During November 2009

Inside ZSR

Hosting online meetings using DimDim

A few weeks ago I was contacted by one of our colleagues at UNC asking for a meeting about DigitalForsyth. We wanted to be able to show them how the web-interface worked but nobody wanted to do the travelling so we decided to try DimDim (http://dimdim.com) a quasi-free web-meeting application. DimDim supports one host and... more

Fundraising for Preservation

NCPC Annual Conference Fundraising for Preservation Nov. 13, 2009 Friday Center Chapel Hill, NC As NCPC President, I had the pleasure of welcoming 50 attendees and talking about NCPC projects and grants in the past year. NCPC gave over $6,000 in grants last year, two of which were to institutions in Forsyth County (WFU Museum... more

ASERL Lunch-N-Learn #2

Today Mary Beth, Jean-Paul, and Erik attended the second ASERL lunch n learn webinar. The speakers were Toby Graham from the University of Georgia and Mary Molinaro from the University of Kentucky. Both presenters discussed several of the digital collections that their institutions have been working on for the last few years. Interestingly, both presenters... more

Educause 2009 – Day Two

I could go in chronological order in this post, but that would require me to “bury the lead” and talk about Lawrence Lessig’s presentation in the middle of the post! Lessig is a rock star in my world and it seems only right that when writing about a copyright guru I “steal” his bio from... more

Educause 2009 – Day One

After spending the better part of a day traveling and with only 14% power left on my iPhone (I never like to get below 20%) and with only six minutes before the close of registration on Tuesday night, I checked in at the Educause 2009 registration station and collected my conference materials! For those of... more

Guild of Bookworkers Standards Seminar-part 2

Tom Conroy gave the first session of the second day on repairing tools. Tom is a book restorer and fine binder who spent 7 years in formal training under Anne and Theodore Kahle and also earned an MLIS from Berkeley. Tom currently teaches at the American Bookbinders Museum in San Francisco. Tom spent several hours... more