Webinar: Introduction to Digital Collection Management Systems

When: Wednesday, July 29, 2009 – 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Register here:http://bit.ly/19PNw

Selecting and implementing an automated system to manage your institution’s digital collection must be done with consideration. A new digital collection management system is a major investment, one that your library may use for a long time. A system that meets the needs of your digital collection, takes user needs into account, and allows for growth is needed to succeed. In this workshop, we’ll discuss the issues to consider and questions to ask in evaluating digital collection management systems, and we’ll examine some related goals, costs and implementation issues.

By the end of the program, participants will:

  • List several key features included in most digital collection management systems
  • Detail the digitization tasks usually included and not included in digital collection management systems
  • Name 4 commercial and 3 Open Source digital collection management systems
  • Identify some questions to ask in the evaluation process

Presenter: Tom Ceresini joined Lyrasis (formerly PALINET) in September 2006.  As Technology Consultant, he works with members and business partners, focusing on software-based solutions and other technology issues, as well as training.  Previously, Tom worked at Siemens Health Services Corporation for 25 years, holding a variety of positions that included Software Engineer and Lead Network Security Analyst.

For questions or assistance with registration please write to training@metro.org or call 212-228-2320 x10

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