September 15, 2017
The Mid-Michigan Digital Practitioners (MMDP) will convene for its next workshop and meeting on October 19-20, 2017 at the Library of Michigan in Lansing, MI sponsored by the Michigan Archival Association. Workshops will be held on October 19 from 1 to 4:30; the meeting will be held on October 20 from 9 to 4:30.
You can find more information about registration, directions to the Library, parking details and more on the MAA Fall Workshop page, or on the MMDP website.
Looking forward to seeing you in Lansing!
August 30, 2017
The call for presentation and poster proposals for the Fall Mid-Michigan Digital Practitioners Meeting has been extended to Friday, September 15.
The meeting will be held October 19-20, 2017, at the Library of Michigan, in Lansing, MI. The two-day event is sponsored by the Library of Michigan and the Michigan Archival Association. As always, registration for all participants is free. If you create, manage, or transform digital collections in Michigan, we want to hear from you!
You can find more details in this previous post, or by visiting the MMDP website at https://midmichdp.wordpress.com/.
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August 22, 2017
The deadline for proposals for the MAC 2018 Annual Meeting has been extended to Monday, Aug 28, 2017. Please refer to this earlier posting, or visit the MAC website, for more details and proposal submission information.
Member, 2018 MAC Program Committee
August 14, 2017
The University Libraries at Western Michigan University seeks candidates for the tenure-track, fiscal-year position of Digital Projects Librarian.
The Digital Projects Librarian oversees a portfolio of digital library projects and provides the coordination and technical expertise needed to complete projects successfully. This position supervises digitization staff, works collaboratively to determine project priorities, technical standards and workflows for locally-held collections, and takes an active role in grant-supported and multi-institution projects. The position coordinates and optimizes ongoing workflows in the realm of digitization, digital object publication and digital preservation and works collaboratively on metadata creation. The position is responsible for exploring and helping to implement new software frameworks to support the creation, delivery and preservation of digital objects and maintains in-depth knowledge of national standards and best practices in the digital library field. The Digital Projects Librarian provides outreach and education, including demonstrations and consultations on the creation and use of digital collections for the Libraries and the WMU community.
A master’s degree from a graduate program accredited by the American Library Association (ALA) and relevant professional experience are required. Please visit https://wmich.edu/hr/jobs for further information regarding the position and application procedures. Review of applications will begin September 5, 2017 and continue until position is filled.
WMU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women, veterans, individuals with disabilities and all other qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.
Posted on behalf of University Libraries, Western Michigan University
August 8, 2017
The call for session proposals for the 2018 Midwest Archives Conference Annual Meeting is open until Tuesday, August 22, 5pm Central Time. Please consider submitting a proposal! The Program Committee invites session proposals on all areas of archival practice and research and from allied fields. The Committee is especially interested in proposals that align with the 2018 theme, “Blurring Boundaries, Crossing Lines.”
The annual meeting will be held in Chicago, March 21-24, 2018. Chicago has historically served as a transition area between different types of boundaries: from rural, urban, and suburban landscapes, between land and lake, as a leader in the evolution of transportation, as a home to built forms that encompass traditional and modern architecture, and even from East to West. For MAC 2018 we call archivists to a place whose official city motto itself, “city in a garden” (Urbs in Horto), invites an exploration of contradictions and contrasts.
More information can be found on the MAC website: http://www.midwestarchives.org/2018-sessionproposals
Also, be sure to check out the MAC Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/groups/9031391258/) and the brainstorming spreadsheet (https://docs.google.com/…/1Xe3ryZIrtYF7wZ01RV7AuOh6Rv…/edit…) for proposal ideas and collaborators.
A separate call for poster proposals will go out later this year.
Member, 2018 MAC Program Committee