Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Next meeting of the Greater Cleveland History Digital Library Consortium

The next meeting of the Greater Cleveland History Digital Library Consortium will be held at 1:00 on Thursday, April 27th, at the Kelvin Smith Library, Case Western Reserve University.

Nick Fischio, a member of the Library's Technology Team, will give a brief demo of their newly implemented Fedora digital file management and archiving system. This is where the library's digital books now reside. There will also be a tour of the Freedman Center, where items in any format are digitized, including microfilm, LP records, 8 tracks, slides, photos and video. The tour will demonstrate a large format planetary scanner and visit their Preservation Department.

The meeting will also include a brief presentation by Paul McKey, of Aptigent software's "itemright" metadata program, which several consortium members are signed up to use or are at least considering.

The consortium is made up of representatives from dozens of local libraries, historical societies and others interested in networking local history materials on the web. Their mission statement is reproduced in an earlier blog posting here (below). If you are interested in attending or wish to know more about the consortium, please write to me at

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