WNYLRC Workshop: Digitization: See it, Plan it, Do it!
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
10:00 am to 4:30 pm

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WNYLRC Training Center


This is a training session focusing on discussions of the ethical, legal, and practical challenges of digitizing collections

Digitization is creating new paths for preserving and presenting information, but brings an array of legal and practical challenges.  

To help our members navigate these challenges and bring their projects to life, WNYLRC invites you to this presentation by three "in the trenches" professionals, who will cover:

  • Copyright basics
  • Ethical & additional legal considerations of digitization
  • Practical and operational challenges to digitization projects (including budgeting, platform choice, and promotion) 

The presentation and discussion will address issues related to digitizing photos, recordings, newspapers, yearbooks, and other legacy items.  Attendees should leave with a thorough grounding of the essential considerations--and practical solutions--for taking a digitization project from concept to reality."

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Stephanie ("Cole") Adams, Tre Berney, Amy Vanderlyke Dygert
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Stephanie (nickname: Cole) Adams is an attorney advising libraries, creative professionals, civic organizations, and higher education institutions. Cole first developed a deep connection to libraries working as a page, then clerk, at her hometown library in New Hartford, NY. Ms. Adams went on to work at the libraries of her Alma Maters, Hampshire College, and SUNY Buffalo School of Law. She served for over 10 years as the in-house counsel at Niagara University, in Niagara Falls, NY, leaving recently to start The Law Office of Stephanie Adams, PLLC, in Buffalo. An attorney admitted to practice in both the state and federal courts of New York, Ms. Adams has extensive experience with the legal and operational issues confronting information professionals (and you may be familiar with her work...Cole works staffs the WNYLRC's "Ask the Lawyer" service).

Tre Berney is the Director of Digitization and Conservation Services at Cornell University Library, overseeing the Digital Media Group and the Conservation Lab. He designed and created Cornell’s AV Digitization Lab and is helping develop and refine preservation and access workflows and policy for digital content across the library. I have an extensive background in audiovisual production, digitization, and preservation. I’ve worked on production, post, and reformatting and preservation projects for cable television clients (Discovery, A&E, Biography, The History Channel), The Smithsonian Institution, The Howard Baker Center on Public Policy, the University of Memphis, and others. Tre holds a BSC in Journalism and Electronic Media from the University of Tennessee.

Amy Vanderlyke Dygert is Director of Copyright Services at Cornell University. She handles contracts and license agreements for digital resources, repositories, and various user services. She also works with faculty, staff, and students on issues including fair use, open access, author rights, publishing contracts, licensing, privacy, donor relations, and other areas of intellectual property. She has a B.A. in journalism from SUNY Oswego, M.A. in magazine, newspaper, and online journalism, M.S. in new media, M.S. in instructional design, development, and evaluation, and a J.D., all from Syracuse University.

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