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Digitization, Resource Repair, and More in our Preservation & Access Track

Preserving and providing access to information are core values of librarianship. Our newest training track, Preservation & Access, covers a variety of topics related to services and skills like digitization, resource sharing, book repair, and more. As with all our training tracks, we offer both in-person and online training opportunities. Click the title links below for more information and to register.

Advanced Book Repair and Structure Workshop*
This in-person workshop will cover decision-making and product evaluation for rare, brittle, and fragile books. This will be the LAST offering of this workshop for the foreseeable future—sign up today!
Thursday, May 23, 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM (Registration closes May 9.)
*In-person attendees only, no recording will be available.
: Dr. Miriam Kahn (MBK Consulting)

Exploring Your CopyRIGHTS in K-12 Environments—a Hands-on Workshop*
This in-person workshop is designed for library staff working in K12 environments and will give attendees the foundation to feel more confident about their understanding and application of their rights and responsibilities in our complex information landscape.
Thursday, August 8, 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM (Registration closes July 31.)
*In-person only—no recording will be available.
Presenter: Carla Myers (Miami University Libraries) 


Check out our upcoming webinar series options. All online sessions are recorded for your convenience. Can’t make it in real time? Sign-up anyway and automatically receive a follow-up email including session handouts and a link to view the recording.

Digitization Basics 2: Tools and Techniques
Take the next session in our Digitization Basics series to learn all about the various tools and basic steps for completing quality scans. Our webinar leaders are ready to discuss all the options (including outsourcing) to consider when creating a set of archival-quality scans—from scanner types to resolution settings to file types.
Wednesday, May 8, 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM
Presenters: Jenni Salamon and Lily Birkhimer (Ohio History Connection)

Digitization Basics 3: Providing Access and Measuring Success
Now that you’ve scanned it all, will they come? Find out how you can ensure the huge investment of time and resources involved brings the rewards you’d hoped for. This final session in the series focuses on making your materials accessible and on assessing your project’s impact.
Thursday, July 11, 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM
Presenters: Jenni Salamon & Lily Birkhimer (Ohio History Connection)

Copyright in Action: Fact or Fiction?-Myths about Copyright and Fair Use
As information professionals, we are on the front lines of answering questions and providing services that have copyright implications.  Most of us have probably heard someone say, “it’s only one chapter/part of a song/movie clip,” right? Further our discussion of copyright by sharing your stories and questions about fair use and reuse of works.
Wednesday, June 12, 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM
Presenter: Carla Myers (Miami University Libraries)

Copyright in Action: Considerations for Open Educational Resources
As everyone feels pressure to do more with fewer resources, OERs (Open Educational Resources) have become an attractive option. As more folks explore how to select (or create their own) OERs, we need to better understand the copyright implications for these complex intellectual products.
Wednesday, August 14, 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM
Presenter: Carla Myers (Miami University Libraries)

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