LITA-IR at ALA - International Library Partnerships: Logistical and Technical Issues Relating to International Digitization Projects

Evviva Weinraub evviva.weinraub at GMAIL.COM
Fri Jun 15 18:09:21 EDT 2012

Please join LITA-IR for a panel discussion exploring International
Library Partnerships:  Logistical & Technical Issues Relating to
International Digitization Projects
Sunday, June 24th from 8am – 10am.  Anaheim Convention Center Room 202A

Universities across the world are involved in digitization
partnerships with institutions in countries other than their own.  Yan
Han & Atifa Rawan from the Afghan Digitization Project at the
University of Arizona and David Magier from the Yemeni Manuscript
Project at Princeton University will talk about how some of these
partnerships began, as well as the trials and tribulations faced by
those engaged in these unique partnerships. Offering a perspective on
how collaborations can effects access, Jon Voss from Historypin will
talk about creating a tool designed to help both the public and
institutions share small glimpses of their past to help bring together
the larger story of human history. We'll explore the technical and
logistical requirements of working on these types of international
projects as well as what the benefits (or hoped for benefits) these
relationships can reap.

Yan Han is an Assistant Librarian from the University of Arizona Libraries
Atifa Rawan is Librarian Emeritus/Middle Eastern & Government
Documents Librarian at the University of Arizona Libraries
David Magier is the AUL for Collection Development at Princeton
University Libraries
Jon Voss is the Strategic Partnerships Director for Historypin


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