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Libraries and Broadband: Urgency and Impact

Monday, April 7th, 2014

“Libraries and Broadband: Urgency and Impact” – a public hearing that you can join in person, on YouTube or through Google+ (live stream) The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), has issued an invitation to a public hearing, “Libraries and Broadband: Urgency and Impact.” Federal Communications Commission Chairman Thomas Wheeler will make opening remarks, […]

8th Annual Digital Commonwealth Conference

Friday, January 31st, 2014

8th Annual Digital Commonwealth Conference April 8, 2014 Hogan Center at Holy Cross in Worcester This one-day conference features keynote addresses from two nationally known speakers: Melissa Levine and Liz Bishoff. Melissa Levine is the Lead Copyright Officer from the University of Michigan Library. She will speak about current copyright issues. Liz Bishoff, of the […]

AskRI in the News

Monday, December 2nd, 2013

AskRI was featured in the Warwick Beacon on Thanksgiving. Check it out and be sure to share with your patrons, too.

Adaptive Technology Program

Monday, November 25th, 2013

Kathleen Cahill, Assistive Technology Specialist for the MIT Assistive Technology Information Center (ATIC) wrote a touching letter to colleagues about Joe Lazzaro. Joe ran the Adaptive Technology Program at the Mass. Commission for the Blind. Joe recently died. Kathy said, “Joe believed in the power of technology to transform people’s lives and helped to provide […]

Digital Media Labs Online Training

Monday, November 25th, 2013

The Utah State Library is offering 5 sessions on Building a Digital Media Lab and has invited librarians from across the country to attend.  This is a great opportunity to hear speakers from all over the nation discuss what they’ve done at their libraries.  The sessions are online and free.  Note that all times are […]

E-Books on your mind?

Thursday, May 9th, 2013

ALA provides a great resource in its “E-Book Media and Communications Toolkit. It’s all online at http://www.ala.org/transforminglibraries/ebooktoolkit

Digital Preservation Management Workshop

Wednesday, April 10th, 2013

Call for Applications for the Digital Preservation Management Workshop The Digital Preservation Management Workshop is happy to announce  a five-day Digital Preservation Management Workshop directed by Nancy McGovern. When: 6/9/2013 6:00 PM EDT – 6/14/2013 12:00 PM EDT Host: Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The on-line Application will open this Thursday, April 11th […]

Streaming content for patrons

Friday, March 22nd, 2013

Library Journal writes about how the Ephrata Public Library in Pennsylvania circulates Roku boxes as a way to provide patrons with access to streaming content such as NetFlix and HuluPlus.  For those not familiar with the Roku box, it’s a great little device that allows you to stream content from a huge variety of sources, […]

Digital Directions 2013

Monday, March 4th, 2013

DIGITAL DIRECTIONS: Fundamentals of Creating and Managing Digital Collections When: July 21–23, 2013 Where: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI Digital Directions is a comprehensive introduction to creating and managing digital collections for those just beginning digital projects, or for anyone who wants to keep up with the latest standards and best practices. Join a […]

Digital Inspiration Conference

Monday, March 4th, 2013

Digital Inspiration: The 7th Digital Commonwealth Annual Conference When: Wednesday, May 1, 2013 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM Where: Devens Common Center, Devens, Massachusetts Learn about the Digital Commonwealth’s participation in the Digital Public Library of America, the repository/portal system under development and get an update on itscollaboration with the Boston Public Library to provide […]

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