Evaluating Digital Projects

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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 ...

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 Futures” 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.

Full Description

This special half-day class will specifically look at designing and implementing an evaluation process for digital projects, both grant-funded and institutionally-funded. Participants will learn how to apply Outcome-Based Evaluation techniques to digital projects, will see examples of successful digital project evaluation activities, and will draft language on an evaluation process for a future digitization grant project for their own institutions.

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


Learning outcomes:
The ability to develop evaluation process descriptions for digitization grants, and to carry out evaluation activities on current or future digitization projects at their institution.


Planning to attend Tom's Grant Writing for Digital Projects session as well? Use discount code DIG32015 during registration to receive $15.00 off each registration. 

 

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When?

Tue, Mar. 24, 2015
9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. US/Eastern

How Much?

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Where?

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