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
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
This workshop provides information about evaluating, adapting, 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 Usability
   - 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 Commission.

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
4/18-21   10:30 am - 12:30 pm

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

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

Controlled Vocabulary and Thesaurus
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)