Upcoming webinar

From Digital Library to Digital Archive: Implementing Digital Preservation Efforts

Elizabeth La Beaud, Digital Lab Manager for the University of Southern Mississippi’s Digital Collections

May 18th, 2017, 3:00PM EDT

Registerhttps://www.asist.org/events/webinars/webinar-from-digital-library-to-digital-archive-implementing-digital-preservation-efforts/

The University of Southern Mississippi has been digitizing materials for almost two decades. Similar to other institutions, backups were considered “preservation” of digital objects. In 2013, we started learning what was really required to preserve our data. We slowly started testing methods, proving validity of tools, and implementing improvements – all with minuscule resources. After demonstrating years of data, projections for the future, and calculating the true cost – including staffing resources and time – we transitioned to a robust digital preservation system. Our journey from digital library to digital archive is not unusual and can be replicated. This session will outline the differences between a digital library and a digital archive and simple changes that can be made to get started with digital preservation. Using the University of Southern Mississippi as a case study, this session will cover digital preservation basics from identifying needs to tool selection, from piecemeal efforts to implementing a full digital preservation system. If Mississippi can do it, you can too.

 

Digital Liaisons 2017 is here!

On Twitter using the hashtags #SIGDLChats (plus you should follow us @SIGDL!)

Theme: Technical skill sets in digital library settings

Here are questions to ponder and share your answers to!

What are the core technical skills you can’t do without day to day?

How have the technical skills you need changed over time?

Digital Liaisons 2017


What: A virtual discussion about what Digital Librarianship looks like in the wild and how Digital Libraries contribute to communities

Where: On Twitter using the hashtags #SIGDLChats (plus you should follow us @SIGDL!)

When: April, 18th, 2017 from 17:00–19:00 CT
(16:00–18:00 ET, 18:00–20:00 MT, 19:00–21:00 PT)

You are invited to participate in a Twitter chat hosted by the Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) Special Interest Group for Digital Libraries (SIG DL)!

The Digital Liaisons Twitter chat will be thematically structured around technical skill sets in digital library settings.

 

2016-2017 SIG-DL Officers

Welcome to the 2016-2017 SIG-DL executive team!

Chair: Alyson Gamble
Chair-elect: Nushrat Khan
Treasurer: Danielle Pollock
Secretary: Anna Maria Tammaro
Communications Officer: Virginia Dressler
Membership Officer: Lyne Da Sylva
Webmaster: Anna J Dabrowski
Past Chair: Eka Grguric

You can find their bios on the Officers page.

2016 SIG-DL Election

Hello SIGDL

Please take a moment to vote in the election for the SIGDL officers for 2016-2017. The voting will run from November 16th to November 23rd.
 
The link to vote is here: https://goo.gl/forms/09qUIJ0bLT0uvJA22
 
According to our statues, elections must be held even for positions where there is only one candidate. Additional information and bios can be found here: http://bit.ly/2fJFsd7
 
Thank you in advance for taking the time to vote!
SIG-DL Exec team

Call for Nominations

A second call to all ASIS&T Digital Libraries Special Interest Group (SIG-DL) members.

SIG-DL is seeking nominations for the below 2016-2017 positions by Friday, November 4, 2016.

  • Chair-elect
  • Secretary /Treasurer
  • Communications Officer
  • Membership Officer
  • Webmaster

Additional details about the roles and responsibilities of each position can be viewed at: http://www.asis.org/wiki/chapters-sigs/index.php/SIG-DL_Officer_Positions

Current SIG-DL members in good standing are eligible to nominate, vote for, or serve office. Current officers are eligible to run for re-election in their current positions or in any other open positions.

Send nominations / self-nominations to Ekatarina Grguric (egrguric@gmail.com) by Friday, November 4, 2016. Nominations must include the following information:

  1. Full contact information of candidate (Name, Professional Title, Organization, email)
  2. Photograph
  3. Short biographical statement
  4. Brief description of the candidate’s qualifications for the position.

Elected officers will be expected to actively participate in phone calls and virtual meetings throughout the upcoming 2016-2017 year.

Details on the electronic voting procedure will be distributed along with the election materials once the nomination period expires.

SIGDL Elections Approaching: Call for Nominations!

Calling all ASIS&T Digital Libraries Special Interest Group (SIG-DL) members:

SIG-DL is seeking nominations for the below 2016-2017 positions by Friday, October 14, 2016.

  • Chair-elect
  • Secretary /Treasurer
  • Communications Officer
  • Membership Officer
  • Webmaster

Additional details about the roles and responsibilities of each position
can be viewed here.

Current SIG-DL members in good standing are eligible to nominate, vote for, or serve office. Current officers are eligible to run for re-election in their current positions or in any other open positions.

Send nominations / self-nominations to Ekatarina Grguric by Friday, October 14, 2016. Nominations must include the following information:

  1. Full contact information of candidate (Name, Professional Title,
    Organization, email)
  2. Photograph
  3. Short biographical statement
  4. Brief description of the candidate?s qualifications for the position.

Elected officers will be expected to actively participate in phone calls
and virtual meetings throughout the upcoming 2016-2017 year.

SIG-DL conducts elections before the annual meeting to comply with our
bylaws and to ensure a productive planning meeting in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Details on the electronic voting procedure will be distributed along with
the election materials once the nomination period expires.

We look forward to hearing from you and appreciate your willingness to be
an active member in SIGDL.

Digital Liaisons 2016

downloadWhat: A virtual discussion about what Digital Librarianship looks like in the wild and how Digital Libraries contribute to communities

Where: On Twitter using the hashtags #SIGDLChats (plus you should follow us @SIGDL!)

When: October, 13th, 2016 from 18:00-20:00 GMT (2-4pm EST, 11am-1pm PST)

(*Note that the timing is intended to accommodate international participants, with a focus on Europe as the ASIS&T Annual meeting will be taking place in Copenhagen, Denmark from October 14th-18th.)

You are invited to participate in a Twitter chat hosted by the Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) Special Interest Group for Digital Libraries (SIG DL)!

The Digital Liaisons Twitter Chat will be thematically structured around what Digital Librarianship looks like in practice and how Digital Libraries contribute to the communities they serve.

Participants will be invited to ask questions and join in the discussion via Twitter.

This chat is designed as a mentoring opportunity for students and early-career information professionals to connect with mentors in the Digital Library community. You are invited to be a mentor or mentee and join in the conversation! No prior commitment is necessary- just tune in during the time frame listed below.

 You don’t have to do anything to sign up beforehand!

 You DO need to have a Twitter handle! (Only if you want to read participate, you can read other people’s conversations without one)

 You don’t have to be a member of ASIS&T or SIG-DL to participate in the Twitter chat! (You do need to be a member to participate in our follow-up panel (Digital Liaisons Virtual Uncommons: Creating Knowledge, Enhancing Lives via Digital Libraries) at the ASIS&T Annual Meeting.)

Participants will be invited to ask questions and join in discussion via Twitter as well as connect with mentors individually afterwards. In order to connect with a mentor please sign up next to their name in this spreadsheet.

Each mentor will have a maximum of three mentees.

Student Engagement Awards deadline extended

ASIS&T SIG-DL Seeking Nominations for Student Engagement Awards

Deadline extended!
Application due date: September 2, 2016
Awards notification date: September 9, 2016

Release date: August 9, 2016
Original Release date: February 22, 2016

Two Student Engagement Awards, offered by Special Interest Group-Digital Libraries (SIG-DL), have been established to assist students in becoming active contributors within the ASIS&T community through involvement in SIG-DL. Both awards will be granted through a single submission cycle.

The Awards
The SIG-DL Student Engagement Awards are intended to encourage professional activity in ASIS&T by students who are interested in digital libraries and related initiatives. The First Award is a modest monetary sum to assist with deferring travel costs to the ASIS&T Annual Meeting; the Second Award is a student-level membership to ASIS&T. The awards will be issued to the winning students prior to the ASIS& T Annual Meeting. Award certificates will be presented in a ceremony during the SIG-DL Business Meeting at the ASIS&T Annual Meeting.

Eligibility & Selection
Only graduate students currently enrolled in information science or library and information science programs are eligible to be nominated. Current and former SIG-DL Executive Committee members are not eligible for the awards. Applicants will be evaluated based on demonstrated interest in actively contributing to the mission and goals of ASIS&T.

Financial need will be considered as part of the applicant’s eligibility for the awards. Selection will be based on an evaluation of the applicant’s essay, biography, and resume. The awards will be granted to the first and to the second most relevant applications. A panel of three SIG-DL Executive Committee members will select the award recipients. Depending on the quality and diversity of the nominations, the awards may not be granted every year. In that instance, the prize money shall be reserved until the following year.

Important Dates (Extended Deadlines!)
Application due date: September 2, 2016
Awards notification date: September 9, 2016

Nomination Procedure
To submit a nomination, e-mail SIG-DL (asist.sigdl@gmail.com) with the nomination materials. Self-nominations are accepted. Nominations will not be considered until all materials have been received. Nominations will be comprised of the following elements:

  1. The nominee’s name, title, institution, phone, and email address.
  2. An essay (250-500 words) outlining activities and demonstrated interests which illustrate the outstanding potential for the nominee to contribute to ASIS&T in general and SIG-DL in particular.
  3. A brief biography of the nominee.
  4. A current resume of the nominee.
  5. Letters of support of the nominee are optional, but accepted.

SIG DL Webinar – Archaeological Digital Data Management

Archaeological Digital Data Management Webinar
Wednesday, August 17, 2016 at 1:00 PM EDT

Archaeology relies heavily on digital data: photographs taken in the field, GIS information, analytical and descriptive data sets, project reports, etc. Without a well thought-out approach to data management, important information will be overlooked or lost because it is forgotten, misplaced or damaged. Good digital data management requires attention to the means of data storage, aspects of archiving data, how data are to be preserved, and the curation of data so that is discoverable, accessible and usable. This online seminar will explore the practical aspects of good data management: how to organize materials during the life of a project, tools and methods that they can integrate into their existing projects and workflows to ensure data is prepared preservation and accessibility once a project is complete.

The seminar will:
(1) introduce participants to the Center for Digital Antiquity and tDAR (the Digital Archaeological Record), its repository of digital archaeological data and information;
(2) identify good digital data management practice as it relates to the topics of data storage, data archiving, long-term preservation, and the access and reuse of archaeological data; and
(3) describe best practice for the organization of digital archaeological materials during the life of a project and prepare them for curation and preservation.

Webinar sponsored by SIG DL.

Pricing and Registration

Free for ASIS&T Members, Non-Members: $5

To register, follow this link: https://www.asist.org/events/webinars/archaeological-digital-data-management/

Presenters

1
Francis P. McManamon

Francis P. McManamon is the Executive Director of Digital Antiquity.  Issues and topics related to the management of archaeological data and information is one of his professional focuses. Digital Antiquity develops and maintains tDAR (the Digital Archaeological Record), an international repository for data and documents related to archaeology and archaeological investigations.

 

 

2Leigh Anne Ellison
Leigh Anne Ellison is Coordinator for Marketing, Sales, and Projects, Center for Digital Antiquity. She has served as a Digital Curator at Digital Antiquity. Digital Antiquity develops and maintains tDAR (the Digital Archaeological Record), an international repository for data and documents related to archaeology and archaeological investigations. Leigh Anne has a M. A. in Anthropology (Archaeology) from Northern Arizona University.