12.0377 imaging & metadata publications

Humanist Discussion Group (humanist@kcl.ac.uk)
Thu, 28 Jan 1999 19:28:54 +0000 (BST)

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 12, No. 377.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

Date: Thu, 28 Jan 1999 19:31:14 +0000
From: David Green <david@ninch.org>
Subject: BEST PRACTICES: New LITA publications on digital imaging
and metadata

January 28, 1999

A Practical Approach to Workflow Design and Project Management"

"GETTING MILEAGE OUT OF METADATA: Applications for the Library."

>Date: Thu, 28 Jan 1999 13:16:49 -0500
>From: Terry Kuny <Terry.Kuny@xist.com>
>January, 1999
>Contact: Jacqueline Mundell
>800-545-2433, ext. 4267
>New LITA publications on digital imaging and metadata
>The Library and Information Technology Association (LITA), a division
>of the American Library Association, has published two new books in
>the LITA Guides Series. They will be for sale for the first time at
>the ALA Store at Midwinter Conference in Philadelphia.
>"Digital Images of Photographs: A Practical Approach to Workflow
>Design and Project Management," by Lisa Macklin and Sarah Lockmiller,
>is a comprehensive approach to management of digital imaging in
>libraries and archives from archival negatives to metadata cataloging
>and web-based access. Practical guidelines and recommendations are
>provided for equipment, software, staffing and workflow for every step
>of the digital imaging process. A unique collaboration between a
>technical services administrator and a professional archival
>photographer, the book builds on their considerable experience with
>and expertise in electronic materials, project workflow design,
>professional photography and digital scanning.
>"Getting Mileage Out of Metadata: Applications for the Library," by
>Jean Hudgins, Grace Agnew and Elizabeth Brown, is an overview of
>state-of-the-art metadata cataloging and currently available metadata
>standards. The book provides comprehensive descriptions and links to
>current applications, to assist libraries and archives in evaluating
>the standards for their use. It guides the reader through all steps
>in a successful metadata project, including planning, staffing,
>training, workflow and evaluation. The authors draw on their own
>experience in designing and implementing several metadata cataloging
>projects, to give the reader a practical and thorough grounding in the
>design and management of metadata projects.
>After Midwinter Conference orders may be placed by phone, fax or
>mail. See the LITA website -- <HTTP://www.lita.org> - for a complete list of
>LITA publications and a printable order form.
>December 8, 1998 - Sun Microsystems, today introduced its
>Authorized Academic Java Campus program to universities in North
>America starting with the University of Pittsburgh and the University
>of Western Ontario (Canada). Sun's Authorized Academic Java CampusSM
>Program allows universities worldwide to establish a Sun branded
>training center on campus by licensing Java technology from Sun, and
>incorporate Sun's JavaTM technology courseware into their existing
>Additional universities participating in the program around the world
>include University of Hong Kong, University of Kent (England), Temesak
>Polytechnic University (Singapore), and UNICID (Brazil).
>For more information see: http://www.sun.com/smi/Press

David L. Green
Executive Director
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Washington DC 20036
202/296-5346 202/872-0886 fax

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