Posted on September 10, 2012.
The October CFL/DSOC Nonprofit Section Virtual Learning Session has been scheduled for October 18 at 2 p.m. EDT. As usual, there will be a 30-minute presentation with a 15-minute Q&A scheduled afterward. The SlideShare link to the presentation will be e-mailed to registrants about a week before the session. Make sure to copy down the call-in information from the confirmation message after you fill out the registration form.
Description: Like many cultural heritage institutions, Longwood Gardens maintains image and audiovisual collections used internally by staff from all departments. A plan to manage these resources in an electronic environment became an institution focus in 2007, and this presentation will outline the process of selecting, implementing, and maintaining a digital asset management (DAM) system, using Asset Bank DAM software.
Presenter: Maureen McCadden is the Digital Resource Specialist in the Library & Archives Unit of Longwood Gardens, a public display garden in Kennett Square, Pa., 30 miles from Philadelphia. She has managed the organization’s Digital Asset Management system (DAM), a central repository of about 70,000 images, since its inception in 2009. Maureen holds an MA in Library & Information Science from Drexel University.
Deadline to register: Friday, October 5
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Posted on March 2, 2012.
The CFL/DSOC Nonprofit Section March Virtual Learning Session will focus on the topic of archives. This 30-minute presentation followed by a 15 minute Q&A will be held on March 23 at 2:00 p.m. EDT. Here is the description and presenter info:
Archives 101 – Preventing Institutional Alzheimer’s
What is an archive and why is it important to your organization? Technically speaking, an archive is a collection of individual or organizational records that are important enough to be preserved in perpetuity. What it really is for your organization is institutional memory.
This session will explore:
- the importance of creating an archive
- how to get management on-board and legal off your back
- uses of archival material in research by staff and historians
Bruce Compton is the Senior Manager, Research and Records at The Pew Charitable Trusts. Bruce started at Pew as a consultant in 1990 to develop an archive for the foundation. Since 1991, he has served as Pew’s archivist and head of the Research Department. Prior to coming to Pew, Bruce was vice president at Gardner Associates, a business history consulting firm. He has also worked for the National Park Service, the National Archives, the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and the Historical Society of Pennsylvania. He holds degrees in Philosophy and History/Archives Management from LaSalle University and a certificate in Oral History from Vermont College.
Deadline to register is March 16. You can sign up using this link to the form:
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