images and documents, to multimedia collections and data sets.
NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES throughout the conference’s program and online through NEDCC’s EdSpace learning management system and social media sites.
EXHIBITORS, chosen to showcase the products and services that can best support your digital collections care needs and challenges.
WHAT PAST PARTICIPANTS ARE SAYING ABOUT DIGITAL DIRECTIONS
"Sometimes we feel isolated in our efforts and programs like this give us hope and confidence that we can do it! Got lots of great ideas and inspiration! Thanks!"
"This was one of the best conferences I've ever attended, in terms of the information I'm taking away with me and how it will impact my work and my institution and its users. One specific example is that the concept and practice of metadata is not as off-putting to me as it was before! Through Digital Directions, I learned that there are a variety of accepted options and levels for metadata."
"This conference has taught me that I absolutely cannot accomplish long-term digital preservation as a single individual at a single institution. I'm so appreciative to see diverse voices coming together to work at cooperative solutions. Thank you all!"
"The conference was quite useful in helping solidify my thoughts about creating a plan to process, digitize and present an analog project of 600+ archival boxes. Most important, it helped with particulars to look for, benchmarks, and goals for finished projects."