Friday, January 08, 2010

Texas Heritage Digitization Initiative 2010 Annual Meeting

The annual Texas Heritage Digitization Initiative meeting will be held on February 4 and 5, 2010, at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin. Everyone is invited to attend.

Speakers this year include Dr. Andrew Torget from the University of North Texas, who will ask "Can Historians Survive the 21st Century?" Additional presentations will include discussions on GIS and Historic Maps, Storage Basics, Digital Asset Management Systems for Archivists, a panel discussion with funding agencies and foundations about their priorities and purposes, and a series of "5 minute updates" from various digital projects around the state.

Two pre-meeting workshops will be offered on February 4: "Distributed Preservation Networks: Challenges and Opportunities," and "An Introduction to Digitizing Video and Film.


The registration fee for the meeting is $25, and lunch and refreshments will be provided. Each workshop has an additional $15 registration fee. Event registration is handled by Amigos Library Services (registration page coming soon!).

Hotel Information

For those of you planning your travel, we have reserved a block of rooms at the La Quinta Inn at near the Wildflower Center at the rate of $65 plus tax for the evenings of February 4 and 5. To reserve a room, please contact the hotel at 1-866-527-1498 and use the Texas State Library's group reservation number, 0478GRDHIG, by January 13.

For more information.

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