Save the Date: Upper Midwest Digital Collections Conference August 9-11

The 2nd Upper Midwest Digital Collections Conference (#UMDCC16) will take place August 9-11, 2016 at St. Ambrose University in Davenport, Iowa (Quad Cities). 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. The conference will be held jointly with the 2016 CONTENTdm User Group Meeting, sponsored by OCLC, on August 10-11th.

The 2016 Upper Midwest Digital Collections Conference is organized by Minitex, WiLS, and RAILS (Reaching Across Illinois Library System) and hosted by St. Ambrose University Library.

Keynote Speaker
Trevor Owens of the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) will kick off #UMDCC16 on August 9th as keynote speaker. Trevor will introduce the National Digital Platform priority, discuss how the cultural heritage community can engage with and connect local projects to it, and share updates on the future of the initiative.

Call for Proposals **The call for proposals is now closed.**
Consider sharing your experience and expertise by submitting a program proposal for a session, workshop, or lightning presentation. The Conference Planning Committee has created a list of topics of interest, but proposals on all relevant topics are welcome. Submit your proposal by Friday, April 29, 2016.

Suggested Topics
Below is an abbreviated list of potential session topics.

  • Accessibility and access
  • CONTENTdm user topics
  • Digital preservation and content management
  • Metadata
  • Project planning & project management
  • Promoting use and reuse of digital collections

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  1. Sounds like an interesting event!

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