Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Online workshop- Digital Library Systems and Applications

Do you need to learn the fundamental skills necessary to create and
sustain interoperable digital projects? The Texas State Library and
Archives Commission and Amigos Library
Services have developed an online training
series to help you get started. Our workshop series is based on the
"Digital Library Environment
" workshop series
from the Library of Congress; further development of this series was
made possible by a grant from the Institute for Museum and Library
Services to the Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

The next workshop in the series is "Digital Library Systems and
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and developing systems and applications for born-digital and digitized
material. The workshop explores the following topics:

* User-Centered Design: Functional Requirements, Use Cases, and
* Components of Digital Collections: Collections Objects, Object
Metadata, and System Models
* Workflows: Creating, Acquiring, Administering, Accessing, and
Disposing of Data
* Interoperability: Protocols, standards, and transformations

Learning Objectives
At the conclusion of this workshop, students will be able to:

* Identify digital library design and development processes
* Understand the relationships between data/metadata and system
* Design staff workflows for using digital library systems
* Describe methods to reuse components of digital collections in
alternative systems to meet user needs

The instructors for the course are Bill Walker, Imaging Services Field
Officer at Amigos, and Danielle Cunniff Plumer, coordinator of the Texas
Heritage Online program at the Texas State Library and Archives

The cost for each 8-hour online workshop is $250. For more information
or to register, click on the links below or visit

Digital Project Planning and Management Basics
4/18-21 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Digital Library Systems and Applications
5/3-6 1:00 - 3:00 pm

Metadata Standards and Crosswalks
5/31-6/3 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Controlled Vocabulary and Thesaurus Design
6/14-17 1:00 - 3:00 pm

Danielle Cunniff Plumer
Coordinator, Texas Heritage Online
Texas State Library & Archives Commission
512.463.5852 (phone) / 512.936.2306 (fax)