Anyone who missed the 2010 WebWise Conference on Libraries and Museums in the Digital World, held March 3-5 in Denver, Colorado, can now go online to watch sessions on leading edge digital technologies that libraries and museums use to share their collections and engage the public.
The webcasts focus on the sustainability of digital content, engaging users, new tools and services, essential skills for practitioners, and funding. The captioned videos also feature a pre-conference session on school libraries and 21st century skills and a thought-provoking dialogue between Howard Besser, professor of cinema studies and director of New York University’s Moving Image Archiving & Preservation Program, and Susan Chun, a museum technology consultant.
Also available online are interviews with leaders in cultural heritage digitization such as Joyce Ray, IMLS associate deputy director for libraries and principal organizer of the annual WebWise conference. The “Digital Pioneers” project was launched by the University of Denver’s Penrose Library and Morgridge College of Education’s Library and Information Science.
Full-text papers of many of the presentations will be available in the summer at the online journal First Monday.
WebWise 2010: Imagining the Digital Future was sponsored by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), with support from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur and Morgridge Family Foundations. The University of Denver, the Denver Art Museum, and BCR, a multi-state library collaborative, cohosted the event.