This webinar is an introduction to the digital collections of the Empire State Library Network in New York (ESLN), with a focus on the larger repositories that provide more convenient search across collections. The webinar will help member institutions better serve end users in locating archival and special collections resources and familiarize attendees with the navigation of these digital repositories. The webinar will begin by looking at digital collections and digital repositories: what they are and how they can be advantageous for end users. It will also include advice on how to use metadata as a means of navigation and how to determine copyright and re-use status of resources.
Attendees will be introduced to several regional platforms in New York, like New York Heritage (NYH), Digital Culture of Metropolitan New York (DCMNY), and Hudson River Valley Heritage (HRVH), as well as the national portal Digital Public Library of America (DPLA).
Register online at: https://senylrc.regfox.com/eslndigitalcollections
online webinar registration is at: https://senylrc.regfox.com/eslndigitalcollections
Karen Li-Lun Hwang is Digital Projects and Metadata Librarian, Metropolitan New York Library Council,
Jennifer Palmentiero is Digital Services Librarian, Southeastern New York Library Resources Council
Ryan Perry is Digital Collections Librarian, Central NY Library Resources Council