Two METRO Special Interests Groups Discuss Podcasting and Digital Project Planning

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Friends of METRO know that we host and facilitate Special Interest Groups (SIG) for librarians and information professionals in the metropolitan New York region. Over thirteen groups meet regularly to discuss current events, pressing issues, share resources, and network. Next month, the Library 2.0 SIG and the Code4LibNYC SIG will convene to tackle two areas of technology and outreach for libraries. Please read on for details, and RSVP to let them know you're coming! 

MARCH 3, 2010 :: Library 2.0 SIG
Time:
10:00am-noon
Topic: Podcasting in Libraries
Location:
METRO Offices: 57th E. 11th St, New York, NY  (4th Floor)
RSVP:
Via GoogleForms or by email to let co-conveners Caroline Fuchs or Kathryn Shaughnessy know if you can make the March 3rd meeting.This meeting will cover an overview of podcasts and podcasting, and how these resources are being used in our current METRO libraries. Please bring your ideas and your willingness to share examples to the March meeting.  As always, feel free to put up links to examples of handy podcasting resources on the Lib2.0 wiki.

MARCH 16, 2010 :: CODE4LIBNYC SIG
Time: 10:00am-noon
Topic:
Project Management for Digital Library Services
Location: METRO Offices: 57th E. 11th St, New York, NY  (4th Floor)
RSVP: Email co-conveners Kevin Reiss or  Joanna DiPasquale if you are planning to attend.

Practicing active project and portfolio management in creating products and services promises great rewards in improved communication, efficiency and productivity. The promised rewards can prove elusive, however, as attempts to standardize best practices across a department or institution can be stymied by resistance to change, differing needs, uneven experience, and a multitude of confusing tool choices. Attempting such an implementation can be daunting as it becomes difficult to know even where to begin.

Eric Stedfeld and Jennifer Vinopal will share some of their experiences with project and portfolio management as it has been applied at New York University , especially in the digital library area of NYU Libraries. Eric will present a brief framework that puts general project management principles in context. He will then provide background on some project management initiatives in NYU's information technologies and digital library environments. J ennifer will bring things up to date with the digital library group's current evolving practice, extending to portfolio management across projects and
services.

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