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DPLAfest 2015 took place on April 17-18, 2015 in Indianapolis, bringing together over 300 to discuss everything from technology and development, to (e)books, law, genealogy, and education. The annual DPLAfest celebration will appeal to teachers and students, librarians, archivists, museum professionals, developers and technologists, publishers and authors, genealogists, and members of the public alike who are interested in an engaging mix of interactive workshops, hands-on activities, hackathons, discussions with community leaders and practitioners, and more. To join the conversation on Twitter, check out #dplafest

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Saturday, April 18 • 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Principles of Good Project Management in Large Digitization Projects

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Project management is a critical discipline for digitization projects that enables high-quality preservation and accessibility of archives, while ensuring optimal use of time and resources. Digitization projects typically consist of millions of bits of metadata and files in complex formats, and require high accuracy levels. Good project management is necessary for the success of any project. However, when the project team is temporally, culturally, and geographically dispersed—as it often is for large digitization projects—project management, especially good communication between the stakeholders, is critical and essential.


In this panel session, four experts will share key principles of project management for large digitization projects. Jim Studnicki, Founder and President of Creekside Digital, will discuss the role of project management in providing the highest quality, standards-compliant digitization of cultural heritage materials. Patricia Lawton, Digital Projects Librarian for the Catholic Research Resources Alliance (CRRA), will identify and describe key steps in the development of the Catholic Newspapers Program within the context of a highly collaborative and distributed organization. Jenny Johnson, Digital Scholarship Outreach Librarian, will provide insight into digitization project workflows based on in-house versus outsourcing digitization. Frederick Zarndt, Digitization and Archive Specialist for Digital Divide Data (DDD) and for the IFLA News Media Section and IFLA Committee on Standards, will share why clear communication, good planning, and detailed, unambiguous requirements are essential to the successful management of library digitization projects.

Notes available at https://drive.google.com/open?id=1qqurCLm4hiA81rCKI6YgNgpVJ8xP7mHMGzK-r81sQBY&authuser=1 


Speakers
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Jennifer Johnson

Digital Scholarship Outreach Librarian, IUPUI University Library
Jennifer Johnson is the Digital Scholarship Outreach Librarian at IUPUI University Library. She has worked professionally in the area of digital libraries since 2001. In her position, she has the opportunity to develop digital projects with IUPUI Faculty and Indianapolis community organizations. Her work guides the processes of funding, and digital library best practices to make historical documents and artifacts available online. Recent partners... Read More →
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Pat Lawton

Digital Projects Librarian, Catholic Research Resources Alliance (CRRA)
Pat Lawton is Digital Projects Librarian for the Catholic Research Resources Alliance (CRRA). Pat manages the primary projects of the CRRA including the Catholic portal and the Catholic Newspapers Program. Based at the University of Notre Dame, Pat also participates in grant writing for the Hesburgh Library. Prior to her tenure at Notre Dame, Pat was a faculty member in the School of Information Science at the University of Pittsburgh and... Read More →
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Jim Studnicki

Founder and President, Creekside Digital
Jim Studnicki is the founder and President of Creekside Digital. Since its founding in 2006, Creekside Digital has focused on providing top-quality, standards-compliant digitization of microfilm, books, newspapers, photographs, artwork, and objects using the most advanced technology available today, as well as the development of related software applications for cultural heritage institutions. Prior to founding Creekside Digital, Jim worked in... Read More →
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Frederick Zarndt

Digitization and Archive Specialist, Digital Divide Data
Frederick Zarndt has worked with historic and contemporary newspaper, journal, magazine, book, and records digitization since computer speeds, software, technology, storage, and costs first made it practical. Frederick has experience in every aspect of digitization projects including project requirements development, project management, conversion operations, acceptance testing, software development for production and delivery of digital data... Read More →



Saturday April 18, 2015 2:00pm - 2:45pm
IUPUI University Library: UL Room 1116 755 W Michigan St, Indianapolis, IN 46202

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