Workshop Details

Workshop 1 – From Theory to Action: A Pragmatic Approach to Digital Preservation Tools and Strategies 

Friday, June 20th, 9am-5pm

Jamie Schumacher, Northern Illinois University
Danielle Spalenka, Northern Illinois University
Patrice-Andre Prudhomme, Illinois State University
Martin Kong, Chicago State University

This workshop is a product of an IMLS-funded study  ( exploring digital preservation problems and potential solutions for small- and mid-sized libraries and will discuss how individuals and institutions might prepare for the “how” of digital preservation. Attendees will create preliminary digital preservation plans for their institutions, addressing issues ranging from a grasp of the set of policies and practices that make up a digital preservation program to language to be used in multi-institutional partnership agreements and talking points helpful in securing buy-in from institutional stake-holders. Please bring your own laptop.


Workshop 2 – Getting Started with Omeka

Friday, June 20th, 9am-2pm

Tyler Mobley – College of Charleston

Omeka is one of the fastest growing and easiest to use digital library and exhibit platforms online. This workshop will provide a hands-on, guided session on the installation, configuration, and personalization of your very own Omeka site in just a few hours. Spectators and questions are welcome. Bring your own laptop (OSX or Win7). Software packages and instructions will be provided.


Workshop 3 – CURATECamp

Friday, June 20th, 9am-4pm

Simon Appleford, Clemson University
Heather Gilbert, College of Charleston
Christopher Vinson, Clemson University

This CURATEcamp ( will be held as a day long open-agenda style meeting focusing on connecting archivists, librarians, digital humanists, scholars, technologists and others together over our shared interests in digital curation, with a focus on curation issues in the digital humanities.  It is recommended to bring a laptop, tablet or other devide.  Registrants will be contacted before the workshop to contribute topic ideas to a group wiki.


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