Recently I gave a CONTENTdm workshop up in Fargo at North Dakota State University. They are collaborating with Concordia College in Moorhead, MN and Prairie Public Television, Fargo to start their own digital projects. Prairie Public Television will be the first in the MINITEX region to digitize video on such a large scale. The group is currently working on developing their metadata standards, as each party involved will have very diverse digital collections! To help them get started, staff plan to attend the upcoming conference: School for Scanning: The A–Z of Creating Digital Collections.
The conference will be hosted in Minneapolis this year on May 1–3. It is sponsored by the Northeast Document Conservation Center. Along with keynote speaker Roy Tennant (California Digital Library), there will be break out sessions that address digitizing audio and video, documents, and images, and other sessions that address the broader issues surrounding digitization projects (selection, copyright, metadata). I plan on attending, and I hope to see some of you there!