DIGITAL DIRECTIONS: FUNDAMENTALS OF CREATING AND MANAGING DIGITAL COLLECTIONS
August 19-20, 2019
Overland Park, KS
Registration deadline: August 2, 2019 (Early Bird DIscount Through May 31)
Join us in Kansas, the Sunflower State, for Digital Directions 2019! Guided by a faculty of national experts, you will gather with colleagues from institutions large and small for two days of instruction on good practices and practical strategies for the creation, curation, and use of digital collections. You’ll have opportunities to network with colleagues who have similar challenges and interact with faculty one-on-one while you gain a comprehensive introduction to digitization and digital preservation.
Who Should Attend?
Are you just getting started in digitization and digital preservation? Trying to bring several digital projects together into a cohesive digital preservation program? Or are you well into a digital collections project and need a refresher on the latest standards and best practices?
The Digital Directions conference is geared toward professionals working with digital collections at archives, libraries, museums, historical organizations, government agencies, corporate archives, and other organizations that steward digital collections. Students are also welcome, and a discounted registration rate is available.
Benefits of Attending
- You will come away with an understanding of the major considerations for planning and implementing a digital collections project or program.
- You will learn about free tools you can use in your digital preservation project or program.
- You will have time to interact with faculty, who are all experienced practitioners in the field, and to meet colleagues who can be helpful as you develop your institution’s digital preservation program.
Highlights of this year’s agenda include:
Click HERE to see this year's agenda and faculty
NOTE: Scholarships Available for Kansas Residents
Kansas residents who work in a public records repository or archives are eligible to apply for a scholarship through the Kansas Historical Records Advisory Board (KSHRAB) Scholarship Program. Scholarships of up to $500 will be awarded to attend a conference/meeting for archival training, including NEDCC’s Digital Directions conference in Overland Park. For complete information and application, visit: The Kansas City Historical Records Advisory Board, KSHRAB: https://www.kshs.org/p/kshrab-resources/12255.
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