Register Now for this June 14 Program From NISO:

Images: Digitization and Preservation of Special Collections in Libraries, Museums, and Archives

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 
11 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Eastern)


Here are what just three of the day’s presentations will be addressing:


11:45am – 12:15pm – IIIF: A Revolutionary Framework for Digital Images on the Web


IIIF, the International Image Interoperability Framework, is a revolutionary approach for delivering digital images. It defines a small set of APIs (application programming interfaces) for presenting and manipulating image-based resources--such as books, newspapers, manuscripts, maps, musical scores and visual resources—via standard Web technologies. It dramatically reduces the friction of delivering images, and introduces radical new capabilities for viewing, using and interacting with images on the Web. Launched in 2011, IIIF was born out of and is backed by some of the world’s leading research and cultural heritage institutions, and now comprises hundreds of adopters worldwide, scores of compatible software systems, and hundreds of millions of interoperable images. This presentation will introduce IIIF, and demonstrate some of the ways libraries, archives and museums are leveraging it for delivering their digital resources.

·      Speakers: Tom Cramer, Chief Technology Strategist, Stanford University Libraries, and Stuart Snydman, Associate Director for Digital Strategies, Stanford University Libraries 

1:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.  What Comes After: Description, Access, and Long-Term Care of Digital Collections 

A successful digitization project is not just about creating beautiful images, but also about making certain that those same images are accessible. When planning a digitization project, institutions must be sure to include adequate resources for description and long-term preservation. This presentation will draw upon Carnegie Mellon’s twenty-year experience building digital collections, and the unexpected challenges faced while managing and maintaining collections for long-term preservation. Topics discussed in this presentation will include options for metadata capture and creation, low-cost access tools, and a variety of preservation choices.

·      Speaker: Julia CorrinUniversity Archivist, Carnegie Mellon University


3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.  Exploring Every Inch of Harrisonburg: The Robert J. Sullivan Papers

Acquired by JMU Special Collections in 2014, the Robert J. Sullivan Papers include photographs and over eleven hundred slides documenting the city of Harrisonburg, Virginia during a critical period of growth during urban renewal initiatives from the mid-to-late 20th century. While digitization of the images from this collection allowed us to share it with researchers and the local community, the process of facilitating access revealed several unexpected challenges. Quick adaptability and establishing valuable partnerships were among the many factors that allowed for the successful completion of this project.

·      Speakers: Grace L. BarthMLIS, Head of Digital Collections, Libraries & Educational Technologies and Kate MorrisHead of Special Collections, Libraries & Educational Technologies, James Madison University

Other presentations by representatives from Brigham Young University, the National Library of MedicineOhio State University, the University of Oklahoma, and the University of Wyoming.

For specifics as to what those speakers will be covering, visit the NISO event page.

To register online, use this form.


About Registration: Purchase of a single registration entitles you to gather an unlimited number of staff from your organization/institution in a class- or conference room setting to view the event on the day of the live broadcast. It also includes access to an archived recording of the event to allow those with conflicting obligations to still benefit from the day’s content.


NISO Virtual Conferences draw upon the expertise of information industry professionals working in a variety of settings with each bringing to the discussion a different perspective on the complexities of the modern information environment. Our 11am start time and two additional breaks provided during the course of the six-hour event allow registrants to listen to and benefit from a professionally-developed agenda while still being within call of daily workplace responsibilities.


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