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Friday, September 30 • 3:50pm - 4:50pm
Do More with Less: Getting Started with Your Digital Asset Management Initiative

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We all know that digital asset management (DAM) is an important issue and would like to do more with it. But it is a hard topic to address. How do you get started? Is it really important? How do we pay for it? For the past few years PALS has worked with the Islandora open source solution and built a community of five partners in Minnesota. They are Southwest Minnesota State University, Minnesota State University-Mankato, Winona State University, College of St. Scholastica, and St. Cloud Technical and Community College. Through our work we have learned of various ways to start your DAM initiative, build support for it, and pay for it. This presentation will provide you with strategies on how to start DAM, gain support, and pay for DAM. Our goal for this session is to help make it easier to get started on your DAM work. No DAM experience required.


Heidi Johnson, Librarian, College of St. Scholastica Library

Heidi Johnson is a librarian at The College of St. Scholastica. She wears several hats as many librarians do at small institutions. She is the first year/information literacy librarian where she does library lectures and reference work; she also serves as the college's archivist... Read More →

Kevin McGrew, Director, College of St. Scholastica Library

Kevin McGrew is the Director of the Library at The College of St. Scholastica. Kevin has been at the St. Scholastica since 1989, working in Reference, Serials, Electronic Resources, and Interlibrary Loan during that time. He also served as the college's archivist for a number of years... Read More →

Linda Richter, Innovation Coordinator, PALS

Linda duties include providing technical support for the Islandora Digital Asset Management System and for the Interlibrary Loan module of Aleph. She is also involved in management and planning activities. She holds degrees in Mathematics and Computer Science.

Alex Kent, Digital Initiatives Librarian, PALS

Alex Kent started at PALS in July 2012 as the Cataloging and Metadata Training and Support Specialist. Prior to PALS he worked as a Collections Cataloger processing archival collections for the Minnesota Historical Society. Currently Alex is the Digital Initiatives Librarian for... Read More →

Friday September 30, 2016 3:50pm - 4:50pm CDT
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