Mailing List Message #113272
From: Joan Lippincott <>
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Subject: EDUCAUSE Live! webcast on digital collections & curriculum
Date: Fri, 21 Mar 2008 14:25:45 -0400


The next EDUCAUSE Live! Webcast features two speakers from Reed College, Marianne Colgrove (Deputy Chief Technology Officer and Director of Web Support Services) and Dena Hutto (Director of Reference and Instruction), speaking on "Teaching with Digital Collections in the Undergraduate Curriculum". 1-2pm Eastern Time, Tuesday, March 25. No charge, but registration required at <>. Summary:

    Many academic digital collection projects are focused on special collections and college archives. Such projects seek to bring collections "out of the basement" and enable greater access to valuable and specialized research materials. However, undergraduate students and faculty often have very different needs and expectations of these digital materials than experienced researchers or the general public.

    What does it take to implement a digital asset management system that not only improves access to collections but also allows faculty to integrate digital materials into their teaching? Teaching with digital collections means collection development that is driven by faculty needs, flexible presentation tools, and web interfaces that help students understand visual resources in context. Reed College’s IT and library will share their experiences in implementing a CONTENTdm-based digital image collection for the classics and humanities.

All EDUCAUSE Live! Webcasts are archived for later (re)viewing.

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