Funding and Budgeting for Your Digital Program

Speaker Thomas Clareson and Liz Bishoff
Thomas F.R. Clareson is Senior Consultant for Digital & Preservation Services at LYRASIS, the largest library and cultural heritage network in the U.S. He consults nationally and internationally on preservation, disaster preparedness and recovery, digitization, special collections/archives, remote storage, funding, and advocacy issues. He has served as a lead consultant ...

Thomas F.R. Clareson is Senior Consultant for Digital & Preservation Services at LYRASIS, the largest library and cultural heritage network in the U.S. He consults nationally and internationally on preservation, disaster preparedness and recovery, digitization, special collections/archives, remote storage, funding, and advocacy issues. He has served as a lead consultant on seventeen Institute of Museum and Library Services "Connecting to Collections" statewide preservation planning grants, and six implementation projects. He is also co-leader of the annual "Digital Future" five-day workshop series, sponsored by King's College London in the U.K. and Australia. With more than 20 years of experience in preservation and digitization services, Tom was previously Program Director for New Initiatives at PALINET and Global Product Manager at OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc.; he also served in various capacities at Amigos Library Services, Inc. Tom holds an MLS from Kent State University, an MA from Ohio State University, and a BA from Ohio Wesleyan University. Formerly a representative from the Society of American Archivists to the Joint Committee on Archives, Libraries, and Museums, he currently serves on the Board of Trustees of Heritage Preservation, the national institute for preservation and conservation advocacy. He has taught graduate-level preservation courses for The University of Texas at Austin, University of California-Los Angeles, and the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

Liz Bishoff is the Owner of The Bishoff Group, a library and cultural heritage consulting group with more than 15 years' experience working with digital collaboratives. From 2005-2008 Bishoff was BCR Director of Digital & Preservation Services. Previously she was Special Assistant to the Dean and Head, Office of Sponsored Programs, at the University of Colorado, Boulder. Bishoff was also Vice President for Digital Collection Services at OCLC, and former Executive Director of the Colorado Digitization Program. Liz has worked with libraries and museums in several states including Alabama, Kansas, South and North Carolina, Missouri, Minnesota, New Mexico, New York, and Tennessee on various aspects of their collaborative digitization initiatives. Liz led the development of collaborative best practices in metadata, including the CDP Dublin Core Best Practices. Liz has been a member of the IMLS/NISO task force for A Framework of Guidance for Building Good Digital Collections. She is a member of the American Library Association Council, ASCLA Board of Directors, past member of the ALA Board, and is a past Treasurer of the American Library Association.

Full Description

This workshop will explore various options for funding a digital program including local funding, state and federal grants, and foundation support. In addition, development of a budget and business plan for your digital projects, from creation to preservation, will be discussed.

Pre-requisite:
Introduction to Digital Projects; or the workshop participant should have experience with an ongoing digital initiative.

Who should attend:
Digital program managers, digital archivists, and others actively engaged in management of library and cultural heritage digital programs.

By the end of this program, participants will:

  • Understand the budgeting components for digital projects
  • Be familiar with a variety of sources of funding for digital projects
  • Know the components many funders are looking for in a digitization grant proposal

This workshop is part of METRO's Digital Projects from Start to Finish series. If you'd like to attend all three workshops, please sign up here to receive the series registration discount.
Other sessions in this series include:


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When?

Wed, Dec. 11, 2013
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. US/Eastern

How Much?

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Where?

METRO Training Center
57 East 11th Street, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10003
USA