Dr. Cal Lee to Demo BitCurator at National Digital Stewardship Residency Symposium which Highlights SILS Alumni

March 10, 2014

Dr. Cal LeeOn April 8, 2014, the Library of Congress, Institute of Museums and Library Services (IMLS) and the National Library of Medicine will host a free symposium entitled “Emerging Trends in Digital Stewardship” at the National Library of Medicine. The symposium will consist of panel presentations on topics including preserving social media and collaborative workspaces, open government and open data and digital strategies for public and non-profit institutions. It will also feature a demonstration of BitCurator presented by Dr. Cal Lee, France Carroll McColl Term Professor at the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

The National Digital Stewardship Residency is an initiative of the Library of Congress and IMLS. It “provide(s) a robust, hands-on learning experience to complement graduate-level training and education. The inaugural cohort, which includes SILS alumna Maureen Harlow (MSLS '12), began their residency at Washington, D.C. area libraries, museums and cultural institutions in September 2013. Ten residents are embedded in institutions around the area, each completing a project related to an aspect of digital preservation and stewardship. Harlow is embedded at the National Library of Medicine. She has two Master's degrees - one in library science and one in public administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She was a fellow of the "Educating Stewards of the Public Information Infrastructure (ESOPI-21). She is also responsible for planning and coordinating the symposium along with her mentor and another SILS alumna, Christie Moffatt (MSLS '00).  Moffatt is the NLM Digital Manuscripts program manager. The NDSR program aims to “serve the American people by developing the next generation of stewards to collect, manage, preserve and make accessible our digital assets.” Further information about the program can be found here: http://www.digitalpreservation.gov/ndsr/

All sessions will be held in the National Library of Medicine’s Lister Hill Auditorium, on the campus of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. Information about the Auditorium and host site is here: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/about/lhcaud_gen.html

The symposium is free and open to the public.  Pre-registration is encouraged.


Tuesday, April 8, 2014

8:30 – 9:30  Registration

9:30 – 9:45  Opening Remarks
Welcome from the National Library of Medicine, Speaker TBA
The NDSR Program, George Coulbourne, Office of Strategic Initiatives, Library of Congress

9:45 – 10:45  BitCurator Demonstration
Cal Lee, UNC-Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science

11:00 – noon  Panel discussion: Social Media, Archiving, and Preserving Collaborative Projects
Speakers TBA

noon – 1:15  Lunch (on your own)

1:15 – 2:15  Panel discussion: Open Government and Open Data
Speakers TBA

2:45 – 3:45  Panel discussion: Digital Strategies for Public and Non-Profit Institutions
Speakers TBA

3:45  Closing Remarks from the National Library of Medicine


For online registration, please go to: http://bit.ly/1fQeTtp

For symposium updates and logistical information, please go to: http://ndsr2014.wordpress.com/

For all other information about the symposium, please contact Maureen Harlow at maureen.harlow@nih.gov.

Photos include: Upper right is Dr. Cal Lee; lower left from left to right, Maureen Harlow and Christie Moffatt.