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CONTENTdm Users Group Meeting

August 1, 2018 - August 2, 2018

We’re looking forward to seeing you on Wednesday and Thursday, August 1-2, 2018, in Columbus, Ohio, for #CDMUG2018, the annual CONTENTdm Users Group meeting at the gorgeous Columbus Metropolitan Library.

Registration: OCLC’s generous sponsorship makes it possible for this conference to be free to all CONTENTdm users. Attendance is capped at 100, so register now at https://sites.google.com/view/cdmug2018/registration .

Keynote: Digital Library Service Innovations in an Age of Skepticism. Karen Estlund, associate dean for Technology and Digital Strategies for Penn State Libraries.Estlund will review innovative and emerging practices in digital libraries in the context of this skepticism. Implications on the relationship with notions of linked data, bias in description, block-chain, and universal design will be discussed. The role of community, membership organizations, and partnerships may both support and challenge our structural information systems, in terms of collections, metadata, systems, and standards for interoperability. In this, digital library services have the power to address the gap in trust and to foster dialogue. See more.

Workshop: IIIF & CONTENTdm Customization Workshop

The International Image Interoperability Framework (IIIF), is an industry standard that is unleashing the ability for digital collections to be shared for research in innovative ways. Your OCLC CONTENTdm site includes IIIF Image and Presentation APIs so you can take advantage of new viewers and visualizations of your unique content or build one yourself! Come to this workshop to learn about IIIF and the impact it can have for your digital collections, and learn about the new customization framework for CONTENTdm, then take a deep dive trying out  IIIF in real time! Bring your laptop and work through adding a timeline exhibit to a CONTENTdm site (provided to you for the workshop) with guidance from Dave Collins, lead software architect for CONTENTdm, Jeff Mixter, software engineer in OCLC Research, and Shane Huddleston, the CONTENTdm Product Manager. 30 minute lecture/120 minute hands-on workshop.

The program is filling up with exciting presentations, such as Creating a Digital Hub with CONTENTdm, Crowdsourced Transcription, Care and Handling During Scanning, Customizing your Responsive Site, Case Studies in Preserving Master Files, Preparing Metadata for the DPLA, (Re)Selecting CONTENTdm for an Institutional Repository, Spinning the Tires on the Revs Digital Library, Using Canva to Customize Collection Landing Pages, Using Wikibase to Manage Linked Data for Digital Collections, and more.

Venue: The Columbus Metropolitan Library’s Main Library is located in downtown. The Metro Library system has been named in the top 4 US library systems numerous times, won Library of the Year in 2010, and is one of the most used library systems in the country. The Main reopened after extensive renovation in 2016. All meeting rooms include robust wifi, and modern A/V. The back patio of the library (lunch spot!) backs up to the Topiary Park , a living sculptural interpretation of Georges Seurat’s painting, A Sunday Afternoon on the Isle of La Grand Jatte.

Lodging: CDMUG2018 has reserved a room block at the Renaissance Columbus Downtown Hotel. See thelodging page for more.

Requisite city sales pitch: Columbus is the 15th largest city in US, and 2nd largest in the Midwest, known for its Midwest craft beer, arts, and food scene (and articles about New Yorkers “flocking” there!). It’s within 550 miles, or just a one-day drive or one-hour flight from half of the nation’s population. The Ohio State Fair will be going on! Styx anyone? Also, cheesy welcome to Columbus videohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nHIFGhxc0Iw & 25 Things You Should Know About Columbus, Ohio viaMental Floss.


August 1, 2018
August 2, 2018
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Main Library, Columbus Metropolitan Library
96 S. Grant Avenue
Columbus, OH 43215 United States
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